Men's Golf

    Hoosiers Enter Big Ten Championships as Top Seed

    Go Hoosiers! Junior Seth Brandon has one top 10 and one top 25 in his two appearances at the Big Ten Championships.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Junior Seth Brandon has one top 10 and one top 25 in his two appearances at the Big Ten Championships.
    Go Hoosiers!

    April 24, 2008

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 19 Indiana men's golf team travels to the Big Ten Championships on Friday-Sunday, April 25-27, in East Lansing, Mich, and enters the tournament as the top seed. The event will be hosted by Michigan State and played at the Forest Akers West Course. The course is set up as a par 72 with a yardage of 7,013.

    The event consists of four rounds, 36 holes played on Friday, 18 holes on Saturday and the final 18 holes on Sunday. No. 19 Indiana enters the championships as the top seed and will be joined by (in order by seeding), No. 29 Michigan State, No. 33 Penn State, No. 44 Michigan, Ohio State, Illinois, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Minnesota, Iowa and Purdue. The Hoosiers will tee off with Michigan State the first 36 holes.

    Tee times are set for 9 a.m. EDT on Friday with the second round to start approximately 30 minutes upon the completion of round one. The third round will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday with the final round kicking of at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Pairings will be in twosomes on Friday and threesomes on Saturday and Sunday off both No. 1 and 10 tees.

    IU has won the Big Ten Championships eight times ('62, '68, '70, '73, '74, '75, '91, '98), the second most in the conference since 1962. The Hoosiers best finish since 1998 is a second-place showing in 2005.

    Hoosier Lineup
    Head coach Mike Mayer will keep the same lineup in tact for the sixth straight tournament. Junior Jorge Campillo (71.88 scoring average) will play in the No. 1 position followed by junior Seth Brandon (73.41), junior Drew Allenspach (73.48), sophomore Alex Martin (74.16) and true freshman Ren Han (74.73). The quintet has won two events this spring, picking up victories at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate and the UMB Bank-Mizzou Tiger Classic, to go along with a tie for third and a fourth place.

    Tournament Results
    Complete tournament results will be made available on the web at IUHoosiers.com. Live scoring will be made available at www.bigten.org. For more information, contact associate media relations director Jeff Keag at (812) 855-6209 or via e-mail at jkeag@indiana.edu.

    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, and he made it back-to-back with a four-shot win at the Boilermaker Invitational.

    At the UMB Bank-Mizzou Tiger Classic, Campillo paced the 70-player field with a 4-under-par 212 (72-66-74). The junior finished the Boilermaker Invitational with a 15-under-par 201. Campillo 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. He 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. 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 in 2008. 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.

    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 earned his second straight following his victory at the Boilermaker Invitational. Campillo, who 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, now has seven career weekly recognitions. Brandon became the first Hoosier to earn the league's weekly honor since Campillo did so back in 2007.

    Campillo now 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. The junior also heads the team with a 71.88 scoring average. Brandon has a first, second and tie for fifth to his credit in 11 events this season. He is second on the team with a 73.41 scoring average. He trails Campillo with three top-five, four top-10 and seven top-25 finishes this season.

    Hoosiers In The Rankings
    Entering the Big Ten Championships, Indiana sits in the top 25 in college golf's rankings. Indiana is 19th in Golfstat's rankings and owns the 25th 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 and based on those ratings the Hoosiers enter the Big Ten Championships as the No. 1 seed.

    In Golfweek's individual rankings, junior Jorge Campillo has climbed into the national top 25 at No. 25. He is the top-ranked player in the Big Ten.

    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 (Pinehurst Intercollegiate) 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).

     

     


       

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