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Illinois men’s golf team continues winless drought

Charlie Danielson at the 2015 NCAA Championships. Photo courtesy of Fighting Illini Athletics.

By Ryan Wilson

March 23, 2016

The Illinois men’s golf team has won six of its nine tournaments this season. The team once won five straight earlier this season, but now the Illini are trying to regain that momentum. The Illini finished tied for fifth with a 22-over 874 at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational on Tuesday. They...

Illini men's golf faces elite competition in Florida

By Christopher Kennedy

October 14, 2015

The Illini men’s golf team has only left the state of Illinois once this season. Earlier this week, the team put together a dominant showing at Indiana’s Crooked Stick Invitational. This weekend, the Illini will make their first trip of the fall down south to Florida to play in the Tavistock Coll...

Illini of the Week 4/29: Nick Hardy

Illini of the Week 4/29: Nick Hardy

By Drake Pena

April 29, 2015

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...

Illinois men’s golf Detry grabs Les Bolstad award

By Drake Pena

April 28, 2015

The accolades continue to pour in for Illinois men’s golfer junior Thomas Detry. The same weekend Detry came away as a member of the Illini team that won the Big Ten Championship, he left with the Les Bolstad award for the lowest season stroke in the Big Ten this season. Detry held a stroke average of ...

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

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

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

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...

Illinois men’s golf headed to Boilermaker Invitational

By Drake Pena

April 16, 2015

As the spring season dwindles down, the competition at the top of the men’s collegiate golf national leaderboard couldn’t be more fierce. The Illinois men’s golf team rank No. 3 behind No. 1 Florida State and the No. 2 Texas — home of 2015 Masters winner Jordan Spieth. Illinois, Florida Stat...

No. 3 ranked Illinois concludes strong weekend with second-place finish.

By Drake Pena

April 6, 2015

The Illinois men’s golf team shot a combined 841 (-23) to cap off a successful showing at the 3M Augusta Invitational in Augusta, Georgia, finishing second in a field of 15 Sunday. In a group that included No. 2 Texas, and No. 25 New Mexico, Illinois showed why it’s considered among the elite teams ...

No. 1 Illinois men’s golf struggles in second-straight tournament

By Drake Pena

March 30, 2015

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

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...

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