Player: Nick Hardy

2016-Nick Hardy
Hometown: Northbrook, IL
University: University of Illinois
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Expected Graduation:
Soldier Honored: Paul G. Smith

Career Highlights

  • 2016 All-Big Ten Second Team

  • 2016 Academic All-Big Ten

  • 2015 Big Ten Freshman of the Year

  • Two-time PING All-Midwest Region (2015, 2016)

  • 2015 All-Big Ten First Team

Junior- 2016-17

  • Earned Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors after taking medalist honors at Wolf Run to open the season

  • Earned four finishes among the top five individuals during the fall season

  • Shot under par in six of 12 rounds played during the fall season

  • Defeated Oregon's Edwin Yi 5 & 4 to win his match in the East Lake Cup Championship

Sophomore - 2015-16

  • Closed the fall season with a 71.66 stroke average, good for second on the team

  • Placed among the top-10 in each of the four fall tournaments

  • Earned Big Ten Golfer of the Week Honors on Oct. 21 after a 3-under par, third place finish at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational

  • Shot under or at even par in eight of 12 rounds played during the fall season

  • Earned a tie for 26th at the NCAA Championships

  • Closed the season with a 72.78 stroke average

  • Placed among the top-15 at the NCAA Kohler Regional

  • Earned a top-20 finish at the Big Ten Championships

  • Took second place at the Boilermaker Invitational with a season low 68 (-4) in the first round of play

  • Earned three top-20 finishes during the spring season

Freshman - 2014-15

  • Recorded a 72.9 stroke average for the season

  • Earned five top-20 finishes on the season

  • Tied for eighth at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate with a 7-over-par 220

  • Tied for 12th at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational (218, +8)

  • Tied for 12th at the rain-shortened Sagamore Fall Preview, finishing with a 3-over 147

  • Tied for 20th at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational with a career-best 4-under 212.

  • Won Co-Medalist honors at the Big Ten Championship with a score 4-under par

  • Defeated UCLA in the Quarterfinal round of NCAA Match

  • Play with a birdie on his final hole of the round

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