Men's Golf
Illini Stumble in Final Round of Desert Shootout

Sophomore Alex Burge shot a team-best 73 at the Desert Shootout on Saturday.
Sophomore Alex Burge shot a team-best 73 at the Desert Shootout on Saturday.

March 23, 2013

Team Scores | Individual Scores

GOODYEAR, Ariz. - The Illini struggled throughout the day and weren't able to recover, falling to a 12th-place finish at the Desert Shootout on Saturday at the par-71, 7,015-yard Palm Valley Golf Course. Junior Thomas Pieters finished tied for third overall at -3 after carding a final-round 76, and sophomore Alex Burge shot a team-best 73 on the day. BYU won the team title at -14 and the Cougars' Zach Blair was the individual medalist at -15 for the tournament.

"We never got into it from the start today," Illinois head coach Mike Small said. "Which, coming off a strong finish yesterday, I thought we would carry that through. All we can do is address the issues we saw today and get ready for our next event."

Freshman Charlie Danielson shot a 78 on Saturday and senior Mason Jacobs finished the tournament with an 8-over-par 79. Illinois submitted a 306 as a team, going 22-over-par in the final round. Jacobs finished tied for 50th (+7), Danielson was tied for 56th (+8), Campbell placed 65th (+9) and Burge tied for 66th (+10). Freshman Thomas Detry tied for 12th at even par after firing a 71 on Saturday. Fellow rookie David Kim also shot a 71 on Saturday and finished tied for 33rd at +4. Both Detry and Kim were competing as individuals and did not count toward Illinois' team score.

The Illini return to action April 6-7 at the highly regarded Insperity Augusta State Invite in Augusta, Ga.

Team Standings
1.	BYU			275-284-279=838 (-14)
2.	Denver			280-285-283=848 (-4)
3.	Baylor			283-280-287=850 (-2)
4.	Wichita State		283-281-294=858 (+6)
	Southern Utah		280-294-284=858 (+6)
6.	Nebraska		285-282-292=859 (+7)
7.	Colorado State		280-286-295=861 (+9)
8.	Tulsa			274-290-301=865 (+13)
	Air Force		286-287-292=865 (+13)
	Kansas			291-283-291=865 (+13)
	Idaho			282-287-296=865 (+13)
12.	Illinois		282-278-306=866 (+14)
13.	New Mexico State	286-290-298=874 (+22)
14.	Kansas State		288-294-295=877 (+25)
15.	Wyoming			293-297-297=887 (+35)
16.	Boise State		286-297-308=891 (+39)

Illinois Individual Results
T-3.	Thomas Pieters		65-69-76=210 (-3)
T-50.	Mason Jacobs		70-71-79=220 (+7)
T-56.	Charlie Danielson	75-68-78=221 (+8)
65.	Brian Campbell		72-70-80=222 (+9)
T-66.	Alex Burge		75-75-73=223 (+10)

T-12. Thomas Detry 70-72-71=213 (E)* T-33. David Kim 74-72-71=217 (+4)*

*Competing as an individual and does not count toward Illinois' team score.