Men's Golf

    Hoosiers Ready for NCAA Central Regional

    Go Hoosiers! Jorge Campillo, the Big Ten Golfer of the Year, leads the Hoosiers into the NCAA Central Regional on Thursday.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Jorge Campillo, the Big Ten Golfer of the Year, leads the Hoosiers into the NCAA Central Regional on Thursday.
    Go Hoosiers!

    May 13, 2008

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 23 Indiana men's golf team travels to the NCAA Central Regional on Thursday-Saturday, May 15-17, in Columbus, Ohio. The regional will be hosted by Ohio State and played at the Scarlet Course. The course is set up as a par 71 with a yardage of 7,455.

    The event consists of three rounds, 18 holes each day. Indiana enters the 27-team regional as the eighth seed. The top 10 teams and two individuals not on advancing teams will move on to the championship finals on May 28-31.

    Alabama, Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech, Florida, Tennessee, Lamar, Wake Forest, Indiana, Texas A&M, Louisville, Wichita State, Kent State, Penn State, Arkansas, Michigan, TCU, Texas-Arlington, Illinois, Ohio State, Baylor, Colorado, Eastern Kentucky, Marquette, Eastern Michigan, Cleveland State, Loyola (Maryland) and Sacred Heart make up the field. Tee times are set for 7 a.m. EDT each round. Pairings will be in threesomes in all three rounds from the first and 10th tees.

    Hoosier Lineup
    Head coach Mike Mayer will keep the same lineup in tact for the sixth straight tournament. Junior Jorge Campillo (71.61) will play in the No. 1 position followed by junior Seth Brandon (73.64), junior Drew Allenspach (74.12), sophomore Alex Martin (74.28) and true freshman Ren Han (75.53).

    Tournament Results
    Complete tournament results will be available on the web at Live scoring will be available at

    NCAA History
    Indiana is making its fourth postseason trip in the last five years. It is also the fourth NCAA berth in head coach Mike Mayer's 10 years at the helm of the IU program. In its last trip to the NCAAs, Indiana tied for 11th at the NCAA East Regional in 2005-06.

    IU made an appearance in the NCAA Central Regional in Mayer's first postseason following the 2003-04 campaign. The Hoosiers shared 20th place in the 27-team field. In the coach's other two NCAA trips, Indiana was sent to the East Regional.

    Campillo Big Ten Golfer of The Year, Brandon Second Team
    Jorge Campillo became Indiana's first Big Ten Golfer of the Year since 2005. Following his victory at the Big Ten Championships, Campillo was named the school's first Big Ten Golfer of the Year since Jeff Overton. The junior also secured first team all-conference honors and was named Indiana's sportsmanship honoree.

    Campillo joined PGA TOUR stars Overton and Shaun Micheel as the only golfers in Indiana history to win a Big Ten championship, Big Ten Golfer of the Year and the Les Bolstad Award in the same campaign. To go along with his three victories, Campillo has six top fives, seven top 10s and 10 top 25s in 12 events this season.

    Additionally, junior Seth Brandon earned second team all-league laurels. Campillo has earned all-conference accolades in three straight seasons, while Brandon claimed his first Big Ten recognition.

    Big Ten Champ
    In winning the Big Ten championship, Jorge Campillo became the eighth Hoosier to ever accomplish the feat and the first since 2005. Entering the final round in second place, Campillo collected a 5-under-par 67 to move ahead of Michigan State's Ryan Brehm for a two-shot victory. The Caceres, Spain, native finished at 10-under par with a 3-under 69 in round one, 71s in rounds two and three, and a final-round 67.

    Campillo is the first Indiana Big Ten champion since current PGA TOUR standout Jeff Overton claimed medalist honors in 2005. With his victory, Campillo earned a spot on the All-Championship team and became the first Hoosier since Overton in 2005 to win the Les Bolstad Award. The honor is presented to the Big Ten player with the lowest scoring average, and Campillo led the conference with a 71.61 mark.

    Taking Home The Trophy
    With his championship at the Big Tens, Jorge Campillo returned to the winner's circle for the third consecutive tournament. After winning the UMB Bank-Mizzou Tiger Classic for his first victory since the 2007 Pinehurst Intercollegiate, Campillo made it back-to-back with a four-shot win at the Boilermaker Invitational. He is the first Indiana golfer to win three in a row since current PGA Tour star Jeff Overton won four straight in the fall of 2003.

    The Caceres, Spain, native now has five career championships. He became 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.

    Hoosiers In The Rankings
    Entering the NCAA Central Regional, IU sits in the top 25 in college golf's rankings. Indiana is ranked 23rd in both Golfweek's and Golfstat's rankings. Facing arguably the toughest schedule in school history, the Hoosiers are the highest-ranked Big Ten club in the Golfstat rankings.

    In both Golfweek's (14) and Golfstat's (15) rankings, junior Jorge Campillo has climbed into the national top 15. He is the top-ranked player in the Big Ten.

    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 three first, one second and two ties for fifth this season. He leads the club with six top-five, seven top-10 and 10 top-25 finishes this year. The junior also heads the team with a 71.61 scoring average. Brandon has a first, a second and a tie for fifth to his credit in 12 events this season. He is second on the team with a 73.64 scoring average. He trails Campillo with three top-five, four top-10 and eight top-25 finishes this season.




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