Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: Happy 25th, Scott Langley!

Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: Happy 25th, Scott Langley!

Scott Langley, by the numbers

Happy 25th birthday Monday to Illini golfing great Scott Langley. The 2010 NCAA Championship medalist, a native of Manchester, Mo., led coach Mike Small’s 2009 and ’10 teams to Big Ten titles. His career story, by the numbers:

1    Langley was Illinois’ first individual national champion
3    Number of times he won All-America honors
8    Times he’s made the cut in 2014 PGA tournaments (15 total)
64    His lowest career round as an Illini, at the 2008 D.A. Weibring Invite
71.10    His 2014 PGA scoring average
71.37    His strokes per-round  average in 2009-10 (43 rounds)    
72.08    Scott’s career strokes  per-round average from 2007 to ’11 (166 rounds)
188    Current world golf  ranking
279.0    His 2014 average yards per drive
2008      Season he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year
$616,874     Prize money he’s won in 2014
$1,290,188    Prize money he’s won during his PGA career

Illini birthdays
Sunday: Otho Tucker, basketball (61)
Monday: Ron Zook, football coach (60)
Tuesday: Lenny Willis Jr. (37)
Wednesday: Brandon Paul, basketball (23)
Thursday: Eddie Johnson, basketball (55)
Friday: Jessica Wright, basketball (30)
Saturday: Ryan Pedon, basketball coach (36)

— By Mike Pearson, author of Illini Legends, Lists & Lore

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