Former Illini off to strong start at Lincoln Land Championship

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Click the video above for Noah Newman's round one report from the Lincoln Land Championship!

SPRINGFIELD -- The Lincoln Land Championship features a quarter of former Illini, and they're off to a good start.

Quincy native Luke Guthrie (-7) is tied for third, just two strokes back of co-leaders Rhein Gibson (-9) and Carlos Ortiz (-9). Guthrie was on his 16th hole when play was suspended for bad weather.

Fellow former Illini Nick Hardy (-6) and Scott Langley (-6) are tied for 8th. 2014 Illini graduate Brian Campbell (-1) was on 15 when play was halted.

Springfield native Jake Erickson (E) had a massive following throughout the day. The 2009 SHG graduate is competing on a sponsor's exemption.

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