2013 Men's Golf Season in Review

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The Big Ten enjoyed a successful 2013 men's golf campaign, highlighted by Illinois placing second at the NCAA Championships.

All-American Golfers: Big Ten Player of the Year Thomas Pieters and freshman Charlie Danielson claimed All-America honors. Pieters was an honorable mention selection by Golfweek, while Danielson earned the honor by finishing in the top 15 of stroke-play competition at the 2013 NCAA Championships. For the full release, click HERE.

Illini Place Second at NCAA Championships: Illinois placed second at the NCAA Men's Golf Championships, falling to Alabama in the match play finals. The Illini's Thomas Pieters secured a victory over Alabama's Justin Thomas (1 UP), but the Crimson Tide won 4-1 to clinch the title. The finish was the highest in program history, besting the 1941 team's tie for fourth place. It also is the highest finish by a northern school at the NCAA Championships since Minnesota won the 2002 NCAA title. For the full release, click HERE.

See you at Regionals: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Northwestern were selected to the 2013 Men's Golf Regionals on May 6. Additionally, Michigan State's Matthew Moseley, Minnesota's Erik Van Rooyen and Purdue's Adam Schenk competed as individuals. For the full release, click HERE.

All-Conference & Individual Honors: The Big Ten announced on May 1 the men's golf All-Conference teams and individual award winners with Illinois' Thomas Pieters taking home the Big Ten Player of the Year award. Teammate Thomas Detry was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, while Illini head coach Mike Small was tabbed Coach of the Year. For the full release, click HERE.

Take Five: Illinois won the Big Ten Men's Golf Championships on Sunday, shooting an 11-over 1,163 to clinch its fifth-straight, and 12th overall, conference title. The Illini bested second-place Minnesota (1,172) by nine strokes to win the crown. The Illini and Gophers were followed by third-place Iowa (1,186), while Indiana and Ohio State (1,190) tied for fourth. For the full release, click HERE.

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