Men's Golf

Thomas Detry
Thomas Detry


Brussels, Belgium

High School:


• 2014 PING Honorable Mention All-American
• 2014 PING All-Midwest Region
• 2014 All-Big Ten First Team
• Named to Team Europe for the 2014 Palmer Cup
• Two-time Big Ten Golfer of the Week (April 9, 2014 & March 12, 2014)
• 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
• Competed for Belgium in 2013 World Amateur Team Championships

At Illinois
2013-14: Named to the European side for the 2014 Palmer Cup on April 17 ... Holds the second-best stroke average on the team at 70.85, one shot behind Brian Campbell, with a low round of 66 (-4) and a low 54-hole score of 205, both at The Macdonald Cup in the fall ... Has the best spring stroke average on the team at 70.80, including a low round of 67 at the USF Invitational and a low 54-hole score of 208 at the 3M Augusta Invitational ... Has one win and five top-10 finishes on the season ... Has 13 rounds under par and five even-par rounds on the season ... Illinois has counted 26 of his 27 rounds (96.3 percent) in 2013-14 ... Named Big Ten Golfer of the Week on April 9 after tying for fourth at the 3M Augusta Invitational with an 8-under-par 208 ... Named Co-Big Ten Golfer of the Week on March 12 after tying for second with teammate Charlie Danielson at Louisiana Classics with a 7-under-par 209 ... Tied for 11th at the Boilermaker Invitational with a 2-over 218 ... Fired a 3-under-par 213 to tie for 22nd at the USF Invitational to start the spring season ... Notched a 1-over 214 to tie for 27th at the Valspar Invitational ... Posted a fall stroke average of 70.92, third-best on the team, including a low round of 66 (-4) and a low 54-hole score of 205 (-5) ... Earned his first collegiate victory with a 4-under-par 209 at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate, including two rounds under par ... Placed fifth at The Macdonald Cup with a 204 (-6), including a career-best round of 66 (-4) in the final round ... Tied for sixth at the Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational with a 214 (+4) in Illinois' first tournament of the fall.

2012-13: Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... Second on the team with a 72.88 stroke average ... Posted a final-round 2-under-par 68 to finish tied for 38th in the stroke-play portion of the NCAA Championships ... His 54-hole score of 211 at the NCAA Championships was the third-best score posted by an Illini as a counting score this season ... Defeated Texas' Julio Vegas 1-up for Illinois' first point of a 3-2 win over the defending champion Longhorns in the NCAA quarterfinal match on May 31 ... After recording only one top-10 finish during the regular season, tied for eighth at Big Ten Championships and tied for second at the NCAA Fayetteville Regional ... Recorded a career-best 68 in the first round of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional, his first collegiate round under 70 ... Scored a 74 or better in 26 of his 34 (76.5 percent) rounds ... Finished in the top 20 in eight of the 11 tournaments he played, including a 16th-place finish at the Augusta State Invitational and tying for 17th at the Louisiana Classics ... Carded a season-best 213 at the Desert Shootout March 21-23 to tie for 12th ... Had five rounds under par and a team-best seven rounds at par on the season ... Represented his native Belgium at the World Amateur Team Championships in the fall along with Illini teammate Thomas Pieters ... Competed in three fall tournaments with the Illini ... Posted the third-best fall stroke average on the team at 73.11 ... Posted a 3-over-par 216, his best score of the fall, at the Wolf Run Invitational to tie for 10th with Illini teammates Charlie Danielson and Mason Jacobs ... Tied for 12th at the D.A. Weibring Invitational with a 9-over-par 222 and tied for 16th at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational with a 4-over-par 220.

High School
Won the Dutch Open in 2009 ... Won the European Boys Team Championship in 2010 ... Won the Belgium National Championship in 2009 and again in 2010 ... Won the Belgium National Match Play in 2011 ... Holds the course record at Millennium Golf Course in Belgium.

Born on March 1, 1993 ... Son of Armand and Nathalie Detry ... Enrolled in the College of Business ... Enjoys playing tennis and field hockey as well as keeping up with science and macro-economy.

Getting to Know Thomas Detry
Favorite athlete: Nicolas Colsaerts ... Favorite professional sports team: European Ryder Cup ... What attracted me to Illinois: academics and the golf coaches and team ... Nickname: T.D. ... Dream job: CEO of a large company ... How I started playing golf: My father ... Favorite course: Whispering Pines ... What I've learned from Coach Small: Give my best for everything ... If I could have a T-shirt with a message printed on it, it would say: For the win.

What's in the bag?
Driver: Callaway
Woods: Callaway
Irons: Callaway
Putter: Edney #2
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Detry's Career Statistics
YearRoundsStrokesStroke AverageLow RoundLow 54-Hole Score
2012-13 342,47872.8868 (-4)211 (+1)
2013-14 271,91370.8566 (-4)205 (-5)
Total 614,39171.9866 (-4)205 (-5)

Updated April 24, 2014