June 3, 2010
Illinois' Scott Langley claimed the NCAA Men's Golf Individual Championship following the final round of stroke play at the 2010 NCAA Men's Golf Championship on Thursday night at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Finishing at 10-under par for the tournament, including a four-under par effort in the final round, Langley becomes the first Illinois player to accomplish the feat and first Big Ten golfer to win individual medalist honors since Northwestern's Luke Donald in 1999. Langley finished two strokes ahead of the rest of the field, and turned in scores of 70-68-68 in the championships. The previous best individual finish by an Illinois golfer was Steve Stricker's ninth-place effort in 1988.
Led by Langley's effort, No. 20 Illinois finished stroke play in 19th place at 12-over par, including a one-under par total on Thursday. Penn State, one of only two unranked squads to advance to the championships, finished 29th overall at 34-over par.