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The 2015-16 Illinois men’s golf team was one of the best

By Ryan Wilson, Staff writer

May 8, 2016

It was a year to remember for the Illinois men’s golf team. The Illini are heading into the NCAA Tournament after having one of the most successful seasons in program history. The 2015-16 season saw senior leadership, a mid-season slump sandwiched in between wins and breakout performances by nearly eve...

Illinois men’s golf compete in Augusta

By Ryan Wilson

April 2, 2016

[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 not getting a spring break

By Ryan Wilson

March 21, 2016

Tweet: The @IlliniMGolf struggled at their last tournament, and their schedule isn’t getting any easier.The No. 1 Illinois men’s golf team isn’t getting much relief after one of its worst finishes of the season.The team is competing in the 54-hole Valspar Collegiate Invitational Monday and Tues...

Illinois men’s golf hosts top-four teams at Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invite

By Chris Kennedy

September 17, 2015

Last year, the Illinois men’s golf team was eliminated in the Final Four of the NCAA Championships. The Illini finished fifth this weekend at the Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational and got a glimpse at what the national championship field might look like in the spring.Bushnell/Golfweek pres...

Former Illini participate at John Deere Classic

Former Illini participate at John Deere Classic

By Masaki Sugimoto

July 12, 2015

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

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

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...

Cross-country coach returns to hometown in Washington for meet

By Christopher Kennedy

September 4, 2014

Jake Stewart is returning home. Born and raised in Kelso, Washington, he grew up as much at his home as he did at Tam O’Shara Park, where the Kelso High School Hilanders’ cross-country course lies. He spent hours on long bus rides through the Cascades to the Washington State Meet and on runs after ...

When practice makes nearly perfect

When practice makes nearly perfect

June 30, 2014

For Charlie Danielson, one of the best collegiate golfers in America, the game is not a game, at least not fun and games. Oh, there are moments of exhilaration — shooting a career-low score to finish as an honorable mention All-American at the NCAA Championships as a freshman. Most times, though, golf for t...