Hoosiers to Host Pinehurst Intercollegiate
March 16, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University men's golf team will host the Pinehurst Intercollegiate on Sunday-Tuesday, March 19-21, in Pinehurst, N.C. The event will be played at The Centennial Pinehurst Course No. 8. The course is set up as a par 72 with a yardage of 7,035.
The event consists of three rounds, 18 holes played each day. Sixteen teams will join Indiana at Pinehurst, including Ball State, Charlotte, East Carolina, Illinois, Marquette, Michigan, Penn State, Rhode Island, SMU, Southern Miss, UAB, UNC-Greensboro, UNC-Wilmington, Virginia Commonwealth, Wisconsin and Xavier.
Tournament play begins Sunday with tee times off No. 1 and 10 at 7:30 a.m. (EST). The second 18 takes place on Monday, again with players teeing off from the first and 10th holes at 7:30 a.m. On Tuesday, the final round commences with shotgun tee times starting at 8:30 a.m.
Allenspach, Campillo and Quirarte each have played in all seven of the Hoosiers' events this season. Campillo leads the club with a 72.19 scoring average followed by Quirarte at 72.95 and Allenspach's 73.57 mark.
Brandon (74.67) and Seibert (75.73) have seen action in five tournaments, while Pike has posted a 75.44 average in three events. Harrell is attempting to play in his second event, and Hodak has yet to appear in the lineup this season.
Last Time Out
Tournament champion Lamar held a commanding lead over the field from the start of the tournament. The Cardinals shot a 31-under-par score of 833 (271-279-283). Second-place Xavier finished 19 strokes behind with an 852 (288-285-279).
Campillo began the final round in second place after firing rounds of 70 and 68 on day one. A final-round 74 assured Campillo of a sixth-place tie. It was Campillo's second top-10 finish in as many tournaments, coming on the heels of a second-place performance at the Club de Golf Santa Anita/North Texas Classic (Feb. 19-20), which earned him Big Ten Player of the Week honors.
Campillo Big Ten Golfer Of The Week, Part II
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.
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 for his first Big Ten honor. He garnered a runner-up finish, the best placing of his career, to secure his first Big Ten accolade of the season. He became the first Hoosier freshman to register a top-five finish since sophomore Santiago Quirarte placed fourth at the 2005 Pioneer Classic (March 15-16). He also grabbed the best finish for a freshman since Overton tied for second at the 2002 FirstEnergy Intercollegiate.
Freshman Record In Jeopardy
Campillo also became the first Hoosiers since Overton to post back-to-back, top-10 finishes. Overton tied for first at the Fossum/TaylorMade Invitational (April 30-May 1) and claimed medalist honors at the Big Ten Championships (May 6-8) last season.
Freshmen Climb To The Top
The four freshmen that have seen action - Drew Allenspach, Seth Brandon, Jorge Campillo and Brandon Pike - have accounted for 21 of the 35 total spots in the lineup during the Hoosiers' six events this season and hold a 73.64 average.
Allenspach = Mr. Consistent
Like Campillo, Allenspach also is ahead of Jeff Overton's record-setting freshman average (74.45, 2002) with a 73.57 mark of his own.
Quirarte's finish was his first top five this season, the second of his career and matched his best career placing (fourth place at the 2005 Pioneer Classic).
On the season, Quirarte only trails freshman Jorge Campillo with a 72.95 scoring average.
Brandon Returns With A Bang
In 2005-06, Brandon has appeared in five tournaments (15 rounds) and is fourth on the team with a 74.67 average.
An International Flavor
Allenspach A Jr. All-American
Introduced by the AJGA in 1978, the Rolex Junior All-America teams annually recognize those players who have established themselves as the world's premier junior golfers.
Martin Signs NLI
Martin, who is currently ranked the top junior golfer in Ohio by Junior Golf Scoreboard, has put together an enviable resume on the junior and high school levels. In 2004, he captured the Ohio Golf Association Junior Championship and qualified for the U.S. Junior Championship after winning the local qualifier by five strokes.
At St. Xavier, Martin led his team to consecutive third-place finishes at state and had the team ranked No. 1 in the city the entire 2005 season, which concluded in October.
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