Campillo Big Ten Golfer of the Week for Second Time in Three Weeks
April 23, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - After winning his second tournament in as many events, junior Jorge Campillo picked up his second weekly honor from the Big Ten in three weeks, as he was named Golfer of the Week on Wednesday. Campillo now has seven league awards in his career, which puts him two behind current PGA TOUR standout Jeff Overton (2002-05) for the Hoosier all-time record.
Campillo, who is ranked as the No. 25 individual nationally in Golfweek's current ratings, finished the Boilermaker Invitational (April 19-20) with a 15-under-par 201 to earn medalist honors by four strokes. He matched a course record, shot a career-low round and the second-lowest 18 in Hoosier history with a 9-under 63 on the opening 18. Campillo then came back with a 4-under-par 68 in round two to go along with his final-round 70, which gave him the third-best 54-hole total in IU history.
The Caceres, Spain, native now has five career championships and won back-to-back titles for the second time in his career, as he won the 2007 GADO North Texas Classic and the Pinehurst Intercollegiate. Campillo owns two first, one second and two ties for fifth this season. He leads the club with five top-five, six top-10 and nine top-25 finishes this year. He also heads the team with a 71.88 scoring average.
Up next, the 19th-ranked Hoosiers head to the Big Ten Championships on Friday-Sunday, April 25-27. Michigan State will host the tournament at the Forest Akers West Course. Indiana enters the championships as the top seed and will be paired with the Spartans for the first two rounds on Friday.
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