The Big Ten enjoyed a successful 2015 men’s golf season, highlighted by six Big Ten teams advancing to the NCAA Men’s Golf Regional. Illinois claimed the Big Ten title and advanced to the NCAA Championships along with Michigan’s Kyle Mueller.
Six in the NCAA Championships Regional: Six Big Ten teams and two individuals were selected to compete in the 2015 NCAA Men's Golf Regionals, including Illinois, Iowa, Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State and Purdue. For more information on the NCAA Regional, click HERE.
Illini Advances to the Championships: Illinois competed as a team, while Michigan’s Kyle Mueller represented the conference as an individual at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. For more information on the NCAA Championships, click HERE.
Championships Title: Illinois claimed the Big Ten Championship in men's golf after shooting a four-round team score of 1,138 in the 2015 Big Ten Men's Golf Championships at Victoria National Golf Course. The Fighting Illini were followed by second-place Iowa (1,170), Minnesota and Penn State, which tied for third-place (1,181), and Ohio State and Wisconsin (1,183), which finished in a tie for fifth-place. Illinois earned the Big Ten's automatic berth to the NCAA Championships, claiming its 13th team title and first since winning five straight championships from 2009-13. For more information on Illinois’ title and to follow action from the 2015 Championships, click HERE and HERE.
Earning Accolades: The Big Ten Conference office announced the men's golf All-Conference teams and individual award winners, as voted on by the conference coaches following the 2015 Big Ten Men's Golf Championships. Illinois took home all three individual honors, as Thomas Detry was named the Big Ten Player of the Year, Nick Hardy was tabbed the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Mike Small claimed Big Ten Coach of the Year laurels. To read the full release, click HERE.
All-American Performers: Fighting Illini Men’s golfers Brian Campbell, Charlie Danielson and Thomas Detry earned PING Second Team All-America honors, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The three join seven other Division I golfers on the second-team. For more information, click HERE.
Academic All-Big Ten Status: On May 28, the Big Ten recognized 1,454 students competing in spring and at-large sports who had been named to the Academic All-Conference team, which included 66 men’s golfers. For more information on the Academic All-Big Ten honorees, click HERE.