Men's Golf

    Hoosiers to Host Pinehurst Intercollegiate

    Go Hoosiers! Head coach Mike Mayer leads his Hoosiers into the Pinehurst Intercollegiate on Sunday-Tuesday, March 19-21.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Head coach Mike Mayer leads his Hoosiers into the Pinehurst Intercollegiate on Sunday-Tuesday, March 19-21.
    Go Hoosiers!

    March 16, 2006

    Pinehurst Intercollegiate (March 19-21)
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    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.

    Participating Hoosiers
    Freshmen Drew Allenspach and Jorge Campillo, along with sophomore Santiago Quirarte, are guaranteed spots in the lineup. Seniors Oren Hodak and Scott Seibert, junior Aaron Harrell and freshmen Seth Brandon and Brandon Pike will battle it out for the remaining two spots. The three players that do not make the starting lineup will play as individuals at the event.

    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.

    Tournament Results
    Complete tournament results will be made available on the web at IUHOOSIERS.com following each round. Additionally, there will be live scoring at the event available through www.golfstat.com. For more information, contact Jeff Keag at (812) 855-6209 or via e-mail at jkeag@indiana.edu.

    Last Time Out
    Freshman Jorge Campillo claimed his second straight top-10 finish as the Indiana men's golf team finished eighth out of 15 teams at the Orange County National Invitational on March 4-5. IU recorded scores of 291, 285 and 296 en route to a team total of 872 at the Crooked Cat Golf Course (par 72, 7,277 yards).

    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
    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 twice in one season since current PGA Tour member Jeff Overton (2002-05) won the award two times last season.

    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
    After posing his second straight top 10 with a tie for sixth at the Orange County National Invitational (March 4-5), freshman Jorge Campillo owns a team-best 72.19 scoring average in seven events. If Campillo keeps up his red-hot ball striking, he has a chance to set the school's all-time freshman scoring record. Former Hoosier All-American Jeff Overton owns the mark following a 74.45 (31 rounds) in 2002.

    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
    Following a dominant showing at the Club de Golf Santa Anita/North Texas Classic (Feb. 19-20), the Indiana men's golf freshman class bolted into the top spot in Golfstat's Freshman Class Impact Ranking. Despite finishing eighth out of 15 teams at the Orange County National Invitational (Mach 4-5), the Hoosiers (415.223) held on to the No. 1 position ahead of second-place South Carolina (412.290) and third-place Troy (403.631).

    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
    Along with Jorge Campillo, freshman Drew Allenspach exceeded expectations with some brilliant play in the fall. The Sugar Land, Texas product netted five straight top-30 places en route to posting a 73.47 average, the third-best mark on the team. He kept pace to open the spring, collecting his fourth and fifth top 25s after sharing 24th place in Mexico (Feb. 19-20) and tying for 25th at the Orange County National Invitational (March 4-5).

    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 Homecoming
    Sophomore Santiago Quirarte enjoyed a brilliant return to his home country after netting a share of fourth place at the Club de Golf Santa Anita/North Texas Classic (Feb. 19-20). The Queretaro product carded his third straight 71 to close at 3-under 213.

    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
    Making his third start of the season, Seth Brandon did not disappoint in Guadalajara (Feb. 19-20). The freshman captured the best finish of his career by tying for 13th place. Brandon shot a career-low 68 on the second 18.

    In 2005-06, Brandon has appeared in five tournaments (15 rounds) and is fourth on the team with a 74.67 average.

    Young Guns
    The Hoosiers boast a youthful squad in 2005-06. Only three seniors appear on a roster featuring five freshmen, two sophomores and three juniors. The freshman class has appeared in 60 percent of the lineup spots (21-of-35) in seven events this season and seven more starting spots went to sophomore Santiago Quirarte.

    An International Flavor
    Beginning with David Butwell (Southampton, England) in 2003, Indiana has welcomed an influx of international talent to Bloomington. Santiago Quirarte (Queretaro, Mexico) joined the Hoosiers last season, and Spaniards Jorge Campillo (Caceres) and Eric Serch (Barcelona) came aboard this season. Quirarte and Campillo have played in every event this season and will lead the Hoosier contingent to Pinehurst, N.C. (March 19-21).

    Allenspach A Jr. All-American
    Drew Allenspach was named a Rolex Junior All-American by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA). The AJGA announced 72 boys and 63 girls earned All-America honors with Allenspach selected as a member of the third team.

    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
    Alex Martin (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) has signed a national letter-of-intent to attend Indiana beginning in the fall semester of 2006.

    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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