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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...

Illinois men’s golf hosts top-four teams at Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invite

By Chris Kennedy

September 16, 2015

Last year, the Illinois men’s golf team was eliminated in the Final Four of the NCAA Championships. The Illini finished fifth this weekend at the Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational and got a glimpse at what the national championship field might look like in the spring.Bushnell/Golfweek pres...

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

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

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...

Illinois men’s golf finishes off fantastic season

By Drake Pena

May 10, 2015

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.“...

Illini of the Week 4/29: Nick Hardy

Illini of the Week 4/29: Nick Hardy

By Drake Pena

April 29, 2015

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

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 look to continue success at Big Ten Championships

By Drake Pena

April 23, 2015

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 ranked Illinois concludes strong weekend with second-place finish.

By Drake Pena

April 6, 2015

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

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

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...

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