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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
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
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
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
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
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
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...

Giovanni Tadiotto adjusts to life, golf in America

Giovanni Tadiotto adjusts to life, golf in America

Gavin Good, Contributing writer
November 1
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

Four thousand, two hundred forty two miles separate Champaign and Anderlecht, Belgium, where Illinois freshman golfer Giovanni Tadiotto spent his life before coming to the U.S. to play golf for the Illini. Upon his arrival in America, Tadiotto was met with the challenge of learning a new language in a co...

Men’s Golf To Open East Lake Cup Title Defense

Men’s Golf To Open East Lake Cup Title Defense

Gavin Good, Contributing writer
October 31
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois men’s golf will wrap up their fall slate at the East Lake Cup in Atlanta, Georgia, starting Monday against No. 3 Vanderbilt, No. 15 Oregon—the defending champs—and No. 23 Texas in an event televised on the Golf Channel. Head coach Mike Small is embracing the opportunity his program...

Illini make mistakes, tie for eighth at Tavistock Collegiate Invitational

Illini make mistakes, tie for eighth at Tavistock Collegiate Invitational

Gavin Good, Contributing writer
October 25
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois men’s golf struggled last weekend at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational, finishing in a tie for eighth place at 14-over par against tough competition. No. 4 Florida took the title at 20-under, with No. 3 Vanderbilt finishing at 9-under for second place. Junior Dylan Meyer led the Il...

Illinois men’s golf prepares for Tavistock Collegiate Invitational

Illinois men’s golf prepares for Tavistock Collegiate Invitational

Gavin Good, Contributing writer
October 16
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

The undefeated Illinois men's golf team will look to stay perfect when it travels to Windermere, Florida, for the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational on Oct. 16-Oct. 18. The No. 1 Illini will face off against eight other ranked men’s golf programs. Sophomore Edoardo Lipparelli, who is coming off...

Men’s golf looks to build on early success this weekend

Men’s golf looks to build on early success this weekend

Gavin Good, Contributing writer
October 7
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men’s golf team has gotten off to a bright start, winning the Wolf Run Intercollegiate and its third OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational championship. At Wolf Run, which was held in Zionsville, Illinois, the Illini trailed by 11 strokes heading into the final round but overcame the deficit...

Hardy takes little time to prove he is one of NCAA’s best golfers

Hardy takes little time to prove he is one of NCAA’s best golfers

Lucas Wright, staff writer
September 14
Filed under Golf, Illini of the Week, Sports, Top Stories

Illinois men’s golfer Nick Hardy didn’t spend his summer interning, and he surely did not spend it on the beach. Hardy was getting in as much golf as he could handle over the three-month summer break before returning for his junior year. In his first appearance for Illinois this season, Hardy...

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