Hoosiers Headed to United State Collegiate Championship
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.
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
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
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
TOP OF THE HEAP
BIG STAGE, BIG GAME
BIG TEN RECOGNITION
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.
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.
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