Hoosiers Close 2008-09 Campaign Strong at NCAA Regional
May 16, 2009
SORRENTO, Fla. - All four Hoosier scorers posted sub-par rounds as the 11th-ranked Indiana men's golf team wrapped up the 2008-09 campaign in 12th place at the NCAA Southeast Regional on Saturday. The Hoosiers closed the final round with a 7-under-par 277 to give them a three-day 855 total (294-284-277) at the RedTail Golf Club.
Central Florida (818) raced past the field with an 11-stroke victory over No. 1 Georgia, Arizona and No. 13 South Carolina (829). Iowa (837) finished fifth to claim the final spot out of the regional. The top-five teams advanced to the NCAA Championships.
Alex Martin concluded a solid regional with a 1-under 70. The junior opened with a 73 before bouncing back with a scorching 3-under 68 on the second 18. Martin paced IU in a tie for 27th at 211.
Tarquin MacManus of Arizona won the 75-player regional with a 15-under-par 198 (63-66-69).
Senior Jorge Campillo shot the Hoosiers' low round of the day with a 4-under 67 to share 40th place. After struggling in the opening round with a 74, the Ben Hogan Award finalist coupled today's 18 with a 73 in round two to close at 214.
Erdy collected his second straight 72 on the heels of an opening-round 73 to wrap things up at 217 (73-72-72).
Playing in the fifth spot, senior Seth Brandon posted the team's third 70 on the afternoon. He moved into 68th place and finished the event at 223 (77-76-70).
COMPLETE INDIANA SCORES
Alex Martin: T27th, 211 (73-68-70)
Jorge Campillo: T40th, 214 (74-73-67)
Chase Wright: T44th, 215 (74-71-70)
David Erdy: T49th, 217 (73-72-72)
Seth Brandon: 68th, 223 (77-76-70)
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