April 9, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
The #6 Indiana University men's golf team hosts the adidas Invitational this weekend at the IU Championship Golf Course (par-71, 6,813 yards). The tournament is a 54-hole event with 36 holes being played on Saturday and the final round set for Sunday morning.
In addition the Hoosiers, the playing field will consist of: Butler, Cleveland State, Colgate, DePaul, Detroit, Eastern Kentucky, Evansville, George Washington, Indiana `B', IUPUI, Northern Illinois, Oakland, Purdue, Western Illinois and Youngstown State.
The Colonels of Eastern Kentucky won the rain-shortened event last year with a two-round score of 582.
A shotgun start is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. EST on Saturday and at 9 a.m. for Sunday.
First/Second Round Pairings
Each team's line-up will be posted right here at IUHoosiers.com when available sometime Friday afternoon.
NUMBERS DON'T LIE
Jorge Campillo is atop the Golfstat Cup Standings with an adjusted scoring average of 70.45. An adjusted scoring average takes into account the stroke average of the entire field at each event and is arguably the best way to decide `who is college golf's' top player. As of now, the answer to that question is Campillo. Alex Martin is also in the top-50, slotted 48th entering the weekend.
Complete Men's Golf Notes
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 seven 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 four of the five biggest tournaments they have played thus far, Indiana 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.
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.
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.
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.
True freshmen David Erdy and Chase Wright have immediately played key roles on one of IU's most talented teams of all-time. Erdy has been a main-stay in the line-up while Wright has cracked the line-up three times.