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Illinois men’s golf with best start since 1988-89

December 16, 2014

The first half of the Illinois men’s golf season proved to be monumental for Illini golfers, coaches and the rest of the college golf community.  Ranked No. 6 in the preseason, the Illini jumped to the No. 1 spot of the Golf Coaches Association of America coaches poll after topping one of the toughest ...

Illinois at the forefront of college golf practice facilities

The Lauristen/Wohlers Outdoor Practice Facility, which opens in November, was modeled after the practice area at Augusta National Golf Club, where the Masters is held each year.

October 28, 2014

When Mike Small took over as the Illinois men’s golf coach in 2000, his primary goal was to construct a successful program in all facets of the game. Bits and pieces of his mission would not be enough to satisfy the five-time Big Ten champion. In addition to forming a talented roster, Small wanted ...

Illinois men’s golf no longer perfect

By Lauren Mroz

October 22, 2014

The Illinois men’s golf team’s No. 1 ranking was put to the test Oct. 19-21 at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational at the Lake Nona Golf and Country Club — a course well-known for its difficulty. Competing with a talented group of fifteen teams that included ten of Golfweek’s top 50 teams, th...

Illinois men’s golf looks to complete perfect fall season

By Lauren Mroz

October 17, 2014

Led by Big Ten Golfer of the Week Thomas Detry, the Illinois men’s golf team looks to remain perfect through its final fall tournament. Heading to Orlando, Florida, the Illini will compete in the Travistock Collegiate Invitational at the Lake Nona Golf and Country Club between Sunday and Tuesday....

Illini men’s golf wins third straight tournament

Portrait of Thomas Detry

By Lauren Mroz

October 15, 2014

Three tournaments into the fall season, Illinois men’s golf is still undefeated after a win at the Sagamore Fall Preview. The final round was cancelled Tuesday due to poor weather and unfeasible conditions, reverting scores back to Monday’s second round totals. Finishing at 6-under-par, the Illini...

Belgian connection benefits Detry, Illini golf

Junior Thomas Detry has become one of the top college golfers in the country since moving from Belgium.

By Lauren Mroz

October 14, 2014

Thomas Detry had only been to the United States three times before deciding to make Champaign, Illinois, his college home. Originally from Belgium, Detry grew up in Ukkel, a wealthy suburb of Brussels, where he was introduced to golf at a young age and started competing for the Belgian national team...

Illinois men’s golf headlines Sagamore Fall Preview

By Lauren Mroz

October 13, 2014

The Illinois men’s golf team enters the home stretch of its fall season Monday at the two-day Sagamore Fall Preview. Hosted by Ball State, the 54-hole tournament will take place on a Jack Nicklaus-designed, par-72 course at The Sagamore Club in Noblesville, Ind. The top-ranked Illini headline a 14-te...

Illini freshmen showing major presence in first two fall tournaments

By Lauren Mroz

October 8, 2014

Last season, the Illinois men’s golf team tied for fifth at the NCAA Championships — their third top-five finish over the past four years. The team’s 3-2 loss to top-seeded Stanford was determined by only one hole that kept the Illini from reaching the national semifinals. As hard as this close l...

Illinois men’s golf too early to settle on No. 1 ranking

By Lauren Mroz

October 3, 2014

The Illinois men’s golf team is No. 1 in Golfweek’s team rankings, but the Illini know, only two tournaments into the season, that their national status is merely a number that can be taken away. “They don’t give a trophy or anything,” head coach Mike Small said. “The records 20 years from...

Illini’s Campbell looking to carry previous success into 2014-15

Brian Campbell is ranked the No. 3 golfer in the country.

By Lauren Mroz

September 30, 2014

Led by senior Brian Campbell, the Illinois men’s golf team moved to the No. 1 spot of Golfweek’s rankings after a dominant win over 15 teams at the Wolf Run Invitational held on Sept. 20-21. Following his first place performance, Campbell also jumped from 28th to third in the individual rankings...

Illinois wins fifth straight at Wolf Run

By Lauren Mroz

September 22, 2014

The Illini men’s golf team added to a five-year win streak at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate this weekend, securing top finishes on both the team and individual leaderboards. The tournament was hosted by Wolf Run Golf Club in Zionsville, Indiana. This was the team’s second consecutive win for Illin...

Illini men’s golf wins Fighting Illini Invitational

Junior Dylan Meyer swings during the final round at the Olympia Fields Country Club during the Fighting Illini Invitational in Olympia Fields, Illinois.

September 15, 2014

The Illinois men’s golf team did a lot of unconventional things this weekend. For starters, it opened up its season by hosting a tournament with one of the toughest fields in the country; a thing that many top-tier teams won’t usually do. Illinois also moved up the scoreboard following each round, going fr...

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