Men's Golf

    NCAA Spotlight on Santiago Quirarte

    Go Hoosiers! Sophomore Santiago Quirarte will play in the third position at the NCAA East Regional.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Sophomore Santiago Quirarte will play in the third position at the NCAA East Regional.
    Go Hoosiers!

    May 11, 2006

    As the Indiana men's golf team prepares for its third straight trip to the NCAA Tournament, IUHOOSIERS.com will take a look at the five members of the lineup that will compete in the East Regional.

    The Hoosiers will participate out East for the second straight season at the Lake Nona Golf Club in Orlando on Thursday-Saturday, May 18-20. The University of Central Florida and the Central Florida Sports Commission will serve as hosts of the regional.

    Following freshman Jorge Campillo (No. 1) and Drew Allenspach (No. 2), sophomore Santiago Quirarte will play in the No. 3 position.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2005-06)
    One of three Hoosiers to play in all 12 events, closed with a 73.86 average which tied for second on the team ... recorded the second-best Hoosier finish as he tied for 16th at the Big Ten Championships ... snared third career top-10 finish with a share of 10th place at 217 (75-70-72) at the Fossum/Spartan Invitational ... kicked off the spring by matching the best finish of his career at the Santa Anita/NT Classic ... shared fourth place at the event with three straight 71s for a season-low 213 total ... recorded back-to-back ties for 29th place with 219 (73-69-77) at the Orange County National and 151 (75-76) at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate ... collected a share of 30th at the Boilermaker Invitational at 231 and tied for 34th with 231 at the Kepler Intercollegiate ... appeared in all five fall tournaments (15 rounds) and netted a 73.33 scoring average, second best on the team ... best finish of the fall came at the Gopher Invitational, a 19th-place finish with 222 (72-76-74) ... at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge, shared 23rd place following rounds of 74, 72 and 74 (220) ... tied for 31st at the Xavier Invitational at 217 (74-73-70) and shared 32nd at the NCAA Central Regional Preview with 223 (76-77-70) ... earned a tie for 35th at the Wolverine Intercollegiate at 218 (72-76-70).

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2004-05)
    Completed the season with a 74.53 scoring average in 34 rounds, playing in each IU tournament ... his scoring average was the second lowest by a freshman in school history ... opened the NCAA East Regional with a 2-under 69 before finishing at 223 ... tied for 32nd with 221 (74-72-75) at his first Big Ten Championships ... at the Fossum/TaylorMade Invitational, tied for 27th with 223 (75-75-73) ... netted third straight top-15 finish, tying for 11th at the Boilermaker Invitational after claiming a 220 (73-70-77) ... recorded a tie for 15th at the Pinehurst Invitational with 228 (77-76-75) ... named Big Ten Golfer of the Week after finishing fourth at the Pioneer Classic with 210 (71-67-72) ... shot season-best 18-, 36- and 54-hole scores ... at the event, his 67 was the lowest round by a freshman since Jeff Overton shot a 66 at the 2002 FirstEnergy Intercollegiate ... opened the spring tying for 36th at the Hyatt Plantation Club Intercollegiate with 226 (73-76-77) ... played in all five tournaments Indiana entered in the fall ... best finish came at the Xavier Invitational, where he fired a 216 (75-68-73) to tie for 18th place ... finished tied for 33rd at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge with 154 (75-79) ... carded a 230 (77-74-79) to tie for 42nd at the Central Regional Preview ... opened collegiate career tying for 50th at the Radrick Farms Intercollegiate with 226 (76-74-76) ... completed the fall with a 75.62 scoring average (13 rounds).

    PREP/PERSONAL
    Entered IU as No. 1 ranked junior in Mexico ... Team Mexico's No. 1 golfer at the 2004 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Kyoto, Japan ... finished second individually at the qualifying for the Junior Golf World Cup in San Jose, Costa Rica ... won 13 tournaments, including four National Junior Mexican events, in 2003 ... represented Mexico on six international teams competing in U.S. Junior events ... first junior golfer ever invited to the Torneo Abierto Mexicano ... won the Torneo de los 8 Mejores Match Play Championship in January 2003 ... claimed the top spot at the National Mexican Junior Match Play Championship in February 2003 ... finished ninth at the 2003 Mexican National Championship ... tied for ninth at the Boys Junior America's Cup in Las Vegas ... claimed 10th at the 2003 Junior World Championship in San Diego ... tied for 16th at the 2003 Orange Bowl International ... born on September 9, 1985 ... business major ... parents Gerardo and Mary Carmen Quirarte ... one brother, Rodrigo and one sister, Paulina.

     

     


       

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