Men's Golf

    Several Hoosiers to Play in Jones Cup Invitational

    Go Hoosiers! Alex Martin
    Go Hoosiers!
    Alex Martin
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 5, 2009

    BLOOMINGTON, ind. - Seth Brandon, Jorge Campillo and Alex Martin, all members of the IU men's golf team, are each competing as unattached individuals in the Jones Cup Invitational this weekend. The Jones Cup Invitational is a bi-annual event that includes not just collegiate players, but all amateur players and is considered one of the top amateur tournaments in the country.

    The first group of golfers are set to tee off at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, playing the first 18 of their 54 holes for the weekend. Brandon starts his round at 10:57, followed by Campillo at 11:33 and Martin taking his first drive at around 12:05.

    To follow tournament results, CLICK HERE for the official Jones Cup Invitational website.

    The Hoosier trio was invited to play at the Ocean Forest Golf Club in Georgia by the Jones Cup committee. Ocean Forest G.C. is ranked among the top-100 golf courses in the United State annually. The par-72 course stretches over 7,300 yards from the longest tees and was designed by Rees Jones.

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    The Jones Cup was born from the A.W. Jones family and its commitment to amateur golf. The Jones family has owned and operated the Cloister Hotel and Sea Island Golf Club since 1928. The Sea Island Golf Club has played host to seven USGA championships. The Jones Cup is yet another extension of the family's strong involvement in amateur golf.

    The Jones Cup Invitational was first contested in 2001. This biennial amateur competition originated as an opportunity to celebrate not only the game of golf, but also the camaraderie and fellowship associated with it. This 54-hole individual stroke play event is contested at Ocean Forest Golf Club. The Rees Jones design opened in 1995 and has hosted the 1998 Georgia State Amateur Championship, the 1999 Southern Amateur Championship and the 2001 Walker Cup Match. The Jones Cup brings together many of the finest amateurs from the United States and abroad for this three-day competition. While the golf course proves to be a great venue for this unique event, the Jones Cup's success and popularity can be attributed to the strength of the players who comprise its field and to the gracious southern hospitality for which Sea Island is known.




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