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Senior Michael Feagles watches his ball after a swing during competition. Feagles has been named the Illini of the Week following his first-place finish at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate.

Illini of the Week: Feagles dominates in Mobile after returning for fifth season

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

In a perfect world, Michael Feagles does not win the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate. In a perfect world, the COVID-19 pandemic does not change everything. If all things went as he planned, Feagles would be...

Feagles, Illini earn win after almost year-long hiatus

Feagles, Illini earn win after almost year-long hiatus

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

Michael Feagles led from start to finish in a dominant win for both the senior and the Illini at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate early this week. Four Illini finished in the top 10 with sophomore Jerry...

Senior Brendan O’Reilly watches as his ball sails through the air during competition. The men's golf team will compete in the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate at Magnolia Grove Golf Club this weekend.

Illini fly south for ‘the real deal’

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

As snowfall continues to make life in Champaign a bit harder every day, the Illini fly south to Mobile, Alabama, where they will compete in the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate at Magnolia Grove Golf Club. The...

Illini set to compete with 'best teams'

Illini set to compete with ‘best teams’

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer February 4, 2021

Nearly a year since their last official outing, the Illini men’s golf team will start their spring season this Saturday at the Tinervin Cup. Following the abrupt end to their 2020 spring season, the...

Senior Brendan O'Reilly  watches as his ball sails through the air after a swing during competition.

Illini men’s golf team dominates in Florida, Brendan O’Reilly picks up first win of year

By Christian Jones, Contributing Writer December 29, 2020

The most recent win for the Illinois men’s golf team came at the Sunshine State Amateur in Lake County, Florida, on the El Campeón golf course, as senior golfer Brendan O’Reilly finished atop the...

Junior Adrien Dumont de Chassart watches his ball fly through the air after a swing during competition.

Illini men’s golfers succeed in fall amateur events

By Christian Jones, Contributing Writer November 30, 2020

The Illinois men’s golf team has been busy this fall despite not competing as a team due to COVID-19 shutdowns. Instead, the golfers have played in amateur events hosted by nearby universities. Juniors...

Senior Giovanni Tadiotto watches as his ball sails through the air after a swing during competition. With plans to turn pro after the 2020 season, Tadiotto changed his path to accept the offer to stay another season with the Illini.

Illini men’s golf prepare for hopeful spring season

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer November 5, 2020

In the absence of a fall season, the Illinois men’s golf team has been forced to adapt to stay on track to compete in 2021.  The Illini have achieved sustained success as a program, reaching 12 straight...

Senior Giovanni Tadiotto watches his ball fly through the air after following through on a stroke during competition.

Illinois men’s golf welcomes two newcomers for 2020-2021 season

By Jonah Perez, Staff Writer July 13, 2020

This year's Illinois men’s golf recruiting class consisted of Piercen Hunt and transfer Nico Lang. Hunt was the No. 22 recruit in the American Junior Golf Association and has lived in Wisconsin...

An Illinois golf player watches his ball fly through the air during the match against Bradley at Stone Creek Golf Course on April 14, 2018.

Illinois Athletics receives Stone Creek Golf Club from The Atkins Group

By Jonah Perez, Staff Writer July 1, 2020

The University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics announced the athletic department was given the Stone Creek Golf Club from The Atkins Group. The Atkins Group is an Urbana-based real estate...

PGA Tour golfer Bryson DeChambeau (right) walks up the 18th fairway past the leaderboard showing him at 10-under during the second round of the Charles Schwab Challenge at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Friday, June 12, 2020. He finished the day tied for second with Jordan Spieth at 10-under. The Challenge is the first tour event since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Collegiate golf may look at PGA Tour for guidance

By Jonah Perez, Staff Writer June 20, 2020

Golf was one of the first sports to come back after the shutdown began to wrap up. The success of the new rules the PGA Tour installed is what will determine what the NCAA will do about college golf next...

Senior Giovanni Tadiotto watches his ball fly through the air after following through on a stroke during competition.

International golfers find success with Illini, Coach Small

By Jonah Perez, Staff Writer June 8, 2020

Leaving home can be difficult. For a lot of people, you are saying goodbye to a place of comfort and not everybody can handle that. In sports, amateur international players, a lot of times, need to go...

Freshman Jerry Ji watches the arc of his ball after taking a swing during competition.

Big Ten honors four Illini men’s golfers in All-Big Ten selections

By Jonah Perez, Staff Writer May 21, 2020

On Monday, the Big Ten announced the men’s golf All-Big Ten team. Four Illini were honored, the most in the conference. “Congratulations to Michael (Feagles), Giovanni (Tadiotto) and Jerry (Ji) on...

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