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

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

By Jonah Perez, Staff Writer

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 at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate and a fourth-place finish at the John Burns Intercolle...

Feagles, seniors weigh options after season canceled

Feagles, seniors weigh options after season canceled

By Jackson Janes, Assistant Sports Editor

March 19, 2020

Most senior athletes compete for four years at a collegiate level before being forced to make difficult decisions regarding life after college. Senior golfer Michael Feagles thought this would be his final year, but he never expected it to end like this. “It’s been a whirlwind of emotions for s...

Division of Intercollegiate Athletics in talks over Stone Creek Golf Club

Division of Intercollegiate Athletics in talks over Stone Creek Golf Club

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

March 10, 2020

The University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics announced its interest in continuing operation of the Stone Creek Golf Club on Friday, March 6. This explorative move would involve the Atkins Group, the current owners of the Urbana golf course, with the option of donating the course a...

Illinois sails to a fourth-place finish in Hawaii

Illinois sails to a fourth-place finish in Hawaii

By Jonah Perez, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Last weekend, the Illini played at the John Burn Intercollegiate in Lihue, Hawaii on the island of Kauai. The tournament was hosted by the University of Hawaii at the Wailua golf course. Out of the 21 participants, the Illini placed fourth with a team score of minus seven. Illinois finished ...

Sukaree reflects on journey from Thailand to Illinois

Sukaree reflects on journey from Thailand to Illinois

By Josh Pietsch, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Playing college golf is a hard process in itself, but coming from another country to compete at the Division I level can make it even more impressive. Kornkamol Sukaree, a sophomore on the Illinois women’s golf team, came to Illinois from overseas, and her journey has been unique and beneficial.  Kornkamol, also known by h...

Men’s golf team travels to Florida for Tinervin Cup

Men’s golf team travels to Florida for Tinervin Cup

By Jonah Perez, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

On Saturday, the Illini will travel to Placida, Florida, for the Tinervin Cup hosted by Jeff Tinervin and sponsored by his foundation, the Tinervin Family Foundation. With multiple match play competitions, the Tinervin Cup begins with three two-on-two matches in the morning session. Each m...

Men’s golf returns from busy break in Florida contest

Men’s golf returns from busy break in Florida contest

By Rich Eberwein, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

The men’s golf team returns to action on Feb. 1, and the players have been keeping their skills sharp during winter break with several athletes competing in offseason tournaments.   Junior Varun Chopra, sophomore Luke Armbrust and sophomore Tommy Kuhl competed in the Saguaro Amateur, which conclu...

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 ...

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