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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...

Illinois men’s golf continues to thrive without team leaders

Illinois men’s golf continues to thrive without team leaders

Thomas Polcyn, Assistant sports editor
September 13
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

Over the last few years, the Illinois men's golf team has been a juggernaut at the top of the college golf rankings. The team has won more than 10 tournaments and have been within the top-three ranked teams for almost that whole time period. Sunday proved similar for the Illini when they earned their...

Illinois men’s golf coach Mike Small receives new contract

Illinois men’s golf coach Mike Small receives new contract

Lucas Wright, Staff writer
September 8
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

The Illinois men’s golf team head coach Mike Small just hit a big payday. Small received a six-year contract from the University on Thursday, totaling more than $2 million dollars in base salary. The contract runs through the 2021-22 season and will take effect immediately. Also included in the...

Team focus on winning, Chipotle runs

Team focus on winning, Chipotle runs

Ryan Wilson, Staff writer
August 19
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Quad Day, Special Sections, Sports, Top Stories

Assistant coach Zach Barlow said one should expect more titles and Chipotle runs from the Illinois men’s golf team this year. The Illini are coming off a record seven-win season and a heart-wrenching loss in the NCAA championship, in addition to losing two of their best players to graduation. ...

Pieters headed to Olympics

Daily Illini Sports Staff Report
July 13
Filed under Golf, Sports

Former Illini Thomas Pieters will be representing his home country of Belgium in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Pieters is one of the two players that will represent Belgium in golf this summer. The tournament will be played on the new Olympic golf course in Rio To qualify, a player must be in the top 15...

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