Meyer ready for first professional tournament


SPRINGFIELD (WCIA) — Illinois golfer Dylan Meyer is getting his first shot at a professional event.  The Illini senior-to-be is teeing it up at the Lincoln Land Charity Championship this week on a sponsor exemption, earned by having the best scoring average for Illinois last season.

Meyer led the Illini with a 70.75 stroke average in 2016-17, helping the team reach the match play portion of the NCAA Championships for the fifth straight season.

“Guys are taking care of their business, kind of staying on their own,” Meyer said.  “In amateur golf you kind of get the buddy-buddies out here on the range just talking some smack to one another, but out here it’s business. It’s their job. It’s what they do for a living. It’s good to kind of get a little bit of that in that sense. And I see what I have to do to advance myself to get to the next level.”

Meyer is one of four Illini in the field, including former standouts Charlie Danielson, Scott Langley and Luke Guthrie.  The first round of the tournament starts Thursday morning.

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