Illinois jumps out to big lead at Louisiana Classics

Illinois' Brian Campbell and the Illini lead after two rounds of the Louisiana Classics.

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1Casey FernandezSo. Miss.  66.31 
2Tomasz AndersonJ'Ville St  67.12 
3Chase KoepkaUSF-Bulls  67.27 
4Hunter StewartVanderbilt  67.27 
5Maverick McNealyStanford  67.32 

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1South Florida 68.18 
2Illinois 68.90 
3SE Louisiana 69.66 
4Florida State 69.78 
5Baylor 69.89 

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Illinois opened the Louisiana Classics with a two-round, 27-under 549 on Monday to take the lead heading into Tuesday's third and final round at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette, La.

The seventh-ranked Illini have all five starters currently inside the top 10. Brian Campbell, who finished runner-up last week at the USF Invitational, leads at 9-under 135 – he shot 6-under 66 in the second round Monday afternoon. Thomas Detry (fourth), Charlie Danielson (T-5), David Kim (T-5) and Jonathan Hauter (T-10) are all within seven shots of the lead.

LSU's Curtis Thompson is second, one shot back, while the 31st-ranked Tigers are second as a team, 13 shots behind Illinois at 14 under.

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