Illini Sophomore Named One of Top Amateurs in the World
Sophomore Earns First Collegiate Victory; Team Notches 27th Win Since 2008-09
Illinois Pulls Away From Field; Detry Leads By 2 Over Kim
Illinois Records Best Finish at OFCC/Illini Invite Since Winning 2008 Tournament
Senior Tied for Fifth After First Round
Photos from day two of the Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational on Saturday, September 14, 2013.
Photos from day three of the 2013 Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational on Sunday, September 15, 2013.
Photos from day one of the Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational on Friday, September 13, 2013.
Photos from day two of the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships.
Photos from day 1 of the NCAA Men's Golf Championships.
2012-13: 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.
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 ... 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?
Putter: Edney #2
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
|Detry's Career Statistics|
|Year||Rounds||Strokes||Stroke Average||Low Round||Low 54-Hole Score|
|2012-13||34||2,478||72.88||68 (-4)||211 (+1)|
Updated July 2013