Big Ten Men's Golf Season in Review
June 19, 2008
Advancing to the final round of competition at the 2008 NCAA Men's Golf Championships was Indiana's Jorge Campillo and Penn State's Kevin Foley. After three rounds of action the top 15 squads and six individuals moved on to the fourth and final 18 holes.
Big Ten Player of the Year Campillo tied for national runner-up with his four-round score of (75-70-72-72) 289, which trailed event champion Kevin Chappell of UCLA by a mere three strokes. Campillo was one of only two golfers in the championships to record three rounds of even-par or better and was one of only five players to fire off even-par in the windy final round. Foley finished the championships tied-for-23rd posting a score of (75-73-74-81) 303, as an individual.
Missing the 15-team cutoff was Illinois, Indiana and Penn State. Illinois just missed the advancement by three strokes to place tied-for-17th, shooting a three-round score of (302-302-312) 916. Indiana trailed Illinois by four strokes finishing in 21st place, recording a score of (313-310-297) 920. Penn State placed 25th overall and turned in a final score of (315-298-313) 926.
Unable to move on as a top-six individual, Dan Woltman tied-for-67th place, totaling (82-71-77) 230 strokes.
Three Big Ten golfers were honored by the Golf Coaches Association of America with All-America distinction. Campillo received first-team accolades while Foley and Michigan State's Ryan Brehm were named to the honorable mention squad.