Campillo to Make PGA Tour Debut
Feb. 17, 2010
CANCUN, Mexico - Jorge Campillo, one of the most decorated golfers in Indiana University history, is set to make his PGA Tour debut on Thursday (Feb. 18) at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico; less than a year after wrapping up his collegiate career as a Hoosier.
The Caceres, Spain native was the 2008-09 IU Male Athlete of the Year.
Campillo will tee it up for the first time on the PGA Tour at 7:50 a.m., starting on the back nine. He will play alongside Justin Bolli and Derek Lamely.
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The Mayakoba Golf Classic is being held at the El Camaleon Golf Club in Cancun. Greg Norman served as the architect for the par-70, 6,923-yard golf course which ranked as the 14th-most difficult course (out of 51) on the PGA Tour last season.
Since leaving the IU campus, Campillo has competed in numerous PGA European Tour and PGA Challenge Tour events. His time on the European Tour included a top-10 finish at the Madrid Masters in October.
Fellow Spaniard and IU Golf teammate, Santiago Quirarte, will serve as Campillo's caddie for the tournament. Quirarte was in the line-up for Indiana's run to the NCAA Championships in 2007-08. Other familiar faces down in Mexico for Hoosier fans will be Steve Wheatcroft Shaun Micheel, both Indiana Golf alumni.
Campillo, a two-time All-American, tied for second place at the 2008 NCAA Championship. His career scoring average of 72.22 is the second-lowest in school history. Campillo is one of just three Hoosiers to win a Big Ten Championship, Big Ten Golfer of the Year and the Les Bolstad Award in the same season; a feat he accomplished in 2008. Campillo was named the conference's Golfer of the Year in 2009 as well.
In four years as a Hoosier, Campillo racked up individual medalist honors nine times, including three tournament titles in each of his final two seasons donning the Cream and Crimson.
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