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Soccer thrives, tennis and golf gear up

Soccer thrives, tennis and golf gear up

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Golf, Golf, Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports, Tennis, Tennis, Women's Sports

For the Illinois soccer, men’s golf and men’s tennis teams, the fall serves as a chance to shake the off-season rust. While the men’s tennis team starts up this coming weekend, the Illinois soccer and men’s golf teams are in full swing. Soccer Illinois soccer kicked off their regular Big Ten seaso...

Nick Hardy setting the course

Nick Hardy setting the course

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under Golf, Illini of the Week, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Senior Nick Hardy’s backdrop over the past 20 years has looked awfully green. The two-time individual Big Ten Champion is about to wrap up his record-breaking career on the Illinois men’s golf team and he has a lot to reflect on. Hardy helped lead the Illini to four consecutive Big Ten Championshi...

Men’s golf wins fourth consecutive Big Ten Championship

Men’s golf wins fourth consecutive Big Ten Championship

By The Daily Illini Sports Desk

April 30, 2018


Filed under Golf, Sports

The No. 12 Illinois men’s golf team began its ascent to a fourth consecutive Big Ten title after finishing the second round 12-under-par. Illinois coasted to the lead before clinching together the victory on Sunday. This marks Illinois’ ninth Big Ten Championship in the last 10 years. The Illini...

Illini head to Maryland for Big Ten championship

Illini head to Maryland for Big Ten championship

By Jack McCoy, Contributing writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illini men’s golf team is hitting its stride this season and it may not be coming at a better time for the reigning Big Ten champions. The team is coming off of back-to-back first-place finishes at the Bighorn Invitational and 3M Augusta Invitational, a win over Bradley in match play and a seco...

Baumgarten having productive season for Illini men’s golf

Baumgarten having productive season for Illini men’s golf

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

Sophomore Bryan Baumgarten was named the Big Ten Golfer of the Week last Wednesday following his first career tournament win at the Big Horn Invitational in Palm Desert, California in March. This marks the first time Baumgarten has earned the title, joining seniors Dylan Meyer and Nick Hardy as the thir...

Illini men’s golf win at BIGHORN Invitational

Illini men’s golf win at BIGHORN Invitational

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

Sophomore Bryan Baumgarten is the Big Ten Golfer of the week after collecting his first individual title at the Bighorn Invitational in Palm Desert, California last weekend. Baumgarten played rounds of 70, 68 and 67 to lead the tournament with an 11-under par finish. He also collected 16 birdies and pl...

Illinois golf didn’t live up to high expectations

Illinois golf didn’t live up to high expectations

By Rishab Sikri, Staff writer

December 18, 2017


Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

It was a season that began with enormous expectations. Coming off three consecutive Big Ten championship titles and having a top five preseason ranking is sure to put pressure on any team. Under head coach Mike Small, Illinois has become one of the top golfing programs in the nation, and they were ex...

Consistency propels Meyer to success

Consistency propels Meyer to success

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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 ...

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