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Illinois Men’s Golf Preview

Illinois Men’s Golf Preview

By Rich Eberwein, Contributing Writers

October 14, 2019

The Illinois golf team will travel to Carmel, Indiana, for the Crooked Stick Intercollegiate hosted by Indiana University next Monday and Tuesday. Illinois looks to improve its fall season after taking fifth place at the Olympia Fields Country Club Illini Invitational three weeks ago. With three weeks o...

Illinois finishes ninth at Maui Jim, fifth in Fighting Illini Invitational

Illinois finishes ninth at Maui Jim, fifth in Fighting Illini Invitational

By Rich Eberwein and Jonah Perez

October 3, 2019

Through two tournaments so far, the Illinois men’s golf team placed ninth at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate at the Mirabel golf club in Scottsdale, Arizona Sept. 13-15. They also placed fifth at the Olympia Fields Country Club Fighting Illini Invitational at the OFCC in Olympia Fields, Illinois, from...

Men’s golf preseason preview

Men’s golf preseason preview

By Jonah Perez, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

Entering this season, the Illini are No. 19 in the nation, according to the Golf Coaches Association of America’s preseason poll. They look to repeat as Big Ten champions and make it to the NCAA Championships on the back of their ranking. This projection would extend their streak of Big Ten champ...

Success in season sees Illini golfers in summer tournament play

Success in season sees Illini golfers in summer tournament play

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

June 25, 2019

After both men’s and women’s golf teams made it to the NCAA Championships this year, a string of former and current Illini golfers are competing in tournaments over the summer. Men’s head coach Mike Small is an active player on the PGA Circuit. In 2018, Small competed in seven PGA Tournaments and f...

Big Ten recognizes UI athletes’ academics

Big Ten recognizes UI athletes’ academics

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

May 30, 2019

On Wednesday, 1,824 students were named to the spring Big Ten Academic All-Conference team, eligibility determined by varsity-team status, full-time student status and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0. From the University, a total of 73 spring student-athletes were selected. Baseball David Craan Casey D...

Illini finish in top 30 at NCAA Championships

Illini finish in top 30 at NCAA Championships

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

The Illinois men’s golf team finished in 27th place Sunday in the NCAA Championships at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas. During Friday’s first round, the Illini finished the day tied for 24th and 23-over-par, led by junior Michael Feagles and freshman Tommy Kuhl. Kuhl and Feagle...

Team takes second postseason win at Myrtle Beach

Team takes second postseason win at Myrtle Beach

By Claire O’Brien, Staff Writer

May 19, 2019

Illinois men’s golf won the NCAA golf Myrtle Beach Regional Wednesday at TPC Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. This is the second straight postseason win for the team, which won the Big Ten Tournament April 28. The Illini were led by junior Michael Feagles, who finished first individually. Feagles finished four-under-par on each of the first two d...

Small named Coach of the Year

Small named Coach of the Year

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Illinois men’s golf head coach Mike Small was honored with Big Ten Golf Coach of the Year award on Tuesday after the team won its fifth consecutive Big Ten Championship. This is the 11th time Small has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year and it’s his fifth in a row. This season, he led the young...

Men’s golf captures 10th Big Ten Championship in 11 years

Men’s golf captures 10th Big Ten Championship in 11 years

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

April 28, 2019

The No. 24 Illinois men’s golf team continued its reign over the Big Ten Conference this weekend, capturing its 10th Big Ten Championship title in 11 years. After facing difficult conditions while playing the Philadelphia Cricket Club course in Flourtown, PA all weekend, Illinois broke away with the...

Starters selected for Big Ten tournament

Starters selected for Big Ten tournament

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

Over the last decade, the Illinois men’s golf team has been one of the most successful programs for Illinois athletics. It has won nine Big Ten Championships in the last 10 years, solidifying its hold over the conference. This weekend, in Philadelphia, the team will have the chance to continue its ...

Men’s golf travels to Iowa for Hawkeye Invitational

Men’s golf travels to Iowa for Hawkeye Invitational

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

This weekend, the Illinois men’s golf team will head west to Iowa to compete in the Hawkeye Invitational. The event is hosted by the University of Iowa and will take place at the Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City. The Illini are coming off a seventh-place finish after competing at the Augu...

Freshman contribution drives team forward

Freshman contribution drives team forward

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

After the Illinois men’s golf team competed in the Macdonald Cup in late September, head coach Mike Small talked about how he thought there was no clear leader on the team since all of his golfers had been emerging as leaders. As the season goes on, Small's statement has held true, as the biggest p...

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