Wolverine Intercollegiate Next on Docket for Hoosiers
Sept. 23, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - For the first time since 2002, the Indiana men's golf team travels north to Ann Arbor, Mich., for the Wolverine Intercollegiate. Michigan will host the tournament at the U-M Golf Course on Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 24-25.
Senior Scott Seibert gets a nod in the starting lineup for the second straight week, while freshman Brandon Pike will make his collegiate debut at the event. Additionally, freshman Seth Brandon will compete as an individual. Brandon also competed at the season-opening NCAA Central Regional Preview.
Inside The Wolverine Intercollegiate
In addition to IU, Charlotte, Kansas State, Penn State, UNC-Wilmington and Xavier advanced to the NCAA Regionals last season.
Tournament play begins Saturday with a shotgun first-round (18) start at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). The second round (18) opens with a shotgun start following the completion of round one. On Sunday, the final round commences with shotgun tee times starting at 8:30 a.m.
Gopher Invitational Recap
For the second straight week, IU freshman Jorge Campillo posted a top-15 finish. After tying for 15th at the season-opening NCAA Central Regional Preview (Sept. 12-13), Campillo tied for 14th in his second tournament as a Hoosier, closing with a 1-over 73 in the final round. The Caceres, Spain, native finished the tournament with a 221 (73-75-73).
Joining Campillo in the top 20 was sophomore Santiago Quirarte, who placed 19th. Quirarte ended the weekend at 222 (72-76-74). The finish is the first top 20 for Quirarte in two events this season and the fifth of his career.
Can't Miss Freshmen
Campillo followed that performance up with a tie for 14th at the Gopher Invitational (Sept. 17-18) after shooting a 221 (73-75-73). On the season, he leads the club with a 73.17 scoring average.
In addition to Campillo, Drew Allenspach has appeared in both of IU's events. At the NCAA preview, the freshman netted a share of 22nd with a 221 (73-71-77). The following event, Allenspach grabbed another top-30 finish, tying for 28th at 230 (76-82-72).
Young Guns Fired Up
This class is loaded with amateur success as Allenspach has claimed three top-10 finishes this summer, including medalist honors at the 2005 AJGA Fidelity Investment Junior Championship. Brandon carded a fifth-place effort at the 2005 Coosa CC Invitational and won the 2003 individual state title at the Tennessee State High School Championship.
Campillo claimed 13th at the 2005 European Championship, and he has been ranked the No. 1 amateur in Spain on six separate occasions. Meanwhile, Pike netted victories at the 2005 Huntington County Amateur and the 2005 IHSAA Regional, while Serch earned medalist honors at the 2005 Mercedes Trophy and finished runner-up at the 2005 AGFA Trophy.
Marek's Standout Summer
The Arlington Heights, Ill., native also tied for 22nd during stroke play and advanced to the quarterfinals of match play at the U.S. Amateur Public Links. In addition, Marek advanced to the semifinals of match play at the CDGA Amateur and tied for third at the Mike Sipula Memorial.
Quirarte's Freshman Success
Eight Hoosiers Honored Academically
Mike Birkenfeld, David Butwell, Oren Hodak, Brad Marek, Rob Ockenfuss, Jeff Overton, Scott Seibert and Andrew Temple each earned a spot on the team. Hodak, Ockenfuss and Overton picked up their third Academic All-Big Ten honors, while Marek and Seibert were honored for the second time. Birkenfeld, Butwell and Temple secured the academic accolade for the first time in their careers.
Furthermore, Overton was one of six student-athletes to make the All-Academic team as well as being named the league's Athlete of the Year in their respective sports.
Trio Rewarded With Postseason Honors
This was the second consecutive year Overton was selected to the All-Midwest Region squad. Marek and Seibert become the sixth and seventh Hoosiers, respectively, to be named All-America Scholars in the program's history and the second and third, respectively, in head coach Mike Mayer's tenure. Former standout Ryan Cassidy netted the honor in 2004.
NCAA East Regional Recap
Coming back strong with three birdies on the back nine, including the last two holes, senior Jeff Overton wrapped up his collegiate career with a 2-under-par 69. The Evansville, Ind., native finished the three rounds with a team-best 213 (71-71-69), good for a tie for 33rd place.
Return Trip To NCAA Regionals
Indiana's NCAA selection marked the first time since the 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons a Hoosier team made back-to-back NCAA appearances, and it was the second NCAA trip during head coach Mike Mayer's time at the helm of the Hoosier program.
IU Just Misses Big Ten Title
Breaking his previous 54-hole personal best, Scott Seibert placed in a tie for sixth place with a 4-under-par 212. The junior closed out the championships with a 1-over 73 after rounds of 71 and 68. Seibert's finish was his third career top 10 and the second-best showing of his career (4th at the Pinehurst Invitational - March 28-29, 2005).
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