Player: Jackson Buchanan

Jackson Buchanan
Hometown: Dacula
University: University of Illinois
Graduation Year: 2025
Area of Study: Business
Soldier Honored: Phillip A. Myers

NCAA All-American - Top-15 finisher at NCAA Championship (2023)
GCAA PING All-America Honorable Mention (2023)
GolfWeek All-America Honorable Mention (2023)
All-Big Ten First Team (2023)
All-Big Ten Championship Team (2023)
GCAA PING All-Midwest Region (2023)
Spring Academic All-Big Ten (2023)
GCAA All-America Scholar (2023)

SOPHOMORE - 2022-23
Named All-American by the NCAA (top-15 finisher), GCAA (honorable mention) and GolfWeek (honorable mention)
Named First Team All-Big Ten and GCAA PING All-Midwest Region
Played in the lineup in all 13 tournaments
Runner-up finish in stroke play at the 2023 NCAA Championship (May 26-31) at Grayhawk Golf Club
ILed individual title race at the 2023 Big Ten Championship halfway through Round 3 before the play was called due to weather, and scores reverted back to 36-hole tallies
Earned spot on All-Big Ten Championship team by virtue of his top-5 individual finish
Third on the team with a stroke average of 70.92, more than two full strokes better than his previous season-best of 72.84 set as a freshman
Recorded top-25 finishes in 10 of 13 tournaments with three top 5s, including his first-career victory at the Tiger Collegiate Invitational (April 10-11)
In his victory at the Tiger Collegiate Invitational, shot 66-62-66 to set finish with a program-record score of 194 (-22)
His Round 2 score of 62 (-10) also set a program record for an individual single round
Ranks third on the team with 22 of 39 rounds at par or better
Recorded 14 rounds in the 60s, also third on the team
Ranked third on the team as Illinois’ top finisher in three events on the year, also pacing the squad to a team title at the Folds of Honor Collegiate (Sept. 26-28) before his record-setting win at the Tiger Collegiate Invitational (April 10-11), and his runner-up finish at the NCAA Championship (May 26-31)
Earned two B1G Golfer of the Week honors on Oct. 5, 2022 and April 12, 2023.