Men's Golf


Mark Ogren
Mark Ogren

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Daphne, Ala.

High School:
St. Paul's Episcopal H.S.

Birthdate:
01/25/1985

AT ILLINOIS
FALL 2007:
Participated in four of five events ... Illinois' top finisher at the season-opening Gopher Invitational, placing 19th with a 223...Entered final round in third place at the Gopher Invite... Illinois' second finisher at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational, placing 21st (221) ... Tied for seventh at the D.A. Weibring Invitational with a 2-over-par 212...Posted three-under par rounds and one even-par round, including a 1-underpar 69 in the second round at the D.A. Weibring Invite.

2006-07: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Played in all 12 tournaments during the year, ranking third on the team with a 74.74 stroke average ... Illinois' top finisher in four tournaments ... Posted three Top-10 finishes on the year, two of which were Top-five finishes ... Recorded a career-high finish of fourth at the Western Intercollegiate, carding a career-low tournament score of 2-under-par 208 ... Finished fifth at the Windon Memorial Classic ... Shot a career-low round of 68 during the second round of the Western Intercollegiate ... Carded two rounds below par and four even-par rounds on the season ... Earned third Varsity "I" award.

2005-06: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Played in all 12 tournaments during the year, ranking third on the team with a 74.74 stroke average ... Illinois' top finisher in four tournaments ... Posted three Top-10 finishes on the year, two of which were Top-five finishes ... Recorded a career-high finish of fourth at the Western Intercollegiate, carding a career-low tournament score of 2-under-par 208 ... Finished fifth at the Windon Memorial Classic ... Shot a career-low round of 68 during the second round of the Western Intercollegiate ... Carded two rounds below par and four even-par rounds on the season ... Earned third Varsity "I" award.

2004-05: Sat out the year as a redshirt.

2003-04: Participated in two tournaments, the Bank of Tennessee/Ridges Intercollegiate and the Alister MacKenzie Invitational ...Totaled a stroke average of 75.5 on the season ...Carded an even-par 72 in the final round of the Bank of Tennessee/Ridges Intercollegiate ... Shot a 224 at the Alister MacKenzie Invite ... Earned first Varsity "I" award ... Following his freshman season, Ogren finished 16th at the 2004 Southeastern Amateur in Columbus, Ga.

High School
Four-year letterwinner in golf ... Led St. Paul's Episcopal to three consecutive state championships ... Three-time All-State selection by the Alabama High School Athletic Association ... Finished as the state runner-up as a senior after placing third as a junior ... Carded a 66 at the U.S. Amateur qualifier at Marcus Pointe and also shot a 66 at the 2002 Bubba Conlee Invitational.

Personal
Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Played in all 12 tournaments during the year, ranking third on the team with a 74.74 stroke average ... Illinois' top finisher in four tournaments ... Posted three Top-10 finishes on the year, two of which were Top-five finishes ... Recorded a career-high finish of fourth at the Western Intercollegiate, carding a career-low tournament score of 2-under-par 208 ... Finished fifth at the Windon Memorial Classic ... Shot a career-low round of 68 during the second round of the Western Intercollegiate ... Carded two rounds below par and four even-par rounds on the season ... Earned third Varsity "I" award.

Getting to Know Ogren
Favorite place on campus: The Union because there is always something going on there
Favorite Illini memory: The "peaceful" celebration in Campustown after the basketball team won the national semifinal game over Louisville
What I've learned from Coach Small: That in order to be good at golf you do not have play perfect rounds. Instead, take advantage of your strengths and limit you mistakes
Favorite golfer: Corey Pavin
Favorite golf course: Inverness Club
Favorite place to eat in Champaign-Urbana: D.P. Dough
Excluding teammates, favorite Illini athlete: Steve Stricker

What's in the Bag?
Driver- Cleveland Launcher 460
Wood- Callaway War Bird 3+, 5+, 7+
Irons- Titleist 768
Putter- Ping Craz-e Belly
Ball- Titleist Pro V1

Ogren's Career Statistics

Year      Rounds    Shots          Avg.      Low 18     Low 54
2003-04     6         453           75.5        72 (2)       224
2005-06     27        1,999         74.04       69 (2)       213
2006-07     35        2,616         74.74       68           208
Fall 2007   12        889           74.00       69           212
Totals      80        5,957         74.46       68           208


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