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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. 1 Illinois men’s golf struggles in second-straight tournament

By Drake Pena

March 30, 2015


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The Illinois men’s golf team failed to make it to the podium for a second-straight tournament — the Illini finished seventh in a competitive field of 13. “This was not a good tournament for us, but we had a chance to zero in on some issues we need to work on, both physically and mentally,” he...

Illinois men’s golf starts the season off with a bang in big win

By Drake Pena

January 26, 2015


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Freshly cut grass and 70 degree weather was a sight for sore eyes for the Illinois men’s golf team. The team began its season this weekend with the Tinervin Cup, an event put on by Jeff and Madalyn Tinervin against Illinois State in Placida, Florida. The Illini won 8-1 and remain a perfect 12-0 in...

Illinois men’s golf with best start since 1988-89

December 16, 2014


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The first half of the Illinois men’s golf season proved to be monumental for Illini golfers, coaches and the rest of the college golf community.  Ranked No. 6 in the preseason, the Illini jumped to the No. 1 spot of the Golf Coaches Association of America coaches poll after topping one of the toughest ...

Illinois men’s golf looks to complete perfect fall season

By Lauren Mroz

October 17, 2014


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Led by Big Ten Golfer of the Week Thomas Detry, the Illinois men’s golf team looks to remain perfect through its final fall tournament. Heading to Orlando, Florida, the Illini will compete in the Travistock Collegiate Invitational at the Lake Nona Golf and Country Club between Sunday and Tuesday....

Illini men’s golf wins third straight tournament

Illini men’s golf wins third straight tournament

By Lauren Mroz

October 15, 2014


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Three tournaments into the fall season, Illinois men’s golf is still undefeated after a win at the Sagamore Fall Preview. The final round was cancelled Tuesday due to poor weather and unfeasible conditions, reverting scores back to Monday’s second round totals. Finishing at 6-under-par, the Illini...

Illinois men’s golf headlines Sagamore Fall Preview

By Lauren Mroz

October 13, 2014


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The Illinois men’s golf team enters the home stretch of its fall season Monday at the two-day Sagamore Fall Preview. Hosted by Ball State, the 54-hole tournament will take place on a Jack Nicklaus-designed, par-72 course at The Sagamore Club in Noblesville, Ind. The top-ranked Illini headline a 14-te...

Illini freshmen showing major presence in first two fall tournaments

By Lauren Mroz

October 8, 2014


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Last season, the Illinois men’s golf team tied for fifth at the NCAA Championships — their third top-five finish over the past four years. The team’s 3-2 loss to top-seeded Stanford was determined by only one hole that kept the Illini from reaching the national semifinals. As hard as this close l...

Illinois men’s golf too early to settle on No. 1 ranking

By Lauren Mroz

October 3, 2014


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The Illinois men’s golf team is No. 1 in Golfweek’s team rankings, but the Illini know, only two tournaments into the season, that their national status is merely a number that can be taken away. “They don’t give a trophy or anything,” head coach Mike Small said. “The records 20 years from...

Illini of the Week Sept. 17: Dylan Meyer

Illini of the Week Sept. 17: Dylan Meyer

September 17, 2014


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For Dylan Meyer, there’s always room for improvement in his golf game. Even after Meyer, a freshman on the Illinois men’s golf team, medaled in his first collegiate tournament over the weekend, he was back at practice on Monday, ready to focus on his putting. Meyer shot a 3-over-par 213 in the Olympia ...

Illini men’s golf wins Fighting Illini Invitational

Illini men’s golf wins Fighting Illini Invitational

September 15, 2014


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The Illinois men’s golf team did a lot of unconventional things this weekend. For starters, it opened up its season by hosting a tournament with one of the toughest fields in the country; a thing that many top-tier teams won’t usually do. Illinois also moved up the scoreboard following each round, going fr...

Illini men’s golf looking to start season strong

September 11, 2014


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In many college sports, big name teams will ease their way into a new season by scheduling a few easy early matchups. Head coach Mike Small has his Illinois men’s golf team doing the exact opposite to kick off his 15th year at the helm. The Illini will play their first tournament of the season thi...

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