Illinois Men’s Golf has been dominating the Big Ten scene for the last decade – winning 8 of the last 9 conference titles under head coach Mike Small. Small has seen a number of top players come through his system – including Scott Langley, Luke Guthrie, and more recently, Charlie Danielson and Thomas Pieters. But have any of them achieved perfection in April? Dylan Meyer has.
To start off April right, Dylan won the two-day 3M Augusta Invitational by a shot, earning him an invite to the Valspar Championship next year. It was his first win of the season, and only second of his career. He was just warming up.
A few weeks later, at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate hosted by Ohio State, Meyer won his second consecutive individual title, leading the Illini to a team victory with a 5-under par final round. He was the only player to shoot under par on the last day.
The Big 10 Championship just concluded at the end of the month. Dylan opened up with a course record 63 at Baltimore Country Club. Who could stop this guy? Nobody. He held off the field by one shot to claim his THIRD consecutive individual title and help his team to secure the Big 10 victory.
Up next for them is the NCAA Tournament – starting with regionals. The host courses of regionals have been announced, and they have an automatic spot after winning the conference title. There will be a team selection process on the Golf Channel to see who joins them at their site. If they advance through regionals, the NCAA Championship will be held in their home state at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, IL.
Good luck to Dylan in continuing his recent form!