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Illinois Men's Golf Advances to Semifinal Matches

But not without a little drama.

IL Loyalty and Golf Channel

It came down to the very last match, but the Illinois Fighting Illini have defeated the UCLA Bruins in the Quarterfinals of match play at the 2015 Men's NCAA Golf Championship.

Freshman B1G Player of the Year Nick Hardy sealed the victory with a 1-UP win in his match.  Coach Mike Small sent his three upperclassmen out first to lead the way, and lead they did as both Thomas Detry (1 UP) and Charlie Danielson (4 and 3) claimed two key points for the Illini.

Starting at 2pm CT this afternoon, Illinois will face the USC Trojans in their semifinal match.

You can follow the coverage live through Golf Channel at GolfLiveExtra.com (you will need to enter cable information)

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Track the scoring live online

Here's Hardy's clinching putt on 18