Men's Golf

    Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge On Deck for Hoosiers

    Go Hoosiers! Sophomore Santiago Quirarte is second on the club with a 73.67 scoring average this season.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Sophomore Santiago Quirarte is second on the club with a 73.67 scoring average this season.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Sept. 29, 2005

    Big 10/Pac-10 Challenge

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Heading to its fourth tournament of the fall season, the Indiana men's golf team will partake in the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge for the second straight season on Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 3-4, in Chicago. Northwestern will host the event at The Glen Club. The course is set up as a par 72 with a yardage of 7,149.

    Participating Hoosiers
    Indiana will send a team of five players to the challenge, including the same top four that competed at the Wolverine Intercollegiate. Freshman Jorge Campillo stays put as the team's No. 1 golfer followed by sophomore Santiago Quirarte, freshman Drew Allenspach and senior Scott Seibert. Senior Brad Marek, walk-on junior Aaron Harrell and freshmen Seth Brandon and Brandon Pike will compete at an 18-hole qualifier on Sept. 30 for the fifth and final spot in the lineup.

    Inside The Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge
    In its second year, the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge features the top programs from both conferences competing in a 54-hole tournament. Last season, Minnesota earned the team championship, while Alejandro Canizares of Arizona State won medalist honors at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

    The event consists of three rounds, 36 holes played on Monday and the final 18 holes taking place on Tuesday. Along with Indiana and Northwestern, five Big Ten teams in addition to seven Pac-10 squads also will participate in the event. Illinois, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State and Purdue round out the Big Ten contingent, while Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon, UCLA, USC and Washington represent the Pac-10. Illinois and Michigan State did not participate in last year's event.

    Tournament play begins Monday with a shotgun first-round (18) start at 8:30 a.m. The second round (18) starts with a shotgun start following the completion of round one. On Tuesday, the final round commences from the No. 1 and No. 10 tees at 8:45 a.m.

    Tournament Results
    Complete tournament results will be made available on the web at IUHOOSIERS.com following the event. For more information, contact Jeff Keag at (812) 855-6209 or via e-mail at jkeag@indiana.edu.

    2004 Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge
    At the inaugural Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge hosted by Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore., the Hoosiers finished in 10th place. IU closed out the rain-shortened, 36-hole tournament with a 611 (304-307). The final round was canceled due to inclement weather.

    IU finished ahead of Big Ten rivals Michigan and Illinois as well as defending national champion California and Oregon. The Hoosiers ended the event just 10 shots out of fourth place, which was captured by No. 17 Arizona State (296-305).

    Indiana faced windy and wet conditions, but the weather could not stop Jeff Overton, who tied for fourth place. The senior finished with an even-par 72, giving him a two-round, 1-over-par 143 total, three shots behind Arizona State's Alejandro Canizares (71-71).

    Last Time Out - Wolverine Intercollegiate
    Wrapping up play at the Wolverine Intercollegiate (Sept. 24-25), the Indiana men's golf team moved into eighth place in the 15-team field with a 1-over-par 285 during the final 18. Entering the round in a tie for ninth, the Hoosiers finished the tournament at 862 (291-286-285) on the University of Michigan Golf Course (par 71, 6,704 yards).

    Despite shooting a final-round 77, Jorge Campillo garnered the top Hoosier finish for the third time in as many tournaments, tying for 22nd at 215. Rounds of 70 and 68 on Saturday helped the freshman corral his third straight top-25 finish.

    Following Campillo, freshman Drew Allenspach notched his third consecutive top-30 result, claiming a 73 on the final day. The Sugar Land, Texas, native posted a 71 and 72 in rounds one and two, respectively, giving him a 216 total and a share of 26th place.

    Can't Stop Campillo
    Jorge Campillo has made an immediate impact in his first season with the Hoosiers. The freshman has garnered three straight top-25 finishes to open his career, and he leads the club with a 72.67 scoring average.

    Making his collegiate debut, Campillo led the Hoosiers with a tie for 15th at the NCAA Central Regional Preview (Sept. 12-13). The Caceres, Spain, native's finish marked the best for a freshman playing in his first event since Ryan Cassidy tied for sixth place at the 2000 Legends Intercollegiate.

    Campillo followed that performance up with a tie for 14th at the Gopher Invitational (Sept. 17-18) and a share of 22nd at the Wolverine Intercollegiate (Sept. 24-25).

    Allenspach A Factor
    Jorge Campillo isn't the only freshman in the lineup this season, Drew Allenspach has competed in each of the team's three tournaments. After clinching a tie for 26th at the Wolverine Intercollegiate (Sept. 24-25), Allenspach has collected three straight top-30 results. The Sugar Land, Texas, product ranks third on the team with a 74.11 scoring mark.

     

     

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