2021-22 Illini Men's Golf

#203      
The amazing thing is we are only 5 shots out of 5th, considering how bad we have played.
Well yes. This is the reality. We are right there. I totally agree.
Maybe the question to ask is how does a golf coach motivate a team that is in this position?
After all, this is not Woody Hayes football!
 
#205      
Tomorrow will be very interesting. Wake and UNC lit it up today. Good for them. Is tomorrow our turn?
I sure as heck hope so. I will have a big grin on my face if so.
 
#206      
I’ll fire off a prediction for tomorrow. Weather looks good but guessing course set up will be a bit tougher. Illini get it around in -4 for the day and North Florida stubs their toe finishing with +5 for the day and the Illini grab the 5th qualifying spot. North Floridas 4th and 5th man are tied for 11th individually. They can’t be that good for three days in a row.
 
#209      
We are currently 7 back but no one is attacking the course but Tech. We need to get a few birdies to get us going. We are not out of this but we have got to start playing Illini golf.
 
#211      
kuhl eagles. back 5, still in it - we have front 9 and NF/Va have back 9 left
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#212      
Just probably not going to be enough. Not enough birdies, only a few really good rounds. Slow start on holes 10 and 1 which aren't even that hard of holes. When's the last time we missed out on top 30? It's been a bit, probably get 6th or 7th ugh.
 
#213      
It's a long shot now unless team gets hot and a couple teams collapse. Looks like Ohio State is taking advantage of getting to play in Columbus, and Northwestern coming on strong in the same regional.
 
#217      
Just finished in 7th. Just couldn't get hot. Not the result they wanted but still a dangerous team. This will continue to be a fun group of guys to watch.
 
#219      
Didn’t play their best obviously, but that’s golf. An amazing streak of 13 years in a row to nationals ends. Next year will be the perfect time to start a new streak.
 
#220      
#20 in the country fizzling like that? C'mon.

The only positive thing is that Mike Small will be able to play some golf himself now. Hope so.
 
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#221      
Jackson and Piercen didn't have it outside of one day. Tommy and Adrien played fine but never had a great day. Jerry has to figure himself out. GA southern gave us a big chance with how bad they were today. We didn't take it. ADDC I bet is killing himself. if he just has a decent day for him we are in 5th...
 
#222      
#20 in the country fizzling like that? C'mon.

The only positive thing is that Mike Small will be able to play some golf himself now. Hope so.
Happens all the time to other teams not named Illinois normally. NC state is 27th and they played awful. MSU and Purdue were awful too. Washington is a top 10 team and didn't even get top 7. One year Florida was ranked 4th I think and missed out. It's golf it happens.
 
#223      
Happens all the time to other teams not named Illinois normally. NC state is 27th and they played awful. MSU and Purdue were awful too. Washington is a top 10 team and didn't even get top 7. One year Florida was ranked 4th I think and missed out. It's golf it happens.
Yes, I know, but I'm not concerned about other teams. Not angry or mad at Illini. Who can complain about Illini record over the years? What a program! Just really disappointed and frustrated Illini didn't play up to their abilities. Again, hope Coach Small will play some events, maybe Stricker's AmFam tournament. I bet he'll be playing some Illinois PGA tournaments, too. Wish Illini players good luck in summer play.
 
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#224      
Jackson and Piercen didn't have it outside of one day. Tommy and Adrien played fine but never had a great day. Jerry has to figure himself out. GA southern gave us a big chance with how bad they were today. We didn't take it. ADDC I bet is killing himself. if he just has a decent day for him we are in 5th...
Jerry hurt his shoulder in the fall and hasn't been the same since.
 
#225      

Illwinsagain

Cary, IL
It is strange, having such high standards for an Illini sports team. A team that wins conference, again, yet a disappointing year. I guess losing is always disappointing, like the past 2 years in basketball. The expectations on this particular team though are the highest we have had, year over year, since early 2000's basketball, tennis at times and maybe throw in woman's volleyball. It feels good having high standards. Hopefully, we can achieve this type of low bar for more sports in the future. Congratulations on a fine season!