Hoosier Freshmen Second in Golfstat's Rankings
March 30, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - After finishing third at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate (March 19-21), the Indiana men's golf freshman class is second in Golfstat's Freshman Class Impact Ranking. The Hoosiers (432.040) trail Mississippi State (569.936) and hold a steady lead over third-ranked South Carolina (420.466).
All four IU freshmen received the opportunity to play at Pinehurst with Drew Allenspach, Jorge Campillo and Seth Brandon in the lineup, while Brandon Pike participated as an individual. The foursome has carded an impressive 73.86 scoring average in 74 rounds this season.
Allenspach netted the best finish of his career as he tied for 11th with 148 (71-77) at the rain-shortened event. The Sugar Land, Texas native is one of only three Hoosiers to compete in all eight of the team's events, and he is third on the team with a 73.61 average.
Campillo just missed his third straight top 10, but he did capture his fifth top-15 finish of the season. The Caceres, Spain product shared 13th place at 149 (73-76). Along with Allenspach, Campillo has played in all eight of the team's events and holds a team-leading 72.39 scoring average. He is on pace to shatter current PGA Tour member Jeff Overton's freshman scoring record of 74.45 set back in 2001-02.
In his sixth tournament of the season, Brandon tied for 34th place (75-77). He has played 17 rounds on the season and has maintained a 74.82 average, good for fourth on the team.
Rounding out the freshman contingent, Pike made his fourth appearance of the year and has competed in 11 rounds overall with a 76.00 scoring mark.
Indiana and the freshman foursome kick off the home stretch of their season with the Boilermaker Invitational (April 8-9). The Hoosiers will play four tournaments in four weeks, concluding with the Big Ten Championships in Chicago (April 28-30).
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