Men's Golf
Detry Begins Play in Palmer Cup Thursday

June 25, 2014

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois golfer Thomas Detry and his European teammates will begin play against Team USA at the 2014 Palmer Cup Thursday at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England. The Palmer Cup is a Ryder Cup-style event featuring collegiate players from the United States and Europe. The United States leads the Palmer Cup 9-7-1.

Detry will begin play alongside Arizona State's Jon Rahm in a foursome match against Alabama teammates Trey Mullinax and Robby Shelton Thursday at 1:44 a.m. CT. Afternoon four-ball matches are scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. CT with pairings to be determined.

A native of Brussels, Belgium, Detry is the third Fighting Illini golfer in the last five years to play in the Palmer Cup. Thomas Pieters competed for Europe in 2012, while Scott Langley represented the United States in 2010.

Detry, currently the No. 12 amateur in the world, earned his first career All-America honor after a strong sophomore campaign in 2013-14. He ranked third on the team with a 71.62 season stroke average, marking the first time in school history that three Illini have recorded averages better than 72 in a campaign. He notched his first career victory at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate and posted five top-10 finishes on his way to unanimous first-team All-Big Ten honors. Detry had nine top-25 finishes and posted 15 rounds under par, including a career-best 5-under 65 in the second round of the NCAA Championships.

First Round Foursomes Pairings
Match 1: 1:30 a.m. CT

Paul Dunne/Grant Forrest, Europe vs. Brandon Hagy/Ollie Schniederjans, USA

Match 2: 1:44 a.m. CT
Thomas Detry
/Jon Rahm, Europe vs. Trey Mullinax/Robby Shelton, USA

Match 3: 1:58 a.m. CT
Ricardo Gouveia/Erik Oja, Europe vs. Rico Hoey/Jack Maguire, USA

Match 4: 2:12 a.m. CT
Pep Angles/Louis Tomlinson, Europe vs. Wyndham Clark/Anthony Maccaglia, USA

Match 5: 2:26 a.m. CT
Jack McDonald/James Ross, Europe vs. Bryson Dechambeau/Stewart Jolly, USA

Palmer Cup Teams
Team USA

Wyndham Clark, Oklahoma State
Bryson Dechambeau, SMU
Brandon Hagy, California
Rico Hoey, Southern California
Stewart Jolly, LSU
Anthony Maccaglia, Oglethorpe
Jack Maguire, Florida State
Trey Mullinax, Alabama
Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech
Robby Shelton, Alabama
Steve Desimone, head coach (California)
Ryan Murphy, assistant coach (Texas)

Team Europe
Pep Angles, Central Arkansas (Spain)
Thomas Detry, Illinois (Belgium)
Paul Dunne, UAB (Ireland)
Ricardo Gouveia, UCF (Portugal)
Grant Forrest, San Diego (Scotland)
Jack McDonald, Stirling (Scotland)
Erik Oja, Arizona (Sweden)
Jon Rahm, Arizona State (Spain)
James Ross, Houston (Scotland)
Louis Tomlinson, UCLAN-Myerscough (England)
Andrew Coltart, head coach
Philip Rowe, assistant coach (Stanford)

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