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Illinois jumps out to big lead at Louisiana Classics

Illinois' Brian Campbell and the Illini lead after two rounds of the Louisiana Classics.
Illinois' Brian Campbell and the Illini lead after two rounds of the Louisiana Classics. ( Tracy Wilcox )

Monday, March 10, 2014

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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.