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Illini men's golf moving forward after Final Four finish

Illini men's golf moving forward after Final Four finish

By Christopher Kennedy

August 17, 2015


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After last season’s defeat in the NCAA semifinals, Illinois men’s golf coach Mike Small proclaimed the team’s run “the greatest season in Illinois golf history.”Last year was a season of highlights for Illinois. It became the first Northern team to be voted the No. 1 team in the country, set ...

Mike Small wins coach of the year

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

July 8, 2015


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Illinois men’s golf head coach, Mike Small, was named the Dave Williams National Coach of the Year, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Wednesday.The award goes to the top golf coach at every level of college golf, and is voted on by coaches across America.Illinois set a school r...

Current, former Illini compete in US Open

Current, former Illini compete in US Open

By Masaki Sugimoto

June 21, 2015


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One current and two former Illini took part in the U.S. Open last week. Sophomore Nick Hardy was the current Illini, and D.A. Points and recent grad Brian Campbell were the former students who competed in the golf championship. The two amateurs (Hardy and Campbell) were the big surprises. Bo...

Illinois men’s golf finishes off fantastic season

By Drake Pena

May 10, 2015


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The 2014-15 season has been one of many highs for the Illinois men's golf team. The team showed skill and poise in almost every tournament it played, the Illini have proved that they deserve to be ranked No. 1 in the countrymp.Head coach Mike Small believes his team admirably handled its high expectationsmp.“...

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. 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...

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

December 16, 2014


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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

Illinois at the forefront of college golf practice facilities

October 28, 2014


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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 ...

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