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Trip to Augusta memorable for Illini men’s golfers

By Drake Pena

April 30, 2015


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The first weekend of April was a time of intense competition for the Illinois men’s golf team. The Illini were playing in the 3M Augusta Invitational and had recently lost its national No. 1 rankings. It was a time for the team to hone its game and prepare for the upcoming postseason. The team finish...

Illini of the Week 4/29: Nick Hardy

Illini of the Week 4/29: Nick Hardy

By Drake Pena

April 29, 2015


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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


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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


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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. 2 Illinois look to continue success at Big Ten Championships

By Drake Pena

April 23, 2015


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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


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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


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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


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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. 2 Illinois Looks to regain top ranking

By Drake Pena

April 2, 2015


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For the first time this season, the Illinois men’s golf team is no longer at the top of the collegiate rankings. The Illini now rank second behind Valspar Collegiate Invitational winner, Florida State — the Illini finished seventh in the field of 13. But head coach Mike Small is not bothered by ...

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...

Redbirds matchup opens spring season for Illini golf

By Drake Pena

January 22, 2015


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Coming off a near-perfect fall season that included finishing atop multiple national rankings, the Illini men’s golf team is poised for a championship run. The currently No. 2-ranked Illini will open the spring season against in-state rival Illinois State in the Tinervin Cup on Saturday in Placida...

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