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Demirjian Golf Practice Facility gives Illini year-round practice opportunities

Demirjian Golf Practice Facility gives Illini year-round practice opportunities

By Rich Eberwein, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Home of the Illinois men’s and women’s golf teams, the Demirjian Golf Practice Facility is a 14,000 square foot golf center that allows unparalleled possibilities for Illini golfers to improve their game year-round. Located near the southern edge of campus on St. Marys Road and adjacent to Lauri...

Four Illini compete in Midwest Regional Championships

Four Illini compete in Midwest Regional Championships

By Luca Ripani, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2019

The Illinois men's tennis team traveled to Ohio State this past weekend for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s 2019 Midwest Regional Championships. The event kicked off on Oct. 18 with doubles main draw competition, with two Illini squads participating. First up was the Illini duo of redshirt ...

Illini hope to bounce back at Cypress Point Classic

Illini hope to bounce back at Cypress Point Classic

By Jonah Perez, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

This weekend Illinois will travel to Pebble Beach, California for the Cypress Point Classic, a match-play style tournament hosted by Stanford University. The Illini have never participated in this tournament before, according to the schedules on fightingillini.com, going back to the 1999-2...

Illinois finishes 11th at Tavistock Collegiate

Illinois finishes 11th at Tavistock Collegiate

By Rich Eberwein, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

The Illinois men’s golf team traveled to Windermere, Florida over the weekend where the team finished tied for 11th place with Minnesota in the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational, with a total score of 17-over par. Hosted by the University of Central Florida, which took first place in the tournament...

Illini place seventh at Crooked Sticks Collegiate

Illini place seventh at Crooked Sticks Collegiate

By Rich Eberwein, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

The men’s golf team finished out the Crooked Sticks Collegiate in seventh place among 14 teams with a total score of 24-over par.  The tournament was hosted by Indiana and saw Georgia take first place with a total team score of just 3-over par, while Vanderbilt (+4), Northwestern (+15), Marquette ...

Illini hope to bounce back at Florida invitational

Illini hope to bounce back at Florida invitational

By Jonah Perez, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

This weekend the Illini are participating in the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational in Windermere, Florida, a suburb of Orlando, hosted by the University of Central Florida and West Virginia. From Oct. 20-22 at the Isleworth Golf and Country Club, the team will be competing against five other top-25 ran...

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...

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