The Big Ten Conference has released their lists of Men’s and Women’s Players to Watch in 2017. Each team in conference had three players listed, and there was little doubt who would represent Illinois Men’s Golf. Dylan Meyer (Sr.), Nick Hardy (Sr.), and Michael Feagles (So.) were all named Preseason Big Ten Players to Watch. If you’ve heard this before, it’s because the same three guys were on that list in 2016. Meyer was the Big Ten Player of the Year, Feagles was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, and Hardy was named a Big Ten Academic All-American. Meyer is currently ranked 6th, and Hardy is currently ranked 17th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. The Illini Men’s Golf team will open their 2017-2018 campaign at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational on Friday, September 15th.
On the women’s side, Tristyn Nowlin (So.), Jan Prapassarangkul (Sr.), and Bing Singhsumalee (Jr.) were named Big Ten Players to Watch. Nowlin was named 2nd team All-Big Ten last year, while Prapassarangku and Singhsumalee were named All-Academic Big Ten. The Illini Women’s Golf team will open their season at the Mercedes Benz Collegiate in Knoxville on Monday, September 18th.