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Golf great D.A. Weibring honored with induction

D.A. Weibring

Former Illinois State golfer and PGA Tour professional D.A. Weibring.

Former Illinois State golfer and PGA Tour professional D.A. Weibring ’75 was inducted into the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame earlier this year.

Chosen in the Institutional Great category, he is the first golfer from any school to be selected for the MVC Hall of Fame and the eighth Redbird. He is also a member of the Illinois State Athletics Percy Family Hall of Fame.

“We are very excited for D.A. and proud of his professional accomplishments as a long-time PGA Tour member and his work in course design and management,” Illinois State Director of Athletics Larry Lyons said. “He is a loyal Redbird who continues to give back to his alma mater in so many ways. D.A. truly deserves to be the first golfer from any school entering the MVC Hall of Fame.”

A native of Quincy, Weibring earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament as a freshman while studying business administration. The Redbirds finished first in 13 tournaments and second in 15 tournaments while Weibring played for ISU. He started touring with the PGA in 1977.

Weibring has had five top-10 finishes in major championships, including two at the PGA Championship. His first major win came in 1979. A 2001 inductee into the Illinois PGA Hall of Fame, Weibring is currently playing on the PGA Champions Tour, which he joined in 2003. He has five wins thus far.

The founder and chairman of Weibring-Wolfard Golf Design, he and his design team are credited with more than 80 projects worldwide.

Weibring has designed, renovated and master-planned golf courses in the U.S. and internationally, from private country clubs to PGA Tour venues, including ISU’s golf course. It was named the Weibring Golf Club at Illinois State University in 2007 in recognition of his commitment and contribution to Redbird Athletics, as well as his achievements as a PGA competitor.

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