Indiana, Campillo Roll to Huge Victories at Boilermaker
April 9, 2006
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - For the first time since the 2004 Xavier Invitational (Oct. 11-12), the Indiana men's golf team won a team championship and a Hoosier (Jeff Overton) won medalist honors at the same event. The Hoosiers took apart a loaded 12-team field at the Boilermaker Invitational, and freshman Jorge Campillo captured individual honors by eight strokes at the Kampen Course (7,083 yards, par 72).
IU finished the tournament at 882 (301-287-294) for its first title since the 2004 Xavier, finishing 14 shots better than second-place Purdue (310-288-298) and 18 strokes ahead of third-place Notre Dame (307-300-293).
Meanwhile, Campillo claimed his first career title and became the first Hoosier to win a tournament since PGA Tour member Jeff Overton claimed medalist honors at the 2005 Big Ten Championships (May 6-8). Additionally, he is the first true freshman to win an event since current assistant coach Josh Brewer was victorious at the 1995 Legends Intercollegiate.
"We got contributions across the board and this is what you need to win," Indiana head coach Mike Mayer said of his seventh championship in his eight-year tenure. "To win in a field this strong by as many strokes as we did, you need everyone to step up their games and come through and that is exactly what happened. I could not be more proud of these guys."
Campillo capped off a remarkable tournament with a spectacular 68 for a 4-under 212 total. The Caceres, Spain native opened with a 74 before posting a 2-under 70 in round two and the lowest round in the 72-player field in the third and final round.
"Jorge definitely made a statement," Mayer said. "To shoot a 68 at this course with the difficult conditions, I do not really know what to say."
Recording the best finish of his career, freshman Drew Allenspach tied for second place with Cole Isban and Josh Sandman of Notre Dame. The Sugar Land, Texas native closed with a 74 on the heels of a 75 in round one and a 1-under 71 in round two for a 220.
The third Hoosier in the top 15 was freshman Seth Brandon. The Dalton, Ga., product picked up his second career top-15 finish after sharing 14th. Brandon finished with 225 (78-68-79) with his second-round 68 matching Campillo for the low round of the invitational.
"All three freshmen had tremendous tournaments," Mayer said. "Drew was outstanding and gave us a huge lift. Seth's second round was just what we needed. These freshmen are very special."
Moving up the leaderboard with his best round of the tournament, sophomore Santiago Quirarte netted a final-round 73. Quirarte gave the Hoosiers momentum to start the round and tied for 30th place at 231 (80-78-73).
Rounding out the lineup, senior Scott Seibert shared 43rd with a 54-hole 234 total (74-80-80).
"Santiago got us off to a great start today," Mayer said. "We challenged him to come out and get us off to a good start, and he did just that. And Scott really boosted us with an impressive 74 in the most difficult conditions of the tournament in round one. Everyone contributed and deserves credit for this victory."
Up next, the Hoosiers continue their quest for an NCAA Tournament berth with the second of four tournaments in four weeks. Indiana travels to Dublin, Ohio for the Kepler Intercollegiate on Saturday-Sunday, April 15-16.
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