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Illinois men’s golf compete in Augusta

By Ryan Wilson

April 2, 2016


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[email protected], down one spot in the national rankings, play in yet another challenging tournamentThe Illinois men’s golf team did not pick an easy schedule this year. The Illini have finished fifth and tied for eighth — their worst in respect to the standings — in each of their last two to...

Illinois men's golf ready for Final Four rematch at East Lake Cup

By Chris Kennedy

November 1, 2015


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The Illinois men’s golf team’s season ended in the Final Four of the NCAA last year.The team earned the No. 1 seed in match play at the National Championship, and after a thrilling quarterfinal victory against UCLA, Illinois fell to Southern California. This week, Illinois will face USC once again, as wel...

Illini men's golf moving forward after Final Four finish

Illini men's golf moving forward after Final Four finish

By Christopher Kennedy

August 17, 2015


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After last season’s defeat in the NCAA semifinals, Illinois men’s golf coach Mike Small proclaimed the team’s run “the greatest season in Illinois golf history.”Last year was a season of highlights for Illinois. It became the first Northern team to be voted the No. 1 team in the country, set ...

Former Illini participate at John Deere Classic

Former Illini participate at John Deere Classic

By Masaki Sugimoto

July 12, 2015


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Several former Illini took part in the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois. D.A. Points had one of the most notable activities before actual the competition happened. At the Pro-Am in Silvis a day before, Points played a few holes with Bill Murray. Points has golfed with t...

Mike Small wins coach of the year

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

July 8, 2015


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Illinois men’s golf head coach, Mike Small, was named the Dave Williams National Coach of the Year, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Wednesday.The award goes to the top golf coach at every level of college golf, and is voted on by coaches across America.Illinois set a school r...

Current, former Illini compete in US Open

Current, former Illini compete in US Open

By Masaki Sugimoto

June 21, 2015


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One current and two former Illini took part in the U.S. Open last week. Sophomore Nick Hardy was the current Illini, and D.A. Points and recent grad Brian Campbell were the former students who competed in the golf championship. The two amateurs (Hardy and Campbell) were the big surprises. Bo...

Illinois men’s golf finishes off fantastic season

By Drake Pena

May 10, 2015


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The 2014-15 season has been one of many highs for the Illinois men's golf team. The team showed skill and poise in almost every tournament it played, the Illini have proved that they deserve to be ranked No. 1 in the countrymp.Head coach Mike Small believes his team admirably handled its high expectationsmp.“...

Illini of the Week 4/29: Nick Hardy

Illini of the Week 4/29: Nick Hardy

By Drake Pena

April 29, 2015


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As the Illinois men’s golf season winds down, every member of the starting five has had at least one signature moment. At the Boilermaker Invitational April 20-21 in West Lafayette, Indiana, junior Charlie Danielson finished tied for first with teammate junior Thomas Detry. Danielson totaled a 65 in the s...

No. 2 Illinois men’s golf cruises to first-place Big Ten finish

No. 2 Illinois men’s golf cruises to first-place Big Ten finish

By Drake Pena

April 27, 2015


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The Illinois men’s golf team received its biggest contribution from an often overlooked source at this weekend’s Big Ten Championships. Freshman Nick Hardy gave his best performance of the season, shooting a combined 4-under-par 284, tying him for first place on the individual leaderboard with I...

No. 2 Illinois look to continue success at Big Ten Championships

By Drake Pena

April 23, 2015


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The 2015 season for the Illinois men’s golf team is coming to a close. The season has brought with it six regular-season tournaments — the most the team has competed in since 2008-2009 — nine Big Ten Golfer of the Week awards — the most of any team in the Big Ten. Head coach Mike Small believ...

No. 3 Illinois men’s golf dominates at Boilermaker Invitational

By Drake Pena

April 20, 2015


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The Illinois men’s golf team had four of its five participating golfers finish in the top five of individual scoring at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Indiana, this weekend. Head coach Mike Small is proud of his players individual performances, but he is even happier with his team as a who...

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