April 18, 2008
Boilermaker Invitational (April 19-20)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 18 Indiana men's golf team travels to the Boilermaker Invitational on Saturday-Sunday, April 19-20, in West Lafayette, Ind. The event will be hosted by Purdue University and played at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex. The course is set up as a par 72 with a yardage of 7,467.
The event consists of three rounds, 36 holes played on Saturday and the final 18 holes taking place on Sunday. Twelve teams will join Indiana and Purdue in the field, including Big Ten rivals Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern and Wisconsin. Charlotte, Eastern Michigan, Iowa State, Kent State, Loyola (Chicago), Northern Illinois and Xavier round out the field.
Tournament play begins Saturday with a shotgun first-round start at 9 a.m. EDT. The second 18 opens with a shotgun start following the completion of the opening round. On Sunday, the final round commences with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
Purdue will host the NCAA Championships later this season. The Boilermakers will welcome the final 30 teams in the country to the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex on May 28-31.
Head coach Mike Mayer will keep the same lineup in tact for the fifth straight tournament. Junior Jorge Campillo (72.38 scoring average) will play in the No. 1 position followed by junior Drew Allenspach (73.54), junior Seth Brandon (73.55), sophomore Alex Martin (74.28) and true freshman Ren Han (74.88). The quintet has won two events this spring, picking up victories at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate and the UMB Bank-Mizzou Tiger Class its last time out.
Complete tournament results will be made available on the web at IUHoosiers.com. For more information, contact associate media relations director Jeff Keag at (812) 855-6209 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Back in the Winner's Circle
Head coach Mike Mayer secured the 12th championship in his 10-year tenure and the Hoosiers picked up their second victory of the spring with a win at the UMB Bank-Mizzou Tiger Classic. Indiana held off an 11-team field, which included five teams ranked in the top 40, for a five-shot victory and its second championship in its last three outings. IU finished with a final-round 301, closing the tournament at 881 (294-286-301).
Taking Home The Trophy
Jorge Campillo returned to the winner's circle at the UMB Bank-Mizzou Tiger Classic for the first time since his victory at the 2007 Pinehurst Intercollegiate. Campillo paced the 70-player field with a 4-under-par 212 (72-66-74) for the fourth championship of his career. He is the second Hoosier to earn medalist honors this season.
As was the case at the 2007 Pinehurst Intercollegiate, a Hoosier hoisted the championship trophy. Junior Seth Brandon picked up his second collegiate championship after a near flawless three rounds of golf. He opened the tournament with a 69, making him the lone player in the 100-player field to break 70, and finished at even-par 216. Brandon became the first Hoosier to win an event since Campillo's 2007 win.
Hoosiers In The Rankings
With one tournament remaining before the Big Ten Championships, Indiana sits in the top 25 in college golf's rankings. Indiana is 18th in Golfstat's rankings and also owns the 24th spot in Golfweek's rankings. Facing arguably the toughest schedule in school history, the Hoosiers are the highest-ranked Big Ten club in the Golfstat rankings.
In Golfweek's individual rankings, junior Jorge Campillo is making a name for himself on the national scene. Campillo has entered the top 50 at No. 44.
Best in The Big Ten
Following the fourth championship of his career at the UMB Bank-Mizzou Tiger Classic, junior Jorge Campillo collected his first Big Ten Golfer of the Week honor this season and the sixth of his career. He became the second Hoosier to win the honor this year, as Seth Brandon picked up the first league accolade of his career following his victory at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate. Brandon became the first Hoosier to earn the league's weekly honor since Campillo did so back in 2007.
Campillo now owns a first, second and two ties for fifth this season. He leads the club with four top-five, five top-10 and eight top-25 finishes this season. The junior also heads the team with a 72.38 scoring average. Brandon has a first, second and tie for fifth to his credit in 10 events this season. He is third on the team with a 73.55 scoring average. Brandon trails Campillo with three top-five and four top-10 finishes this season and is tied for second with six top 25s.
Allenspach Keeps Climbing
Drew Allenspach has played the Hoosiers most consistent golf of the spring season. The junior has improved his finish in each of the four spring events, culminating in a fifth-place showing at the UMB Bank-Mizzou Tiger Classic. Allenspach has a tie for 12th, a tie for 10th and a tie for sixth in the other three tournaments. His 73.27 spring scoring average is second only to junior Jorge Campillo's 73.00.
Allenspach is also second to Campillo for the overall scoring lead, trailing 72.38 to 73.54. The Sugar Land, Texas, native has six top 25s, three top 10s and one top five this season.