Detry in Eighth After Two Rounds at OFCC
Sept. 14, 2013
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - Sophomore Thomas Detry moved into a tie for eighth place after firing a team-best 1-over-par 71, but the Illinois men's golf team dropped into a tie for tenth place after the second round of the Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational on Saturday. The Illini shot a 16-over-par 296 and are tied with Indiana at +10 overall with 18 holes remaining.
No. 1 Alabama shot a 3-under-par 277 to increase its lead to 21 strokes at -2 overall. Texas is second at +19 for the tournament. The Tide's Robby Shelton holds the individual lead at -3 after shooting a 66 on Saturday. He's three strokes ahead of three players.
The Illini struggled from the start, as David Kim double-bogeyed No. 1 and Detry bogeyed the hole. Kim and Jonathan Hauter bogeyed No. 3, then Kim bogeyed No. 4 and Campbell double-bogeyed No. 4. Hauter bogeyed the par-4 5th, then doubled No. 6. Detry also bogeyed No. 6. Meanwhile, Charlie Danielson was putting together a steady front nine, starting with seven straight pars. He found a tough lie in a bunker on No. 8, though, and his sand shot trickled back into the sand, resulting in a double-bogey. He made the turn at +2, as did Detry. Campbell, Kim and Hauter all made the turn at +4.
Kim kept battling, birdying No. 10, but he bogeyed No. 11. Hauter bogeyed No. 10, but Detry started to heat up on the back nine. He notched birdies on Nos. 12, 13 and 15 to get to -1 with three holes left. But he bogeyed Nos. 16 and 17 to finish +1. Campbell added bogeys on Nos. 12, 14 and 17 before birdying No. 18 to finish with a 76. Kim bogeyed 13 and 14, then birdied No. 15. He added a bogey on No. 17 for a 76 as well.
Danielson bogeyed No. 12 then birdied the par-5 15th. He bogeyed the par-3 16th and recorded pars on the final two holes for a 3-over 73. Hauter stumbled on the final five holes and finished at +15 on the day, but his score didn't count in Illinois' team score.
The Illini tee off in the final round Sunday at 7:30 a.m. off No. 10 alongside Indiana and SMU.