Men's Golf

Larry Nuger
Larry Nuger


Longmeadow, Mass.

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1999-2000: Played in three fall and five spring events ... Along with Tim Riley, posted the team's low fall scoring average with 74.6 strokes per round ... Finished 19th to pace the Illini at the Big Ten Championships ... High finish was a tie for seventh at the Northern Intercollegiate.

1998-99: Larry became the Illini's first Big Ten medalist since Jamie Fairbanks in 1993, after taking first at the championships with a 6-under 278 ... 1999 All-Big Ten, 1999 Big Ten All-Championship team ... Won his first collegiate tournament two weeks prior to the Big Ten Championships, shooting rounds of 68-68-72 at the Fossum Invitational at Michigan State ... He was second on the team with a 73.5 stroke average and posted four top 10 finishes ... He played in every event and carded six under-par and three even-par rounds ... Finished 66th at the NCAA Championships after shooting 79-74-76-80 = 309.

1997-98: Competed in six tournaments and posted the team's third lowest stroke average (75.3)... Tied for the second lowest average in spring tournaments (74.4)... Tied for 10th at the Wolverine Invitational, shooting even-par for 54 holes (69-70-74?213)... Posted four under-par rounds on the year, including two at the Wolverine Invitational ... Tied for 21st at the Hawkeye Invitational (77-78-75?230) and tied for 34th at the Big Ten Championships (80-74-79-74=307).

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned seven varsity letters at Longmeadow, four in golf and three in swimming ... Selected all-Western Massachusetts in swimming in 1995 and 1996, and in golf 1994-97 ? High School Athlete of the Week twice ... Led Longmeadow to the Western Massachusetts High School Championship in 1997 ... Rolex third team all-American in 1996-97 ? Member of the National Honor Society ... Honor roll student.

PERSONAL: Born December 25, 1978 ... Son of Steven and Chris Nuger ... Has a sister, Rachel ,and brother, John ... Majoring in Sports Management ... His favorite athlete is Fred Couples.