Detry Tied for 14th After 36 Holes at ASU Invite
April 6, 2013
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Freshman Thomas Detry posted two of Illinois' three best rounds of the day and is tied for 14th at +1 after 36 holes on Saturday at the Insperity Augusta State Invitational at the par-72, 7,142-yard Forest Hills Golf Course. Detry fired an even-par 72 in his first round and a 1-over-par 73 in round two. Sophomore Alex Burge stands tied for 28th at +4 and Illinois is 13th as a team at +25 (601), 25 shots behind team leader Augusta State.
"We didn't get that low score- the eraser score, as we call it - which you need to have on this golf course," Illinois head coach Mike Small said. "As a team, we let the course get to us a little bit. This isn't a lengthy golf course, but the pins were really, really tough today. If you push the issue, you get yourself in trouble, and that's what we did. We made way too many bogeys and we didn't play from the strong side of the pins enough.
"Tomorrow is an important day. We've made a habit of being resilient as a program and this team is trying to find its identity. We need to show some resiliency going froward."
The Illini struggled out of the gate on Saturday, firing a +16 round of 304 in the first 18 holes. Detry's 72 led the way, but Burge's 4-over-par 76 was Illinois' next-best score. Freshman David Kim carded a 77, Thomas Pieters had a 79 and Charlie Danielson posted an 84.
In the second round, the Orange and Blue picked it up a bit, turning in a 297. Burge's 72 was a team best, while Detry contributed a 73. Pieters shaved four strokes off his first round for a 75, Kim added another 77 and Danielson righted the ship a bit with a 78. Pieters and Kim ended the day tied for 58th (+10), while Danielson is 74th at +18.
The third round of the Insperity Augusta State Invitational goes off at 7:30 a.m. CT on Sunday and the Illini will start on the back nine.