Men's Golf

    IU Begins Stretch Run at Boilermaker Invitational

    Go Hoosiers! Freshman Jorge Campillo will play in the No. 1 position at the Boilermaker Invitational.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Freshman Jorge Campillo will play in the No. 1 position at the Boilermaker Invitational.
    Go Hoosiers!

    April 7, 2006

    Boilermaker Invitational (April 8-9)
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    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.

    Participating Hoosiers
    Indiana will send the same team it fielded last time out at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate (March 19-21). Jorge Campillo (No. 1), Drew Allenspach (No. 3), Seth Brandon (No. 4) and Brandon Pike (No. 5) make up the freshman contingent. Sophomore Santiago Quirarte will play in the second position, while senior Scott Seibert will participate in the five spot.

    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.

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

    Last Time Out
    Due to unplayable conditions, the final round of the Pinehurst Intercollegiate (March 19-21) was canceled. Therefore, the tournament was shortened to 36 holes, and the Indiana men's golf team claimed third place out of 17 teams at The Centennial Pinehurst Course No. 8 (7,035 yards, par 72).

    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
    After narrowly missing his third straight top 10 with a tie for 13th at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate (March 19-21), freshman Jorge Campillo owns a team-best 72.39 scoring average in eight events. If Campillo keeps up his red-hot ball striking, he is on pace to shatter 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 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
    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 in the first two events and then earning the best finish of his career with a tie for 11th at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate (March 19-21).

    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
    Following a third-place showing at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate (March 19-21), the Indiana men's golf freshman class moved into second place 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). The four freshmen that have seen action - Drew Allenspach, Seth Brandon, Jorge Campillo and Brandon Pike - have accounted for 24 of the 40 total spots in the lineup during the Hoosiers' eight events this year and hold a 73.86 average.

    Campillo Big Ten Golfer X 2
    Indiana freshman men's golfer Jorge Campillo was been named Big Ten Golfer of the Week for the second time this season, the league office announced on March 9. Campillo became 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 72.39 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
    Senior Scott Seibert recorded his best finish of the season as the Hoosiers netted third place at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate (March 19-21). Entering the final round in a tie for 21st, Seibert improved eight spots into a share of 13th place at 149 (75-74) in the rain-shortened event.

    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 73.17 scoring 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 (24-of-40) in eight events this season and eight 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 the Boilermaker Invitational this weekend.

    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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