I was hoping that we'd be celebrating the first Illinois national championship since The Champaign Room debuted, but sadly that will not be the case.
Alabama defeats @illinigolf for the national title. Great run by coach @mikesmall4 and the #Illini! No shame in national runner-up.— Illinois Athletics (@IlliniAthletics) June 2, 2013
Because Alabama just hasn't had enough national championships in recent years.
Of course, this doesn't change the fact that it was the most successful season in Illinois golf history and guys like Thomas Detry, Charlie Danielson, Alex Burge, Brian Campbell and Thomas Pieters should be proud of what they accomplished.
They'll just have to win it all next year.
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