Campillo Earns Second Big Ten Golfer of the Week Honor
March 9, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana freshman men's golfer Jorge Campillo has been named Big Ten Golfer of the Week for the second time this season, the league office announced on March 9. Campillo is the first Hoosier to collect the award two times in one season since current PGA Tour member Jeff Overton (2002-05) won the award twice last season.
"We are all very proud of Jorge," Indiana head coach Mike Mayer said. "Earning his second Big Ten Golfer of the Week honor is a huge deal. I could not be happier for Jorge."
Campillo claimed his second straight top-10 finish at the Orange County National Invitational on March 4-5. The Caceres, Spain native closed the tournament with a 212 (70-68-74), just four shots behind the tri-medalists. He matched his career-low round for the third time with a 68 in round two and has recorded five rounds in the 60s this season. Campillo's 72.19 scoring average leads the team and is on pace to shatter the freshman scoring record owned by Overton.
"Jorge had a really good tournament," Mayer said. "He made a couple of mistakes in the final round, but he was able to finish strong. Overall, I think he had an outstanding tournament."
In his first outing of the spring, Campillo led the Hoosiers to a second-place showing at the Club de Golf Santa Anita/North Texas Classic in Guadalajara, Mexico on Feb. 19-20. He garnered a runner-up finish, the best placing of his career, to secure his first Big Ten accolade of the season.
Campillo and the Hoosiers return to the links Sunday-Tuesday, March 19-21, at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate. Indiana will host the tournament at The Centennial Pinehurst Course No. 8 in Pinehurst N.C.
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