Illini Prepare for Big Ten Championships with Trip to West Lafayette
2012-13: Posted a season stroke average of 74.29 with a low round of 70 and a low 54-hole score of 216 ... Earned Big Ten Co-Golfer of the Week after tying for fifth place at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate with Illini teammate Brian Campbell ... Tied for 17th at the Louisiana Classics ... Also competed in the Desert Shootout and Boilermaker Invitational ... Competed in all four fall tournaments, posting two top-10 finishes ... Led the Illini with a 218 (+7) and finished tied for third at the D.A. Weibring Invitational ... Tied for 10th with a 216 (+5) at the Wolf Run Invitational, equaling Charlie Danielson and Thomas Detry as Illinois' second-best finisher ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2011-12: Second-team All-Big Ten selection ... Ranked third on the team in stroke average (74.41) and posted four top-15 finishes ... Tied for 21st at the Big Ten Championships and chipped in for eagle on the final hole, which sparked the comeback for Illinois' fourth-consecutive Big Ten title ... Competed at all 12 tournaments, including the NCAA Championships ... Tallied a career-low 54-hole score of 209 (-7) at the Augusta State Invitational, where he also turned in a career-low round of 67 and tied for ninth in a loaded field ... Named Big Ten Golfer of the Week for the first time in his career on Sept. 21 after tying for 11th at Olympia Fields and leading Illinois at the event ... Placed in the top 10 at the D.A. Weibring Invitational by tying for eighth ... Recorded five rounds under par and six even-par rounds ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2010-11: Competed in every event, tying for seventh at the Illini Spring Classic after ending the first round tied for third ... Posted four top-15 finishes ... Made six straight birdies in the final round of the NCAA Regional en route to a career best 68.
2009-10: Redshirted the season.
2008-09: Made the cut at the Illinois Amateur ... Qualified for the U.S. Amateur ... Participated in seven tournaments ... Finished in the top 16 in his final three tournaments of the year, including a fourth-place finish at the Marshall Invitational ... Posted four rounds under par, all in his final three tournaments, with two rounds of 69 ... Illinois' top performer at the General Jim Hackler Invite (tie for 24th) ... His round of 69 was the second best of any competitor in the second round of the Spring Break Invite ... Qualified for the Western Amateur.
Became the IHSA's first three-time state champion in 2007 after defending his title for the second time ... Won the Class A title in 2005 and `06 and claimed the Class 2A crown in 2007 ... Had rounds of 70 and 67 to claim the 2007 crown by four strokes over his closest competitor ... Massac County, coached by J.R. Conkle, placed second as a team, marking the third straight season that Patriots have placed in the top two at state, winning the title in 2006 ... Round of 66 at the 2005 state meet at Prairie Vista set a Class A single-round record, while his 137 total at that meet is also a record ... His 67 single-round and 137 two-round totals in `07 are Class 2A state records ... Holds the marks for best rounds at both the Southern Illinois River-to-River Ohio Division Conference meet (65) and Patriot High School Invitational (66) ... Honored as the Southern Illinois Male Golfer of the Year three times and was named to the All-South Golf team four times ... Won the conference meet three times, the Patriot High School Invitational twice, the Okawville High School Invitational twice and the IHSA regional and sectional tournaments twice as well ... Qualified for Illinois State Amateur ... Won two SIGA events: Cash Baker Chev/Cad and Smyers Cup ... Finished third in SIGA Championship.
Born Sept. 15, 1989 ... Son of Richard and Julie Jacobs ... Majoring in recreation, sport and tourism ... Member of the National Honor Society, the Academic Wall of Fame, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Mu Alpha Theta and the Biology Club ... Illinois State Scholar ... Southern Illinois Scholar Athlete.
Getting to know Mason Jacobs
Favorite athlete: Michael Jordan ... Favorite sports team: St. Louis Cardinals ... Favorite movie: Christmas Vacation ... Favorite activity outside golf: Skeet shooting ... Favorite restaurant: Maggiano's Little Italy ... Favorite band: Eric Church ... My dream foursome: Ben Hogan, Tiger Woods, and Arnold Palmer ... Best part about Demirjian: Video Room ... Cartoon character that best describes me: Superman ... Best thing I cook in the kitchen: Grilled Chicken ... Person I would most like to spend a day with: Rob Dyrdek ... If I was on a reality show it would be: Survivor ... If I weren't a golfer, I would play: Baseball ... One thing I've always dreamt about doing: Winning the Masters ... Career Plans: PGA Tour.
What's in the bag?
Driver: Titleist 910 D3
Woods: Titleist 910 Fd
Irons: Titleist CB and MB
Putter: SeeMore DB4
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x