Hoosiers Ready for NCAA Central Regional
May 13, 2008
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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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