Hoosiers Finish Second, Campillo Wins Individual Title at Windon Memorial Classic
Oct. 6, 2008
CHICAGO, Ill. - The Indiana University men's golf team finished as runner-up in the 2008 Windon Memorial Classic, led by a pair seniors claiming top-five showings. Jorge Campillo took the tournament title while Seth Brandon came out with sole possession of fifth place.
In the 15-team competition, the Hoosiers shot a three-round total of 848 (-4) to earn second place. Indiana was one of just two teams to shoot under par as they completed the event a whopping 17 strokes ahead of the third place team.
Campillo saved his best for last, firing a tournament-low 63 in the final round. He began the third round in a tie for ninth and seven strokes behind the leader. Last season's NCAA Runner-up made a huge charge towards the top of the leaderboard on Monday though with nine birdies in the final round alone. When the dust settled, it was Campillo seizing medalist honors with an eight-under total of 205 (72-70-63), two strokes ahead of Kent State's John Hahn (-6).
Campillo's 18 birdies during the event paced the field and were five more than anyone else. Even more impressive is the fact that his nine birdies in final round alone were more than 61 other golfers totaled for their three rounds combined. Campillo made his biggest surge at the tournament crown when he strung together back-to-back-to-back birdies on holes 12 thru 14.
Brandon was very consistent, posting scores of 71, 69 and 71 for a total of 211; becoming the third different Hoosier to claim a top-five performance in the early goings of the 2008-09 campaign. Brandon was one of only six golfers (out of 80) that managed to shoot under par.
True Freshman David Erdy nabbed his third top-25 finish, just four tournaments into his collegiate career. With scores of 71, 72 and 74, Erdy shared 19th placed at +4. Alex Martin was not far behind at six-over (72-70-77) and in a tie for 28th place. Drew Allenspach aided the Hoosiers second-place showing, contributing a 73 to the team score in the last round. Overall, Allenspach shot a 225 (T49th).
The Cream and Crimson now have just under three weeks to prepare for the second of four "majors" this season, heading south for the Isleworth UCF Collegiate from Oct. 26-28.
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