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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 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 ...

Illini of the Week Feb. 25: Charlie Danielson

Illini of the Week Feb. 25: Charlie Danielson

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...

Small playing career not over, but Illinois is his focus

By Ryan Wilson

February 10, 2016

It’s wintertime, and Illinois men’s golf coach Mike Small, who turns 50 next month, is starting to feel it in his back and elbow.He’s had back injuries all his life. He fractured the radial head in his elbow in three different places after being knocked down in a basketball game. It led to a surg...

Illinois men's golf coach Mike Small teaching himself, players

By Ryan Wilson

February 3, 2016

Illinois men’s golf head coach Mike Small turns 50 in March, but he still has some competitive gas in his tank. Not only for his golf career, but for everything he’s involved in.“He’s sneaky good at about everything,” assistant coach Zach Barlow said. “You don’t want to take him on in too many t...

Illinois men's golf brings home stays undefeated in Tinervin Cup

By Ryan Wilson

February 2, 2016

tweet: All they do is win, win, win. @IlliniMGolf continues tradition of winning in Placida, Florida.The Illinois men’s golf team may need a trophy case just for Tinervin Cup trophies after bringing home the tournament’s trophy for the 13th time Monday..Illinois defeated host Illinois State ...

Illinois men’s golf using Tinervin Cup as baseline

By Ryan Wilson

January 29, 2016

Tweet: @IlliniMGolf to open spring season, but that’s not their focusCheck out the Radio Preview from Marc Ramm hereAbout 5 feet in front of all the trophies in Illinois golf history, Zach Barlow sat in a leather chair in the barn-shaped portion of the Demirjian Golf Practice Facility. He leans forward, looking down at his putter, which swung like a pendulum in front of his bent knees. “We have a target on our ba...

Illinois men’s golf building on resume

By Ryan Wilson

January 18, 2016

It was a busy winter break for the Illinois men’s golf team. Three players competed in tournaments, two flew to Europe and one built a sandcastle.Dylan Meyer and Alex Burge competed in the New Year’s Invitational from Jan. 7-10 in St. Petersburg, Florida, where Meyer created an Illini-themed sandca...

Illinois men's golf ready for Final Four rematch at East Lake Cup

By Chris Kennedy

November 1, 2015

The Illinois men’s golf team’s season ended in the Final Four of the NCAA last year.The team earned the No. 1 seed in match play at the National Championship, and after a thrilling quarterfinal victory against UCLA, Illinois fell to Southern California. This week, Illinois will face USC once again, as wel...

Dominant win for Illinois men's golf at Crooked Stick

By Chris Kennedy

October 13, 2015

At the Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invite three weeks ago, the Illini faced elite competition without one of their elite players, senior Charlie Danielson.A back injury during a practice round left Danielson on the sideline for one of college golf’s premiere fall events. This week, the two-time A...

Illini men's golf resumes fall season at Crooked Stick

By Christopher Kennedy

October 11, 2015

Monday marks the end of a three-week break from competition for the Illinois men’s golf team as the Illini travel to Carmel, Indiana, for Indiana’s Crooked Stick Invitational.While the team hasn’t played in any tournaments since the Fighting Illini Invite on Sept. 20, there’s still been plenty of c...

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