Who golfs? UAB student Parker Schilling

Who golfs? UAB student Parker Schilling

May 16th, 2012 by David Uchiyama in Sports - Outdoors

Parker Schilling.

Photo by David Uchiyama/Times Free Press.

Parker Schilling

Schilling pulled an all-nighter studying at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Then he played golf.

The 21-year-old called it a "study break" when he played 18 holes at Highland Park in downtown Birmingham at sunrise during finals week.

"I keep my clubs with me at all times, and that morning I was the first one on the tee," Schilling said. "I had to play a little golf after studying all night."

Schilling is still relatively new to the game. He picked it up a few years ago when he played baseball at Hixson High School.

"I could kill the ball, but everything went right," Schilling said. "It was a tough transition from baseball to golf. Now my game is a lot better. I shot an 80 a couple weeks ago in Birmingham."

He tried to sneak in 18 holes Monday.

"It looked like it was clearing up, so i thought I could get a round in," said Schilling, who played seven holes Monday before the skies opened up. "I guess not."