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Illinois men’s golf finish strong, win 3M Invitational

By Ryan Wilson

April 3, 2016

This weekend, the Illinois men’s golf team secured its first win in the last month. This win came in the 3M Augusta Invitational against 14 other teams — nine of which ranked in Golfweek’s top 50.ej The team finished fifth and eighth at its last two tournaments.ej“People don’t understand how...

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...

Four former Illini golfers compete professionally over the weekend

Steve Stricker tees off on the 1st hole during the first round at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial on Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

By Mike Gasick

March 28, 2016

Tweet: Former #Illini men's golfers in action over the weekend.Former Illinois Fighting Illini men's golfers were busy this past weekend. Thomas Pieters, ranked No. 56 by Official World Golf Ranking, competed in the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play tournament in Austin, Texas, and we...

Illinois men’s golf team continues winless drought

By Ryan Wilson

March 27, 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 TuesdayAG. They tied wit...

Illinois men’s golf team struggles in Las Vegas

By Ryan Wilson

March 11, 2016

Tweet: “We played some scared golf today,” @MikeSmall said of @IlliniMGolf.The Illinois men's golf team played its second-worst tournament — with respect to par — of the season at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters in Las Vegas.Head coach Mike Small said the biggest chall...

Elevated competition, sea level factors at Southern Collegiate Masters for Illinois men's golf

By Ryan Wilson

March 6, 2016

While Illinois’ new athletic director was settling into his position in Champaign, the University’s top-ranked team — Mike Small’s men’s golf team — was preparing for one of its biggest competitions of the season.EJThe team competes in the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters from ...

No. 1 Illinois men’s golf have close call in Louisiana

By Ryan Wilson

March 2, 2016

The Illinois men’s golf team barely pulled away from its sixth tournament of the season, after winning the Louisiana Classic for the fourth-straight time.The Illini won the tournament, which was held between Feb.28 - March 1, by one stroke ahead of No. 45 Kansas and four strokes to No. 33 Texas A&...

Illinois men’s golf team practice for stroke-play Louisiana Classics

By Ryan Wilson

February 28, 2016

[email protected] to compete in tournament they won by 22 strokes last yearThe Illinois men’s golf team won the Louisiana Classics by 22 strokes last season. It’s the team's first stroke-play tournament of this year’s spring season.Head coach Mike Small is taking Charlie Danielson, Thomas Detry, Nick ...

Illini of the Week Feb. 25: Charlie Danielson

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

By Ryan Wilson

February 24, 2016

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success.Check out the Radio IOTW by Ryan Wilson here.Charlie Danielson is f...

Illinois men’s golfer Danielson shines in PGA debut

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

By Ryan Wilson

February 23, 2016

Tweet: [email protected]’s Danielson made his PGA debut and beat some of the world’s best. #IlliniIllinois men’s golfer Charlie Danielson outperformed Jordan Spieth, the No. 1 overall golfer in the world, at the Northern Trust Open, which was held on Feb. 18-21.It was Danielson’s PGA debut,...

Illini golfer Danielson qualifies for first PGA event

By Ryan Wilson

February 17, 2016

Tweet: Langley gets introduced to the Charlie Danielson show Scott Langley had a front row seat to the Charlie Danielson show. Illinois men’s Charlie Danielson won a $50,000 donation to the Illini golf program and a spot in his first professional golf event. He was teamed with Illinois alu...

Men’s golfer Danielson qualifies for first PGA event

By Ryan Wilson

February 17, 2016

Tweet: Langley gets introduced to the Charlie Danielson showBy Ryan WilsonStaff writerScott Langley saw the Charlie Danielson show.Illinois men’s Charlie Danielson won a $50,000 donation to the Illini and also a spot in his first professional golf event.On Monday, Danielson, teamed with Illinois al...

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