College Men

Illinois, Guthrie sweep Big Ten titles

The Illinois men's golf team after winning its third consecutive Big Ten Championship.
The Illinois men's golf team after winning its third consecutive Big Ten Championship. ( Courtesy University of Illinois )

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Illinois men's team won its third consecutive Big Ten Championship, shooting 7-under 281 in the final round and winning by 19 shots over Northwestern on May 1 at Purdue’s Kampen Course in West Lafayette, La.

The Illini finished with an 8-over 1,160 total. Iowa finished third at 29-over 1,181. Illinois’ Luke Guthrie held off defending champion David Lipsky of Northwestern and Iowa’s Chris Brant for a one-stroke victory individually. Guthrie is Illinois’ first Big Ten medalist since 1999.

The win marked the first three-peat in the Big Ten Championship since Northwestern won three in a row from 1999 to 2001.