Campillo, Brandon Collect All-Midwest Region Accolades
May 29, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana junior men's golfers Jorge Campillo and Seth Brandon earned spots on the Division I PING All-Midwest Region team, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced on Thursday. Campillo, who collected his third straight all-region honor, and Brandon are now eligible for PING All-America honors.
The All-Region teams consist of the top 15 individuals in their region in the Individual Ranking System. Additionally, any player ranked in the top 75 according to Golfstat or the Sagarin ranking not included in their region's top 15 are added to their all-region teams.
Head coach Mike Mayer kicked off the regional awards for the Hoosiers, as he earned Division I Eaton Golf Pride Midwest Regional Coach of they Year for the second time in his 10-year career (2006). Mayer, who is one of nine regional coaches to earn an accolade, is eligible for the Eaton Golf Pride National Coach of the Year award.
Campillo and Brandon led the Hoosiers out of the NCAA Central Regional and into the NCAA Finals for the first time since 1996. A Caceres, Spain, native, Campillo became IU's first Big Ten champion since Jeff Overton in 2005. Following his victory, he was named the school's first Big Ten Golfer of the Year since Overton that same season. Campillo also secured first team all-conference honors and was named Indiana's sportsmanship honoree.
He joined PGA TOUR stars Overton and Shaun Micheel as the only golfers in Indiana history to ever 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 seven top fives, eight top 10s and 11 top 25s in 13 events this season.
Brandon earned second team all-league laurels. He has a first (Pinehurst Intercollegiate), a second and a tie for fifth to his credit in 13 events this season. Brandon is second on the team with a 73.74 scoring average and only trails Campillo with three top-five, four top-10 and eight top-25 finishes.
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