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Illini golfer Hardy misses out on Saguaro Amateur title by single shot

By Ryan Wilson

January 7, 2016

A bogey on the final hole was the all that separated Illinois men’s golfer Nick Hardy from the Saguaro Amateur title. Texas Tech's Wes Artac won the tournament after shooting a 71 in the final round.Hardy and Artac were tied with a six-stroke lead at 9-under through 45 holes. But then the Illin...

Charlie Danielson: a small-town kid with a big-time game

Charlie Danielson: a small-town kid with a big-time game

By Dan Bernstein

May 7, 2014

Illinois sophomore Charlie Danielson may be the best golfer in the Big Ten, but if you ask him, he won’t even say he’s the best golfer in his family. Most golfers would be satisfied winning one state championship. The Danielsons are a little different. The Danielson family won a combined 10 indi...

Illinois men’s golf looks to claim sixth straight Big Ten title

By Dan Bernstein

May 1, 2014

Anyone who has played competitive golf knows how hard it is to win a golf tournament. It requires an incredible amount of mental strength, focus, strategy and outright talent. The No. 8 Illinois men’s golf team knows what it’s like to win golf tournaments, especially Big Ten titles. They have won the...

Illinois men’s golf blows lead at Boilermaker Invitational

Illinois men’s golf blows lead at Boilermaker Invitational

By Dan Bernstein

April 21, 2014

After consistent play throughout the first two rounds of the tournament on Saturday, the Illini men’s golf team took a five-stroke lead into the final round of the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind, before faltering on Sunday. The Illini finished second behind Iowa, who made up 10 strok...

Illini men’s golf breaks record, repeat as Louisiana Classics champions

By Dan Bernstein

March 12, 2014

The Illinois men’s golf team was able to prove why it’s the No. 6 team in the nation this week, as it defended its title at the 54-hole Louisiana Classics tournament in Lafayette, La., to a field of 12 teams. While winter weather in Champaign has prevented the team from practicing outside this y...

Illini men’s golf compete at USF Invitational

By Dan Bernstein

March 5, 2014

After recording the second-best round in school history with an 8-under-par 64 Sunday, junior Brian Campbell put himself in solid position to win the individual title at the 17-team USF Invitational in Dade City, Fla. Campbell posted a 6-under-par 30 on the front nine, as he birdied four out of the ...

Illinois men’s golf to Compete at USF Invitational

By Dan Bernstein

February 27, 2014

Every year, Illinois student athletes put their non-sports-related talents on display in the talent show formatted Jock Jams competition at Huff Hall. Although most teams perform dances, raps, or made up skits, the golf team decided to try out something different this year. Although most wouldn’t dream ...

Illini men’s golf struggles, fails to repeat as champions

By Dan Bernstein

February 17, 2014

In match play, you need to make birdies.  The Illinois men’s golf team was incapable of doing that this weekend at the par-72 Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. The Illini failed to repeat as Big Ten Match Play Champions, as the team finished seventh out of 12 Big Ten teams. “We did not go d...

Illini men’s golf looks to repeat at Big Ten Match Play Championships

By Dan Bernstein

February 14, 2014

The 7,470 yard, par-72 Concession Golf Course in Bradenton, Fla., is not by any means an easy course. The course, designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin, holds the highest slope rating by the United States Golf Association at 155 (slope rating measures the difficulty of courses based on speed of g...

Mike Small’s success with men’s golf program astounding

By Alex Roux

January 28, 2014

Before this year, the SEC had won seven straight BCS National Championships in football. The SEC comprises 14 schools, most of them located in warm, southern climates. Their streak of BCS dominance was broken this season by Florida State, another southern team. Not since 2002 has a school that endure...

Illini men’s golf team beats Illinois State in Tinervan Cup

By Dan Bernstein

January 27, 2014

Throughout his tenure at Illinois, the Illini men’s golf team head Coach Mike Small has always preached one thing to his golfers: win championships.  After a runner-up finish in last year’s NCAA Championships, the Illini return five of their six starters from last season and look to make another run ...