Men's Golf Prepped for Big Ten Championship
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.
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
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
NUMBERS DON'T LIE
READY FOR SOME NEW DIGS
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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