The top seeded and top ranked Illinois Fighting Illini Men's Golf Team took care of business today in Palm Coast, FL as they defeated the 7th seeded Michigan Wolverines 3 and 2. Dylan Meyer, Thomas Detry, Nick Hardy, Brian Campbell, and Charlie Danielson were all active contributors to the Illini's success in the match play event, and will bring home the school's second Match Play title in the event's 7 year history. Illinois had to go through the 8th seeded Purdue Boilermakers, and the 4th seeded Maryland Terrapins to get to the finals, where they defeated Michigan to claim the Championship.
The next stop for the team is in Louisiana for the Louisiana Classics. Coach Mike Small and his team will look to continue their solid play, and retain their #1 National Ranking (not bad for a midwest school!).
Here are the results from all three rounds (and the post from Nick Hardy's CRAZY GOOD round):
Michigan and the Finals
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>CHAMPS! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Illini?src=hash">#Illini</a> ⛳️ RT <a href="https://twitter.com/hardy6960062">@hardy6960062</a>: Congrats <a href="https://twitter.com/IlliniMGolf">@IlliniMGolf</a> you guys are adorable! <a href="http://t.co/EzX1U0mJbU">pic.twitter.com/EzX1U0mJbU</a></p>— Illinois Men's Golf (@IlliniMGolf) <a href="https://twitter.com/IlliniMGolf/status/567453813800706048">February 16, 2015</a></blockquote>
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IT ALL COMES DOWN TO 18!*#^$&&#~!!!!! LETS FINISH THIS @DJ_DFunk #Illini— TCR Podcast (@TCR_Podcast) February 16, 2015
MEYER WINS!!!! ILLINOIS WINS!!!! @IlliniMGolf #Illini— TCR Podcast (@TCR_Podcast) February 16, 2015
How do you like that!??! Way to go! @DJ_DFunk @tomdetry @NickHardy8 @IlliniMGolf #Illini pic.twitter.com/P4FnTYlX5k— TCR Podcast (@TCR_Podcast) February 16, 2015
After clinching point in semis, @NickHardy8 is on in title match. 5 straight birds & 8 hole lead through 9! #illini pic.twitter.com/G2472fSCiv— Illinois Men's Golf (@IlliniMGolf) February 16, 2015
YES!!! @NickHardy8 wins 8&7!!! One down, two to go @IlliniMGolf #LETSGO— TCR Podcast (@TCR_Podcast) February 16, 2015
Hardy wins 2&1! #Illini are headed to the #B1G Match Play final later today! #clutch http://t.co/vl8TjUomuL— Illinois Men's Golf (@IlliniMGolf) February 16, 2015
#Illini defeat Purdue 3-2 & advance to B1G Match Play Semis! Wins by Meyers, Detry & Campbell! http://t.co/iC3pdJKUwH pic.twitter.com/R1tWyDJVfB— Illinois Men's Golf (@IlliniMGolf) February 15, 2015