WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Illinois won the Big Ten Men's Golf Championship on Sunday, shooting a 7-under 281 to clinch its third consecutive and 10th overall conference title. The Fighting Illini took the lead in the second round of the championships and remained in front through the rest of the tournament, outshooting the rest of the field by 19 strokes at 8-over par.

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After matching Illinois with a 7-under 281 in round four, Northwestern took second place at 27-over, followed by Iowa (+29) in third, Ohio State (+38) in fourth and Indiana (+40) in fifth.

Illinois' Luke Guthrie won the championships' individual medal, shooting a 2-under 70 in the final round to close the tournament at 1-under. Guthrie is the first Illini to earn medalist honors since Larry Nuger tied for first place in 1999. Iowa's Chris Brant finished in second place, concluding the event at even-par. Northwestern's David Lipsky posted the lowest round of the day on Sunday, shooting a 5-under 67 to push him into third place at 1-over for the tournament.

Iowa's Vince India received the Big Ten's Les Bolstad Award, given to the conference player with the lowest stroke average to par this season. India, who averaged a 71.08 to lead all Big Ten golfers, is the first Hawkeye to win the award since Brad Klapprott took home the honor in 1992.

The conference also announced the All-Championships Team following the conclusion of the tournament. Illinois' Guthrie led the way and was joined by teammates Chris DeForest and Scott Langley, Indiana's Chase Wright, Iowa's Brant, Michigan State's Chris Mory, Minnesota's Erik Van Rooyen and Northwestern's Lipsky.

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP: FINAL RESULTS
Pos. School Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Rd. 4 Total To Par
1 Illinois 293 288 298 281 1160 +8
2 Northwestern 301 293 304 281 1179 +27
3 Iowa 289 297 308 287 1181 +29
4 Ohio State 301 299 302 288 1190 +38
5 Indiana 298 298 302 294 1192 +40
T6 Michigan 299 293 315 288 1195 +43
T6 Purdue 301 293 312 289 1195 +43
8 Minnesota 299 302 312 283 1196 +44
9 Penn State 297 294 316 301 1208 +56
10 Michigan State 304 296 315 295 1210 +58
11 Wisconsin 312 293 313 312 1230 +78