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11th Annual Steve Stricker Outing a Success

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The Fighting Illini men's golf program hosted the 11th annual Steve Stricker Illini Classic in Champaign-Urbana on Sunday and Monday with more than 300 golf program supporters attending the gala reception and auction at the iHotel and Conference Center on Sunday and over 100 people participated in morning and afternoon tournaments at Stone Creek Golf Club in Urbana on Monday.  Headliner Steve Stricker also hosted his annual clinic on the range at Stone Creek on Monday afternoon.

Stricker graduated from the University of Illinois in 1989 after a decorated collegiate career and has since gone on to establish himself as a perennial top 10 golfer in the world with 12 PGA Tour tournament titles.  Always mentioned as one of the most genuine and likable players on the PGA Tour, Steve demonstrates his dedication to supporting former Illini teammate and current Illini head men's golf coach Mike Small's program by returning to Champaign-Urbana annually to help host the Steve Stricker Illini Classic.    

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The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics would like to thank Steve for his continued involvement and support.  In addition to Steve, the DIA also would like to thank recent UI graduates and current tour professionals Luke Guthrie, Scott Langley, Zach Barlow and Chris DeForest for returning to Champaign-Urbana to give back to their program. 

The Steve Stricker Illini Classic would not be possible without the support of our friends who contribute as sponsors.  Thank you for your involvement!


Presenting Sponsors

First Federal Savings Bank and GTPS Insurance


Corporate Sponsors

Beniach Construction Company Inc.

Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services

ICBUS a Navistar Company

iHotel and Conference Center

Miller Coors

Northwestern Mutual McClure Financial Group

Orange and Blue Distributing


Event and Hole Sponsors

A & R Mechanical

Art Wyatt

Augie Tonne and Illini Evans Scholars

Central Illinois Arby's

Cindi and Steve Elkins

Cozad Asset Management

Dan Cimino

Dave, Brook, Andy and Parker Keeling

Dick and Maggie Martin

Jack and Mark Everette

Jeff Tinervin

Kaufmann Sports Management Group

Meier Oil Service

Meyer Capel Law Firm

Shiner Capital Partners

Signature Homes

Sparkles Cleaning

Super Pantry

Teresa and Rick Reifsteck

The Chicago Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Wadsworth Golf Construction Co.

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