BRISTOL, Ill. --- Prairie State College head golf coach Jeff Zurawicz most certainly knew that former PSC standout Bobby Sloan (Mount Carmel H.S.) would have a strong campaign for the Pioneers in 2014 following a three-year hiatus.
He probably never guessed it’d be this strong.
Sloan made history Wednesday afternoon when he was named the Illinois Collegiate Conference Player of the Year following a round of 71 at Blackberry Oaks Golf Course.
He is the first player in PSC golf history to earn the award.
Sloan carded a 35 on the back nine to earn his third win of the campaign. The native of Lansing is also the first Pioneer to lock down multiple wins in a season and a career.
“Bobby took a couple of years off, came back very mature and level-headed and turned in an absolutely phenomenal season for us,” Zurawicz said. “He’s been a pleasure to coach and he truly deserves the honor.”
With only three competing golfers in the lineup, PSC did not have enough competitors to register a score.
Sloan wasn’t the only Pioneer to perform well either.
Sophomore Robert Russell (Crete-Monee H.S.) fired off a round of 81 while sophomore Trevor Wheaton (Illiana Christian H.S.) shot an 89.
The Pioneers will see action next on Friday at the Prairieview Invitational in Byron.
BRISTOL, Ill. --- Prairie State College freshman golfer Trevor Wheaton (Illiana Christian H.S.) turned in the finest outing of his young collegiate career Wednesday afternoon in an Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference match at Blackberry Oaks Golf Course.
Wheaton pulled his score down into the 70’s for the first time as a collegiate, recording a team-best showing of 78.
Wheaton’s card was good enough to push him into the third slot of the overall standings. He shot identical 39’s on both the front and back nine.
Unfortunately for the Pioneers, Wheaton’s score did not factor into the team scoring as PSC was unable to secure a spot in the team standings due to the fact that the Pioneers had a golfer playing in a group which was disqualified for teeing up from the incorrect set of tees.
A team needs four golfers to turn in score cards in order for that squad to qualify in the final results.
Wheaton wasn’t the only Pioneer to swing his clubs with authority.
Sophomore Bobby Sloan (Mount Carmel H.S.) posted another stellar outing, shooting an 81. Sloan has won two Skyway matches this season.
Freshman Robert Russell (Crete-Monee H.S.) fired off an 87 to round out PSC’s scorers.
The Pioneers will hit the links again on September 17 when they travel to The Highlands of Elgin (12:30 p.m.start).
Sophomore Bobby Sloan picked up his
second consecutive win Monday
GLENWOOD, Ill. --- Whatever it is that Prairie State College sophomore golfer Bobby Sloan (Mount Carmel H.S.) has been doing to keep his game sharp since he last played for the Pioneers in 2011, he needs to keep doing it.
Sloan, for the second time in as many Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference matches, locked down the individual title Monday afternoon at PSC’s lone home date of the year at Glenwoodie Golf Club in Glenwood.
Sloan’s 74 powered him to the victory as the Pioneers tallied a squad score of 339 to secure the fourth spot in the team standings.
The second-year PSC player, who now serves as a firefighter/EMT with the Lansing Fire Department picked up his third career win with the triumph. He tied for medalist honors at the 2011 Skyway match at Glenwoodie.
Sloan wasn’t the only Pioneer who performed well as freshman Trevor Wheaton (Illiana Christian H.S.) carded a round of 84.
Sophomore Robert Russell (Crete-Monee H.S.), (86) and freshman Will Nichols (Rich South H.S.), (95) rounded out the Pioneers’ attack.
PSC will take to the links again on Monday when they travel to Blackberry Oaks Golf Course in Bristol for another Skyway match.
Bobby Sloan won the individual
title at Wednesday's Skyway
Conference golf match.
NORTHBROOK, Ill. --- Three seasons after he last swung a golf club for Prairie State College head coach Jeff Zurawicz, sophomore Bobby Sloan (Mount Carmel H.S.) made a triumphant return to collegiate competition.
Sloan, who serves as a Firefighter/EMT with the Lansing Fire Department, fired off a round of 70 to claim the individual title at Wednesday’s Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference golf match at Sportsman’s Country Club.
Sloan, who last played for PSC in 2011, covered both the front and back nine in 35 strokes, respectively. The score of 70 equaled his collegiate best.
The Pioneers finished fourth in the team standings.
Sloan wasn’t the only Pioneer to post a big day either.
Sophomore Robert Russell (Crete-Monee H.S.) finished third in the individual standings with a personal-best score of 73.
Sophomore Trevor Wheaton (Illiana Christian H.S.) carded a round of 83 while freshman Will Nichols (Rich South H.S.) rounded out the Pioneers’ attack with a score of 91.
PSC will hit the links next on Monday, when the Pioneers host their own Skyway match at Glenwoodie Golf Club in Glenwood.
2014 Golf Letters of Intent Signees
The following student-athletes have signed NJCAA letters of intent to continue their academic and golfing careers at Prairie State College beginning in the Fall 2014 semester:
- William Nichols (Rich South H.S.)
- Robert Sloan (Mount Carmel H.S.)