Men's Golf Fall Season In Review
Dec. 11, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University men's golf team spent the fall season climbing up the national rankings, coming to a crescendo at No. 7 in Golfstat's final fall national team rankings. IUHoosiers.com takes a look back at how the Cream and Crimson got there...
Head Coach Mike Mayer's Hoosiers competed in five tournaments, posting top-five finishes in each. The Hoosiers compiled an overall head-to-head comparison record of 286-10, including a 12-3 mark against top-25 teams.
Individually, Jorge Campillo and Alex Martin also elevated themselves up the national rankings during the fall campaign. According to Golfweek, Campillo enters the spring as the third-ranked golfer in the country while Martin is slotted 27th. Their stellar play was also recognized by Golf World as Campillo was named the Player of the Mid-Year and Martin was chosen as Most Improved.
Indiana began the season by hosting the Wolf Run Intercollegiate in Zionsville, Ind. (Sept. 12-14). Campillo's three-round score of 212 gave him the seventh tournament title of his career and led IU to a fifth-placing showing as a team.
In the first of four "majors" for Indiana this season, the Hoosiers had arguably their best performance of the fall. Thanks in large part to Martin's co-medalist performance, IU out-dueled many of the country's top programs to finish in second place.
Next up was the Cardinal Intercollegiate, hosted by the University of Louisville. Martin and Campillo led the way once again, placing seventh and ninth, respectively. Seth Brandon compiled a team-high 13 birdies en route to a top-20 showing as well. Indiana finished fifth out of 15 in the team standings.
A week later, Campillo snagged his second individual title of the season and eighth of his career following a tournament-low 63 in his final round at the Windon Memorial Classic. Brandon joined him in the top-five as Indiana garnered runner-up honors.
Campillo and Martin each fired three-round scores of 214 (-2) to tie for second on the individual leaderboard, guiding the Hoosiers to a third-place performance as a team in the second "major" tournament of the fall, the Isleworth UCF Collegiate.
Campillo was also invited to play in the 34th Annual College All-America Golf Classic on Nov. 24-25 in El Paso, Texas. In a tournament that consists of only former All-Americans or honorable mentions, Campillo scored a 208 (-5); coming within one stroke of the top spot on the leaderboard.
The Cream and Crimson return to the course for competition on Feb. 13 for the Big Ten Match Play Championship down in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
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