A Pair of Hoosiers Finish Second at Isleworth; Team Places Third
Oct. 28, 2008
WINDERMERE, Fla. - Jorge Campillo and Alex Martin each carded three-round totals of 214 (-2) to tie for second place on the individual leaderboard, guiding the Hoosiers to a third-place showing as a team in the Isleworth UCF Collegiate.
"I'm extremely pleased with the performance at Isleworth," said Head Coach Mike Mayer. "The field was outstanding, an NCAA Finals caliber field."
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As a team, Indiana shot 886 (+22), two shots back from second-place Alabama and two strokes ahead of fourth-place Texas Tech. Georgia dominated the event by firing a three-over 867.
Campillo was in contention for the individual medalist honors from start to finish after posting a 68 in the opening round. He then added scores of 71 and 75 to complete the competition.
"Jorge's first nine holes today, under those conditions, was the best golf I may have ever seen from anyone, any where," said Mayer. "It was an outstanding tournament for him as he continues to prove he is one of, if not the best, collegiate golfer in the country."
Martin made a strong push towards the top with a second-round 68, sandwiched by rounds of 72 and 74. Isleworth marks Martin's second top-five performance of the season and Campillo's third such feat in 2008-09. Georgia's Russell Henley won the tournament at four-under, two strokes ahead of the Hoosier duo.
"Alex Martin, what a great tournament for that young man," said Mayer. "After going up to Olympia Fields at the beginning of the year and finishing in second place among the nation's elite, he comes back and does it again against some of the best golfers in the country once again at Isleworth."
Seth Brandon was Indiana's next best performer, recording rounds of 72, 77 and 79 for a total of 228 to put him in a tie for 41st. Drew Allenspach shared 57th place with a 232 while David Erdy completed the event in a tie for 77th after posting a 238.
DAY TWO RECAP
The Indiana University men's golf team remains in second place at the Isleworth UCF Collegiate after shooting a three-under 285 on day two of the elite event. Jorge Campillo and Alex Martin are both in the individual top-five with 18 holes to play.
Indiana is two shots under par for the tournament, just three strokes back from leading Georgia (-5) and four strokes ahead of third-place Alabama. The top three teams tee off for their final round at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
On Monday, Martin was the top performer for the Cream and Crimson. Martin tallied five birdies en route to a team-best 68 that vaulted him into a tie for third place in the individual standings. Overall, Campillo leads the Hoosiers, carding scores of 72 and 71. His five-under total slots him second, one shot back from Georgia's Russell Henley at minus-six.
Drew Allenspach matched Campillo's round-two total of 71, pushing him up into a tie for 27th at four-over for the event. Seth Brandon and David Erdy have each contributed one round to the team score. Brandon's opening round of 72, to go along with a 77 on Monday, puts him in 30th place. Erdy improved four strokes in his second round, firing a 75 on day two.
DAY ONE RECAP
The Indiana University men's golf team fired a one-over par score of 289 in the first round of the Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invitational to sit in second place, just two strokes behind Alabama and one stroke ahead of third place USC. Leading the way for the Hoosiers is senior Jorge Campillo, who carded a four-under par 68 in his first round to tie for the individual lead.
After Campillo, senior Seth Brandon and junior Alex Martin both completed round one at even par (72) to put them in a tie for seventh individually. Senior Drew Allenspach was the fourth score that counted for the Hoosiers in round one, as he shot a five-over par 77. The fifth player for the Hoosiers in the tournament is freshman David Erdy and he finished round one in a tie for 73rd with a seven-over par 79.
Campillo started his round with a birdie on the first hole before giving that stroke back on the fourth hole with a bogey on his way out to an even-par 36 on the front nine. After making the turn, the native of Caceres, Spain, turned it on. He birdied holes 10 and 11 and then eagled the 558 yard par five 13th hole to go four-under through his first four holes on the back. Campillo then recorded pars on the final five holes to sit at four-under on the day, tied with Matthew Swan from the University of Alabama.
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