Men's Golf

Larry Blatt
Larry Blatt


Orland Park, Ill.

High School:
Carl Sandburg H.S.


Transferred to Illinois from the University of Mississippi

2007-08: Made Illinois' five-man line-up for the NCAA Championships ... Was Illinois' top finisher at NCAA Regionals, placing 11th ... Had two top-ten finishes -- a tie for seventh at the D.A. Weibring Invitational and a tie for fourth at the Fighting Illini Spring Invitational ... Led Illinois with a 72.92 stroke average in the fall ... Was third after two rounds at the Fighting Illini/Olympia Fields Invitational with rounds of 70 and 69 on the first day.

As a freshman, shot a 214, including a personal-best collegiate round of 68 at the Squire Creek Invitational to finish eighth individually...Placed fourth at the Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate ... Named to the SEC honor roll as both a freshman and a sophomore ... Placed third at the Rice Planters Tournamen t... Placed seventh at the Illinois Amateur ... Qualified for the 2006 U.S. Amateur ... Placed third at the Auburn Invitational.

High School
Named the 2003 Callaway PGA Junior Series Player of the Year...Named the 2004 PGA Junior Series Player of the Year...Placed eighth at the state tournament as a senior...Four-year all-conference selection...holds the Sandburg school record for lowest 18-hole round (64)...His 65 in the Thornton Invitational to set a course record...Coached by Al Chesky...Won five tournaments during his senior season...Placed 11th at the 2004 Winnetka Tournament in Chicago in the AJGA...Qualified for the 2004 Western Amateur

Born April 21, 1987...son of Larry and Cindy Blatt...majoring in finance...sister Alex will play volleyball at Minnesota next season...Enjoyings trading stocks.

Getting to Know Larry Blatt
Biggest Thrill in Sports: Competition. It makes me try my hardest and push myself to see how good I can be.

Blatt's Career Statistics

Year      Rounds    Shots     Avg.      Low 18     Low 54
Fall 2007   12        875      72.92        68        212