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Consistency propels Meyer to success

Consistency propels Meyer to success

Daily Illini Staff Report
May 4, 2017
Filed under Golf, Illini of the Week, Men's Sports, Sports

Junior Dylan Meyer continues to rack up awards. Coming off of his third consecutive title of the season and earning the Big Ten individual championship, Meyer was named the Big Ten Player of the Year. Looking back to his freshman year, Meyer had a 73.08 stroke average and has since brought it down to 70...

Men’s golf captures third-straight Big Ten title

Men’s golf captures third-straight Big Ten title

Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men’s golf team won its third-consecutive Big Ten tournament title Sunday after shooting 1-over par the final round to finish at 11-under for the tournament. Northwestern followed in second, coming in 16 strokes behind Illinois at 5-over for the tournament. Dylan Meyer took the indi...

Meyer leads men’s golf to tournament championship

Meyer leads men’s golf to tournament championship

Tatiania Perry, Assistant sports editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men's golf team traveled to Columbus, Ohio, to compete in the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate this past weekend and did not disappoint. By the end of the first day of competition, the Illini were one stroke off the lead with a 12-over par team score. Freshman Michael Feagles and...

Hardy, Meyer named 2017 Ben Hogan Award semifinalists

Hardy, Meyer named 2017 Ben Hogan Award semifinalists

Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois golfers Nick Hardy and Dylan Meyer are used to winning awards. Hardy earned Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors twice this season, was selected for the United States’ Arnold Palmer Cup team this coming June and has seven top-10 finishes in Illinois’ tournaments this year — not to mention ...

Former Illinois golfer shines in Masters debut

Former Illinois golfer shines in Masters debut

Eli Schuster, Assistant sports editor for video
April 11, 2017
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Illinois men's golf alum Thomas Pieters made his first career Masters appearance Thursday in Augusta, Georgia. Pieters failed to claim the green jacket but finished tied for fourth. He stood out as the youngest of the top-four finishers after finishing -5 for the weekend. The 25-year-old found himself near ...

Despite Meyer’s win, Illini leave in fourth

Despite Meyer’s win, Illini leave in fourth

Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men’s golf team squandered an opportunity to win its first tournament of the spring on Sunday at the 3M Augusta Invitational, shooting 2-over par in the final round. The team entered the day tied for first with New Mexico but slipped to fourth by the end of the competition at 17-under a...

Illinois men’s golf takes second at Lone Star Invitational

Illinois men’s golf takes second at Lone Star Invitational

Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men's golf team breezed through its first two rounds, taking an eight-stroke lead into Tuesday’s final round at the Lone Star Invitational in San Antonio. Oklahoma, however, cruised through its last round, passing up the Illini and finishing at 40-under for the tournament. Illinoi...

Men’s Golf Takes Deep Breath Ahead Of Lone Star Inviational

Men’s Golf Takes Deep Breath Ahead Of Lone Star Inviational

Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

The start to the spring season has not been exactly what the No. 6 Illinois men’s golf team had in mind: two tournaments, no titles. The last time the team competed was against one of the toughest fields it will face all year —10 ranked teams were in the mix. But junior Dylan Meyer said the Illini will not be sat...

Illinois men’s golf readying up for stacked field at Southern Highlands Collegiate

Illinois men’s golf readying up for stacked field at Southern Highlands Collegiate

Gavin Good, Staff writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

For most college golf programs, a fourth-place finish at the opening competition of the season with three other ranked teams in it is not bad. The Illini are not like most college golf teams, though — they want to win titles, and nothing else will suffice. Head coach Mike Small emphasized improvement,...

Hardy excels, Illini struggle In opening competition

Hardy excels, Illini struggle In opening competition

Gavin Good, Staff writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

Junior Nick Hardy had a career day during his first round at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette, Louisiana, shooting a 66 on the Par-72 course. The performance earned Hardy Co-Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors, along with Michigan’s Kyle Mueller Jr. The award was Hardy’s second this year —...

Men’s Golf dreaming of national title ahead of spring season

Men’s Golf dreaming of national title ahead of spring season

Gavin Good, Staff writer
February 25, 2017
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

The No. 3 Illinois men’s golf team knows what it wants this spring season — winning it all. After capturing four of the five tournaments they competed in during the fall, the Illini have their sights set on their first-ever NCAA Championship. Despite making their ninth consecutive appearance...

Illinois men’s golf finishes fall with East Lake Cup victory

Gavin Good, Contributing writer
November 11, 2016
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

Before receiving its 2016 Big Ten Championship rings during Illinois football’s victory over Michigan State, Illinois men’s golf wrapped up its fall season with another title on Nov. 2. They won the East Lake Cup in Atlanta, defeating defending NCAA champions Oregon 3-2 in the final of match play. Junior...

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