Men's Golf

    Men's Golf Prepped for Big Ten Championship

    Go Hoosiers! David Erdy will man the No. 4 slot for IU this weekend
    Go Hoosiers!
    David Erdy will man the No. 4 slot for IU this weekend
    Go Hoosiers!

    April 29, 2009

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana Men's Golf begins postseason play this weekend, heading east for the Big Ten Championship, hosted by Penn State University. Indiana's Jorge Campillo is looking to defend his `08 individual crown while the Hoosiers are one of the favorites to win the team title as well.

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    INDIANA'S EXPECTED LINE-UP
    1. Jorge Campillo
    2. Alex Martin
    3. Chase Wright
    4. David Erdy
    5. Drew Allenspach

    The Penn State Blue Course looks to be a challenge for the 11-team field with an additional 600 yards, totaling roughly 7,150 yards of play. Twenty-plus strategic bunkers were placed in the layout as well as three new water hazards.

    The 2009 championship will likely be one of the most competitive in recent memory with two Big Ten teams in the nation's top 10, No. 6 Illinois and No. 10 Indiana. Michigan State, who remains in the top 40 in the nation, looks to become the first three-peat champion since Northwestern won three consecutive titles from 1999-2001.

    Live scoring of the event will be available throughout the weekend, simply visit www.golfstat.com.

    BACK IN THE PALMER CUP
    Jorge Campillo will represent Team Europe in the 2009 Palmer Cup, marking the third consecutive year he has been selected to play in the event. The only other Hoosier to ever participate in the international competition was current PGA Tour member Jeff Overtion in 2005.

    INSTANT IMPACT
    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 five times and is expected to man the No. 3 position this weekend.

    In Golfstat's latest freshmen class rankings, IU's first-year players ranked as the 11th-best in the country.

    JORGE'S ONSLAUGHT ON THE RECORD BOOKS
    Jorge Campillo is making an ascent up the all-time IU record books this season with his stellar play. Entering the weekend, Campillo's season round average of 70.48 is second all-time and his career round average is down to 72.24 (also second all-time).

    NUMBERS DON'T LIE
    Jorge Campillo is atop the Golfstat Cup Standings with an adjusted scoring average of 70.48. 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-100, slotted 78th entering the weekend.

    READY FOR SOME NEW DIGS
    The Indiana Golf programs will have a new home come late August as the completion of their brand-new Team Center is expected by Aug. 20. Both the men's and women's golf programs will move into the new building located adjacent to the state-of-the-art IU Golf Team Practice Facility.

    The new facility, which is set begin official construction on May 4th, will provide each program with their own offices and locker rooms. In addition, a shared team room, study room and club repair room will also be available for use by the student-athletes, coaches and staff. A teaching area, equipped with today's newest golf technology will allow the Hoosiers to further fine-tune their swings as well.

    Future additions will also include an indoor putting green and an outdoor patio to entertain recruits and alumni. The patio will open up directly onto the Team Practice Facility, one of the finest such short-game practice facilities in the country.

     

     


       

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