IU Begins Stretch Run at Boilermaker Invitational
April 7, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University men's golf team will travel to the Boilermaker Invitational on Saturday-Sunday, April 8-9, in West Lafayette, Ind. The event will be played at Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex. The course is set up as a par 72 with a yardage of 7,083.
The event consists of three rounds, 36 holes played on Saturday and the final 18 holes taking place on Sunday. Ten teams will join Indiana and Purdue, including Big Ten rivals Michigan, Northwestern and Wisconsin. Additionally, Iowa State, Louisville, Missouri, Notre Dame, Toledo and Wichita State will participate in the event.
Tournament play begins Saturday with a shotgun first-round start at 8 a.m. (EST). The second 18 opens with a shotgun start following the completion of round one. On Sunday, the final round commences with a starting time of 8 a.m.
This is the third year of the event, and the Hoosiers have been a part of all three. In 2004, IU claimed a fifth-place finish and carded a fourth-place showing in 2005. Former Hoosier and current PGA Tour member Jeff Overton claimed runner-up finishes both years.
Allenspach, Campillo and Quirarte each have played in all eight of the Hoosiers' events this season. Campillo leads the club with a 72.39 scoring average followed by Quirarte at 73.17 and Allenspach's 73.61 mark. Brandon (74.82) and Seibert (75.59) have seen action in six tournaments.
Last Time Out
SMU captured the team title by one stroke over UAB (298-298) and five shots over Indiana at 592 (291-301). The Mustangs Colt Knost earned medalist honors with a 1-under-par 143 (71-72).
Drew Allenspach led the Hoosier contingent at the event. The freshman struggled to a 77 in round two but finished the tournament in 11th place due to a sparkling 1-under 71 in the opening round. The Sugar Land, Texas collected the best finish of his career (previous best - tie for 18th at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge, Oct. 3-4).
Freshman Record In Jeopardy
Campillo also became the first Hoosier since Overton to post back-to-back, top-10 finishes. The Caceres, Spain product finished second at the Club de Golf Santa Anita/North Texas Classic (Feb. 19-20) before sharing sixth place at the Orange County National Invitational (March 4-5).
Overton shared medalist honors at the Fossum/TaylorMade Invitational (April 30-May 1) and claimed medalist honors at the Big Ten Championships (May 6-8) last season.
Allenspach = Mr. Consistent
Like Campillo, Allenspach also is ahead of Jeff Overton's record-setting freshman average (74.45, 2002) with a 73.61 mark of his own.
Freshmen Sit In Second
Campillo Big Ten Golfer X 2
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 72.39 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.
Seibert Stepping Up
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 73.17 scoring average.
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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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