Campillo Reaches Quarterfinals at British Amateur
June 20, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana men's golfer Jorge Campillo advanced to the quarterfinals of the British Amateur Championship match play before falling one hole shy of reaching the semifinals on Friday. The event was held at Turnberry in Scotland, which has hosted three British Opens and will host number four in 2009.
Campillo shot rounds of 73 and 74 in the stroke play portion of the event to finish tied for 15th in the 288-player field. He advanced to the 64-player match play tournament and won three matches to get to the final eight.
The first team All-America selection defeated Steven Uzzell in the opening round, 1-up, and advanced to the final 16 with a 3-and-2 victory over Gareth Shaw. After posting a 5-and-4 win over Chris Wood, Campillo dropped a 1-up match to Tommy Fleetwood in the quarterfinals.
Campillo shared second place at the 2008 NCAA Championships and matched Wayne McDonald, who tied for second at the 1969 NCAA Championships, for the best individual placing in Indiana men's golf history. The Caceres, Spain, native became just the fifth golfer (sixth time) in Hoosier lore to capture first team All-America recognition and the first since 1997. Campillo joined fellow first-teamers McDonald (1969, 1970), Kelly Roberts (1975), Shaun Micheel (1991) and Randy Leen (1997).
He finished the season with three championships, two runner-ups, eight top fives, nine top 10s and 12 top 25s. His 71.72 scoring average is the third-best single-season average in Hoosier history. Campillo also secured All-Midwest Region honors for the third straight year, first team all-conference honors and was named Indiana's sportsmanship honoree. He joined PGA TOUR stars Jeff Overton and 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.
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