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Junior Adrien Dumont De Chassart swings his club at the Big Ten Championship Sunday.

Illini of the week: Small continues to build his legacy after sixth straight Big Ten title

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

Illinois men’s head golf coach Mike Small’s list of achievements is long: He is a 2013 Illinois golf Hall of Fame inductee, five-time NCAA Regional Champion and 11-time Big Ten Coach of the Year. He’s...

The Illinois men's golf team stands with their trophies after a big win on Sunday. They bring home their sixth consecutive Big Ten title.

Illini win sixth straight Big Ten Championship after tournament comes down to final hole

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer May 2, 2021

The Illinois men’s golf team ran a close race with Iowa, but in the end, the Illini walked away as Big Ten men's golf champions for the sixth straight year. The Illini finished one stroke ahead of the...

The Illinois men's golf team poses for a photo at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate tournament in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday. The team is headed to Carmel, Indiana this weekend in hopes of winning their sixth straight Big Ten Championship.

Illini seek sixth straight Big Ten Championship

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Since Mike Small became the head coach of the Illinois men’s golf team in 2009, the Illini have won 10 Big Ten championships. This weekend they have the opportunity to win their sixth straight, but Small...

Sophomore Jerry Ji observes as his ball flies through the air during competition. Ji and other members of the men’s golf team have used golf as an outlet for stress relief during the pandemic.

Illini use golf as escape from stress during pandemic

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

Golf is an inherently mental sport. Without defenders waiting to swat putts off the green or raucous crowds whose only goal is to overload auditory senses, all that’s left is the golfer and their mind. It’s...

Senior Michael Feagles swings his club on a sunny day. The men's Illinois golf team won the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate tournament Sunday in Columbus, Ohio.

Illini win Robert Kepler Intercollegiate, final tournament before Big Ten Championship

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer April 25, 2021

The Illinois men’s golf team won the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate Sunday in Columbus, Ohio, holding off Penn State and tournament host Ohio State in the final round. “In team golf, wins are achieved...

Junior Adrien Dumont de Chassart swings his club on a golf course. The Illinois men's golf team will play in the regular-season finale in Columbus, Ohio this weekend.

Illinois to finish regular season in Ohio

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

This weekend, the Illinois men’s golf team will play their regular-season finale in Columbus, Ohio at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate. The two-day, 54-hole tournament will be hosted by Ohio State University...

Junior Adrien Dumont de Chassart hits the golf ball at their invitational in West Lafayette, Indiana. The team finished second place overall.

Illini narrowly miss out on first place, finish second in Boilermaker Invitational

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer April 11, 2021

The Illinois men’s golf team came up short in a nail-biter at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Indiana. The Illini finished second, just two strokes behind first-place Kent State. Junior...

Graduate student Giovanni Tadiotto is sprinkled with pellets of sand after a swing in a sand trap on a sunny day. The Illinois men's golf team will play in the Boilermaker Invitational this weekend in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Illini battle Big Ten foes at Boilermaker Invitational

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer April 10, 2021

After playing their first six events below the 36’30 line, the Illinois men’s golf team will travel just 90 minutes northeast of campus to compete at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette,...

Adrien Dumont De Chassart swings during a match on a sunny day. The Illinois men’s golf team is set to play at the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club this weekend.

Illini return to action in Augusta Haskins Award Invitational

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer April 3, 2021

The No. 4 Illinois men’s golf team will be back in action this weekend at the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club, not far from Augusta National Golf Club. The event is hosted...

Sophomore Jerry Ji squats down to observe his putting options during a match. Ji was recently named Illini of the Week after winning the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette, Louisiana, on March 16.

Illini of the Week: Ji wins Louisiana Classics, helps team clinch historic win

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

When the dust settled at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette, Louisiana last Tuesday, Jerry Ji stood alone as the victor. The Illinois men’s golf team had just blown away the field, four Illini held...

Junior Adrien Dumont De Chassart smiles after completing a swing during a match. The Illinois men’s golf team tied for fifth at the National Invitational Tournament in Tucson, Arizona on Sunday.

Illini finish fifth at National Invitational Tournament

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

Following three straight tournament titles, the Illinois men’s golf team tied for fifth at the National Invitational Tournament in Tucson, Arizona on Sunday. Junior Adrien Dumont de Chassart led the...

Michael Feagles finishes a swing on a sunny day. The undefeated Fighting Illini are set to compete in Tucson, Arizona this weekend for the National Invitational Tournament.

Illini head to Arizona for National Invitational Tournament

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

This weekend, the undefeated men's golf team will compete in Tucson, Arizona, for the National Invitational Tournament. The tournament will be hosted by the No. 7 Arizona Wildcats men’s golf team...

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