MGOLF: Illinois' DeForest Garners Weekly Accolades

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Chris DeForest posted a pair of wins in singles dual and four-ball match play to lead the No. 13-ranked Illinois to its seventh straight victory over Illinois State in the Tinervin Cup at Coral Creek Golf Club in Placida, Fla., last week. The Illini junior fired a 68 to win the head-to-head matchup against Joe Emerich in singles before teaming up with Ross Frankenberg to down Will Cullen and Emerich in 5 and 4 in four-man better-ball match play. The two victories helped Illinois defeat the Redbirds, 9-0, marking the first shutout in the Tinervin Cup since the inaugural event in 2004. This is the first Big Ten Golfer of the Week award for DeForest's career.

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