Indiana Wins adidas Hoosier Invitational
April 12, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The #6 Indiana University men's golf team won the 2009 adidas Hoosier Invitational in dominating fashion. Indiana's 839 was 27 strokes better than the second-place Colonels of Eastern Kentucky (866). Jorge Campillo was the top individual in the competition.
Eastern Kentucky, winners of the 2008 adidas Hoosier Invitational, put some pressure on early by shooting nine-under in the opening round and holding a 12-stroke advantage over IU. Indiana turned the tide quickly, however, in round number two. The Hoosiers topped EKU by 18 strokes in round two and 21 strokes in the final round to build a 27-stroke gap between the first- and second-place squads.
"After round one, I have to admit, I had a little doubt," said Head Coach Mike Mayer. "But after those last two rounds, we left no doubt."
Coach Mayer has now led the Cream and Crimson to 15 team titles, including three this season. Indiana arose victorious at both the Big Ten Match Play Championship and the Collegiate Match Play Qualifier earlier this season.
"It is tough to win any college tournament," said Coach Mayer. "But it is extremely tough when you are expected to win. We came in expecting to win, and that's what we did."
Individually, Campillo earned medalist honors after shooting 10-under (67-68-68=203) in the event. It marks the third tournament Campillo has won during the 2008-09 season. To win the individual title, he had to fend off a pair of teammates in David Erdy and Chase Wright. The two true freshmen finished in second and third place, respectively. Erdy totaled scores of 70, 68, and 70 for a 208 total while Wright carded three straight 70s to finish at 210.
"Jorge had one of the most outstanding and consistent performances I've seen," said Coach Mayer. "To have just one bogey in 54 holes of golf is impressive. It was a pleasure to watch and coach."
Campillo has now won nine tournaments in his career, surpassing Jeff Overton's previous school record of eight career event victories. Overton, who graduated from IU in 2005, is currently playing on the PGA Tour.
In addition to Campillo and Erdy, Alex Martin also notched a top-10 finish for Indiana. Martin followed an opening-round 74 with back-to-back 70s for a 214 total and a share of sixth place. Meanwhile, Wright was not the only member of the Indiana `B' team to claim a slot in the top-10 as well. Drew Allenspach posted a 216, good for a 10th place tie.
The depth of Coach Mayer's roster was evidenced by the fact that the Indiana `B' team finished in a tie for third with the arch-rival Boilermakers' top squad. Hoosier No. 6 to notch a top-25 finish was Seth Brandon. The senior from Dalton, Ga., concluded his weekend with a one-under 70 to complete a 222 total that provided him a share of 25th place.
T50- Ben Bellville: 76-72-82=230 (played as an individual)
INDIANA SCHOOL RECORDS
Jorge Campillo's career round average is down to 72.28 (2nd all-time).
Jorge Campillo's three-round score of 203 his tied for the fourth-best in school history.
The team's three-round score of 839 is the third best in school history.
The team's 274 in the second round is tied for the fourth best round in school history.
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