Illini Win Tenth-Straight Tinervin Cup Over ISU, 8-1
Jan. 26, 2013
PLACIDA, Fla. - The Fighting Illini continued their stranglehold on the Tinervin Cup, defeating Illinois State 8-1 at the annual event held at the 7,038-yard, par-71 Coral Creek Golf Club. Illinois swept the morning's match-play portion before going 5-1 in singles in the afternoon.
"It was a productive weekend," Illinois head coach Mike Small said. "We got some competition under our belt and identified some things we need to work on before the Big Ten Match Play tournament in two weeks. I really want to thank Jeff and Madalyn Tinervin for putting on the Tinervin Cup. We're very thankful for their involvement in our program."
The event, now in its 10th year, is put on by dual benefactors Jeff and Madalyn Tinervin, and is played in a format comparable to the Ryder Cup, beginning with three two-on-two, head-to-head, better ball matches in the morning session. Each match is worth one point for a total of three possible points. Six individual head-to-head, stroke-play matches follow in the afternoon. Each match in the afternoon is worth one point for a total of six possible points.
Illinois earned all three points in the morning session, with junior Thomas Pieters and freshman Charlie Danielson pairing up to defeat Wils Hawn and Matt Solis. Freshman Thomas Detry and sophomore Brian Campbell downed Ricky Hearden and Parker Freiburg, while senior Mason Jacobs and freshman David Kim beat the Redbird duo of Tyler Gentilella and Tyler Pope-Ferguson. In the afternoon session, Pieters, Detry, Campbell, Kim and Jacobs all nabbed singles victories for the Illini.
Full results from Saturday's Tinervin Cup and the all-time results of the event are below. The Illini have next weekend off before traveling to Sarasota, Fla., on Feb. 8-9 for the Big Ten Match Play Championship.
Tinervin Cup History