Pieters Earns Second Golfer of the Week Honor
March 27, 2013
PARK RIDGE, Ill. - University of Illinois junior Thomas Pieters was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week Wednesday after placing third at the Desert Shootout over the weekend. It is Pieters' second weekly honor this season and third of his career, as he also earned the laurel on March 6. Pieters is the fifth Illini to earn Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors this season, meaning an Illinois golfer has earned the award after each of the Orange and Blue's spring tournaments.
Pieters tied for third at the Desert Shootout with two rounds under par. He shot a 6-under-par 65 in the first round and added a 69 in the second round before finishing the tournament at -3 overall. That gives Pieters nine rounds under par and two at even-par out of 18 total rounds in the 2012-13 season.