The runner-up, and recipient of the $200 Second Prize, was Pufan Liu, a Freshman in Material Science, who had a score of 41 points.
The UI Undergraduate Math Contest is a locally organized contest that has been held annually for over forty years. It is part of an extensive Putnam training program offered at the U of I that includes two similar contests in the fall, the Mock Putnam Exam and the Freshman Math Contest, and twice weekly training sessions in the fall semester. These activities are organized by Professor A.J. Hildebrand, with the assistance of graduate student M. Tip Phaovibul.
Contest problems and solutions are available at the links below.