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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 10/12/2023, Last updated: 10/28/2023
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Illinois Claims Men’s Golfer of the Week Honor

Illini’s Buchanan earns weekly accolade after capturing medalist honors at the Purdue Fall Invitational

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Golfer of the Week

Jackson Buchanan, Illinois

Jr. – Dacula, Ga. – Buford

  • Carded three consecutive rounds in the 60s, including a closing 67 (-4) on Tuesday, to overcome a four-shot deficit in a come-from-behind co-medalist performance at the Purdue Fall Invitational

  • Carded rounds of 68, 69, and 67 to finish more than five strokes below the course average of 73.17 for the week

  • Recorded 46 of 54 holes at or below par, including a tournament-leading 17 birdies, to seal his second collegiate victory

  • The Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns his third career Golfer of the Week honor

  • Last Illinois Golfer of the Week: Max Herendeen (Sept. 14, 2023) 

2023-24 Big Ten Men’s Golfers of the Week

Sept. 7: Hunter Thomson, Jr., MICH

Sept. 14: Max Herendeen, Fr., ILL/Mac McClear, Gr., IOWA

Sept. 20: Daniel Aas, Sr., WIS

Sept. 27: Herman Sekne, Sr., PUR

Oct. 4: Ethan Tseng, So., NU

Oct. 12: Jackson Buchanan, Jr., ILL