Men's Golf

    Martin, Hoosiers Finish Second in One of Nation's Elite Events

    Go Hoosiers! Co-medalists Alex Martin (IU) and Zach Barlow (Illinois)
    Go Hoosiers!
    Co-medalists Alex Martin (IU) and Zach Barlow (Illinois)
    Go Hoosiers!

    Sept. 21, 2008

    CHICAGO, Ill. -

    The Indiana University men's golf team finished as a runner-up in the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational, one of the most elite events in all of men's collegiate golf. The Hoosiers were led by Alex Martin and his co-medalist performance.

    The Cream and Crimson out-dueled many of the country's top programs to finish in second place. Eight of the 15 squads competing advanced to the NCAA Championships back in May, including three of the top four finishers in NCAA Champion UCLA, runner-up Stanford and fourth-place finisher Oklahoma State.

    Martin capped off an incredible weekend by shooting a one-under 69 on Sunday. On the final hole, he went up-and-down to tie Illinois' Zach Barlow for the individual championship. Martin posted a three-round total of 209 (-1). Martin's nifty short game on the final hole had an impact in the team standings also as IU finished just one stroke ahead of Oklahoma State.

    Jorge Campillo seized a top-ten performance for the Hoosiers, finishing in a tie for seventh. Last season's NCAA runner-up fired a 69 in his last round, completing a three-day total of 213 (+3). Seth Brandon also had an excellent weekend, notching a top-25 finish with his tie for 22nd place. Brandon carded scores of 73, 74 and 70 for a seven-over 217 total.


     

     

    A pair of true freshman rounded off the Hoosier lineup. Chase Wright (T39th) hit 224 while David Erdy (T67th) tallied 231 strokes on the weekend.

    Complete Team Standings/Scores and Top-20 Individuals Get Acrobat Reader

     

    1 Illinois- 288, 285, 279, 852 +12

    2 Indiana- 288, 292, 283, 863 +23

    3 Oklahoma State- 291, 281, 292, 864 +24

    4 Stanford- 290, 293, 284, 867 +27

    5 Texas- 290, 291, 290, 871 +31

    6 Arizona State, 296, 287, 289, 872 +32

    7 Florida State- 300, 289, 287, 876 +36

    8 Duke- 297, 298, 282, 877 +37

    9 UCF- 296, 296, 286, 878 +38

    10 Penn State- 288, 295, 297, 880 +40

    11 Vanderbilt- 289, 295, 298, 882 +42

    12 UCLA- 297, 291, 298, 886 +46

    13 Northwestern- 308, 285, 298, 891 +51

    14 Purdue- 303, 297, 292, 892 +52

    15 SMU- 298, 302, 309, 909 +69

     

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