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Illini men’s golfers succeed in fall amateur events

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

Illini men’s golf prepare for hopeful spring season

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.
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...

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

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

Illinois Athletics receives Stone Creek Golf Club from The Atkins Group

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.
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...

Collegiate golf may look at PGA Tour for guidance

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.
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...

International golfers find success with Illini, Coach Small

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

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

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

Team of the century: 2012-2013 Illini men’s golf make program history

Former Illinois Golfer Thomas Pieters putts the ball. Pieters won the national championship in his 2011-2012 season.
May 7, 2020

Illinois men’s golf found their greatest success in the history of the program in the 2012-13 season. The Illini were runner ups to the University of Alabama at the NCAA Championships in Atlanta, Georgia. The...

Feagles’ family background inspires his sport

Senior Michael Feagles observes as his ball soars through the air during the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational on Sept. 20, 2019.
April 22, 2020

Senior Michael Feagles is a three-time All-Big Ten First Teamer, three-time PING All-Midwest Region and was the 2017 Big Ten Freshman of the year. The senior was also a huge part of continuing...

Tadiotto returns, uses extra year of eligibility

Senior Giovanni Tadiotto drives a ball out of the sand trap. Tadiotto’s consistent performance earned him Big Ten Player of the Week on Feb. 26.
April 17, 2020

Another batch of good news for the Illinois men’s golf team came after senior Giovanni Tadiotto announced via Twitter on April 9 that he would be returning for a fifth year. The NCAA gave spring athletes...

Feagles opts for fifth year, returns to Illini

Junior Michael Feagles watches his ball soar through the air after following through on a swing during the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational on Sept. 16, 2016.
April 9, 2020

The Illinois men’s golf team received great news on Monday: senior Michael Feagles is returning to school. The NCAA gave spring athletes the option of using an extra year of eligibility due to the...

Illini of the season: Tadiotto, Feagles find success senior year

Senior Michael Feagles observes as his ball soars through the air during the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational on Sept. 20, 2019.
April 1, 2020

It was disappointing for the Illini men’s golf season to have its necessary cancellation due to the coronavirus. The team was finding its groove, opening the spring season with a second-place finish...

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