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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


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

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


Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

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...

Golf prepares for Augusta meet

Golf prepares for Augusta meet

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories

This weekend, the Illinois men’s golf team will travel to Augusta, Georgia, to compete in the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational. This is the eighth year in a row the team has competed in this tournament, and last season the Illini took first, led by a first-place performance from then-senior Dyl...

Three Illini finish in top 25 at tournament

Three Illini finish in top 25 at tournament

By Brendyn Jones, Staff writer

March 28, 2019


Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

Last weekend, the Illinois men’s golf team continued its spring season in the Tar Heel Intercollegiate tourament in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The team came in second place behind host University of North Carolina, shooting five-over-par after three rounds. This is an improvement from the team’...

Redbirds defeated, Big Ten play next

Redbirds defeated, Big Ten play next

By Meghan Rest, Assistant sports editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men’s golf team is set to begin Big Ten match play this weekend after bagging a win against Illinois State in the Tinervin Cup on Jan. 26.   During the fall season, the Illini earned two tournament titles in the Yale MacDonald Cup and Fighting Irish Classic. However, Illinois struggl...

Men’s Golf wins second consecutive tournament at Notre Dame

Men’s Golf wins second consecutive tournament at Notre Dame

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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

No.17-ranked Illinois looked to build off its first place performance at the Macdonald Cup at Notre Dame over the weekend. The Illini achieved their second-consecutive first place outing at the Fighting Irish Classic. The Illini faced six other Big Ten teams in the tournament and comfortably defeated...

Illini of the Week: Freshman birdies team to victory

Illini of the Week: Freshman birdies team to victory

By Brendyn Jones, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2018


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

Since the Illini men’s golf team is young, it’s fair to question who the emerging leaders are. Last year, Illinois graduated two players, Nick Hardy and Dylan Meyer, who were extremely impactful and accomplished a lot, not also with their performance but with their leadership. “I like to thi...

Macdonald Cup: Men’s golf takes first

Macdonald Cup: Men’s golf takes first

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

No. 12-ranked Illinois traveled to New Haven, Connecticut, over the weekend to compete in the Macdonald Cup and took home first place in the tournament. The last time the Illini competed this fall, they placed sixth in the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational. The Illini were eager to compete after placi...

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...

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