Men's Golf

    Hoosiers Headed to United State Collegiate Championship

    Go Hoosiers! Alex Martin
    Go Hoosiers!
    Alex Martin
    Go Hoosiers!

    April 3, 2009

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The #4 Indiana University men's golf team will compete in the nation's premier collegiate golf event this weekend, heading to Georgia for the United States Collegiate Championship. The event will run Sunday, Apr. 5 through Tuesday, Apr. 7 with 18 holes played each day.

    Go to www.golfstat.com for live scores throughout the tournament.

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    The 4th annual USCC, recognized by players and coaches as "the Masters of college golf," features the best field of the 2008-09 season. Each of the top-10 teams in the country are participating. The complete field consists of: three ACC teams (Georgia Tech, Florida State, Clemson), four from the SEC (Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina), four Pac-10 teams (UCLA, USC, Stanford, Washington), two Big 12 teams (Oklahoma State, Texas A&M), East Tennessee State from the Atlantic Sun and the Hoosiers, the USCC's first Big Ten school.

    PROBABLE LINEUP AT U.S. COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIP
    No. 1- Jorge Campillo, Sr. - Caceres, Spain
    No. 2- Alex Martin, Jr. - Middletown, Ohio
    No. 3- Seth Brandon, Sr. - Dalton, Ga.
    No. 4- David Erdy, Fr. - Boonville, Ind.
    No. 5- Chase Wright, Fr. - Muncie, Ind.

    Click here to visit the USCC's official website.

    The Golf Club of Georgia's Lakeside Course is the annual site for the USCC. In 1999, Lakeside's par-5, 607-yard 11th hole was named as one of America's "Best 99 Golf Holes" by Golf Digest. Designed by Arthur Hills in 1990 and built around scenic Lake Windward, the Lakeside Course offers breathtaking views, firm and fast greens and championship conditions every day. Each player will be provided a caddie for competition.

    WEST COAST BIAS
    A cross-country trip out west to San Diego for the Collegiate Match Play Championships didn't faze the Hoosiers as they posted a the best head-to-head record (17-1) in the event. Indiana was named Golfweek's Men's Team of the Week for their performance.

    Freshman David Erdy led the charge by garnering medalist honors in the 36-hole stroke-play qualifier, pushing the Hoosiers to the top of the team leaderboard and earning the No. 1 seed for the match play bracket. From there, Erdy and the Hoosiers topped Stanford and defending national champion UCLA to reach the finals.

    MANO Y MANO
    If the regular season is any indication, the rest of the field better hope Indiana doesn't qualify for the match-play bracket at this season's NCAA Championships. In two match-play events thus far, the Hoosiers are 5-1 en route to a Big Ten Match Play title and a runner-up finish at the Collegiate Match Play Championship.

    Individually, Jorge Campillo remains undefeated in match play with his 5-0-1 record. David Erdy and Seth Brandon have also excelled in that format, posting 4-2 individual records.

    TOP OF THE HEAP
    Indiana has been represented at the top of the individual leaderboard in four of six events this season. Jorge Campillo has twice earned medalist honors while Alex Martin and David Erdy each completed the feat once. In addition, Campillo and Martin tied for second at the Isleworth UCF Collgiate.

    BIG STAGE, BIG GAME
    The brighter the light, the better the Hoosiers seem to play. In the four biggest tournaments they have played thus far, Indiana has finished no worse than third. It began with a 2nd-place showing at Olympia Fields in which Alex Martin shared medalist honors. The Cream and Crimson also tallied finishes of third at Isleworth, a Big Ten Match Play title and runner-up at the Collegiate Match Play Championships.

    BIG TEN RECOGNITION
    The Big Ten Conference has named a pair of Hoosiers as the Big Ten Golfer of the Week this spring. Most recently, David Erdy earned his first career weekly award after winning the Collegiate Match Play Qualifier and winning two of three individual matches.

    Jorge Campillo won the award on Feb. 18, marking his eighth career Big Ten Golfer of the Week award, needing just one more to tie former Indiana great Jeff Overton for the most in Big Ten history. The senior won all three of his matches guided the Hoosiers to a first-place finish at the first annual Big Ten Match Play Championship. Campillo was also a member the event's All-Tournament team. Golf World also tabbed him as the national "Male College Player of the Week" for his performance.

    NCAA RECOGNITION
    Jorge Campillo and Alex Martin also made a splash on the national stage this fall.

    In Golf World's Mid-Season College Awards, Campillo was named Mid-Year Player of the Year and Alex Martin earned the Most Improved Player recognition.

    INSTANT IMPACT
    True freshmen David Erdy and Chase Wright have immediately played key roles on a top-5 team. Erdy has been a main-stay in the line-up while Wright has cracked the line-up three times and is expected to be in it once again this weekend.

     

     


       

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