Men's Golf
Detry Notches First Win; Illini Dominate Wolf Run

 
Sophomore Thomas Detry won his first collegiate title at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate on Sunday.
Sophomore Thomas Detry won his first collegiate title at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate on Sunday.
 

Sept. 22, 2013

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ZIONSVILLE, Ind. - Illinois sophomore Thomas Detry fired an even-par 71 in the final round of the Wolf Run Intercollegiate to earn his first collegiate victory on Sunday, and the Illini ran away with a 33-shot team victory as the Orange and Blue shot under par in all three rounds and finished -8 overall. Detry scored a three-stroke win over teammate Brian Campbell at the par-71, 7,155-yard Wolf Run Golf Club. Illinois swept the top four spots on the individual leaderboard, with sophomore David Kim taking third and sophomore Charlie Danielson placing fourth.

It marked Illinois' 27th team title since the beginning of the 2008-09 season and the team's final score of 844 was the eighth-best in school history and best in regular-season play since 2010. Prior to this victory, Detry's best finish in a tournament was tied for second at the 2013 NCAA Fayetteville Regional.

"It's pretty awesome," Detry said of his first collegiate win. "I played well the whole tournament. I was plus-3 through 11 yesterday morning and finished -2, so that was good to finish strong and that gave me some momentum to get a 2-under round in the afternoon. I missed a couple of short putts today, but overall it was a solid round."

The Illini's four counting scores in Sunday's final round dominated the leaderboard, as Campbell placed second at -1 overall thanks to a final-round 69, Kim's 74 put him in third place at +1 overall, and Danielson carded the day's best score - a 4-under-par 67 - to jump 10 spots and finish in fourth place at +2 overall.

Senior Jonathan Hauter tied for seventh at +6 overall after a 75 on Sunday. Junior Alex Burge, who was competing as an individual, carded a 74 on Sunday to finish tied for 22nd at +11.

"It was windy and the tees were in different spots and pin placements were much tougher, but guys played strong today," Illinois assistant coach Justin Fetcho said. "Charlie was the first one out and he made the turn at 5-under, so I was in the ninth fairway spreading the word to guys that we've got somebody going low, and that fed through everyone. Guys responded to that and we had some good scores."

Illinois dominated the par-3 16th hole all weekend, cleaning up 12 birdies in 18 attempts. Danielson, Campbell and Hauter all birdied it on Sunday. Danielson notched a tournament-best 17 birdies over the weekend's three rounds, with Detry's 15 birdies coming in second and Kim third with 14. Hauter recorded the third-most pars with 34.

Danielson also had a tournament-best par-4 scoring average of 3.94, going -2 on par-4s for the tournament. Detry finished even on par-4s and had a tourney-best 4.44 scoring average on par-5s, going -5 on those holes. The Illini's five attached players combined to shoot +3 on par-4s, recording five of the six best scoring averages on those holes in the tourney.

The Illini have next weekend off before heading to the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Conn., for the Macdonald Cup on Oct. 5-6.

SMALL HELPS TEAM USA RETAIN 26TH PGA CUP WITH DRAW
Illinois head coach Mike Small stumbled on Sunday, falling 4 & 3 in his singles match against Great Britain & Ireland's Benn Barham, but Team USA retained the PGA Cup by earning a draw, as each team finished with 13 points. Small drew all square with Barham through nine, but lost the next four holes. Small bogeyed Nos. 10 and 11, then Barham hit a hot streak with a birdie on the par-4 12th and an eagle on the par-5 13th as the Illini head coach parred both holes.

 Wolf Run Intercollegiate Team Results (Final)
 Place TeamRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Total
1. Illinois282281281844 (-8)
 2. Auburn297294286877 (+25)
 3. Kentucky299 289 294882 (+30)
 4. Minnesota301298295894 (+42)
 5. Indiana303298295896 (+44)
 6. Miami (Ohio)301303298902 (+50)
 7. Toledo313301291905 (+53)
 8. Wisconsin301302303906 (+54)
 9. Ohio307291314912 (+60)
 10. IUPUI317309290916 (+64)
 11. Illinois State324307300931 (+79)
 12. Oakland312307313932 (+80)
 13. IPFW327318309954 (+102)
 14. Northern Illinois328324316968 (+116)

 Wolf Run Intercollegiate Illinois Individual Results (Final)
 Place NameRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Total
1. Thomas Detry696971209 (-4)
2. Brian Campbell727169212 (-1)
3. David Kim707074214 (+1)
4. Charlie Danielson777167215 (+2)
T-7. Jonathan Hauter717375219 (+6)
T-22. Alex Burge*727874224 (+11)

*Competing as an individual.
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