Men's Golf

Brian  Campbell
Brian Campbell


Irvine, Calif.

High School:
Mater Dei



Three Illini Earn All-America Honors

Campbell, Danielson and Detry named PING Second-Team All-Americans


Illini Make Impact at U.S.Open

Recent graduate Brian Campbell wins Low Am


Illini Take on U.S. Open

Current and former Illini golfers set for US Open play


Small Named Dave Williams National Coach of the Year

Illini Head Coach Guided Team to Eighth-Straight NCAA Championships


Illini Golf's Record Season Comes to a Close at NCAA Semifinals

Illini drop semifinal match to USC


OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational Final Round

Photos from the final round of the 2014 OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational.


2014 NCAA Golf Championships Round 3

Photos from the final round of stroke play at the 2014 NCAA Men's Golf Championships.


2014 NCAA Golf Championships Round 2

Photos from round two of the 2014 NCAA Men's Golf Championships, which spanned two days - May 24 and 25.


2014 NCAA Men's Golf Championships Day 1

Photos from Illinois' first and second rounds of the 2014 NCAA Men's Golf Championships.


2014 Big Ten Men's Golf Championships Day 2

Photos from the third round of the 2014 Big Ten Men's Golf Championships.

• 2014 PING second-team All-American
• 2014 PING All-Midwest Region
• 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year
• 2014 All-Big Ten First Team

At Illinois
2014-15: Posted a 71.18 stroke average during the fall season, second-best on the team ... Recorded three top-10 finishes, including a win at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate (209, -4) ... Also tied for second at the rain-shortened Sagamore Fall Preview with a 2-under 142 and tied for eighth at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational with a 7-over 217 ... Shot under par in eight of 11 rounds during the fall season.

2014 Summer: Qualified for the U.S. Open by tying for fourth at the Daly City, California, sectional qualifier on June 2 ... Missed the U.S. Open cut by one stroke, finishing +6 ... Reached the match-play semifinals of the 2014 Western Amateur ... Tied for fourth at the Trans-Mississippi Championship.

2013-14: PING second-team All-American ... Golfweek third-team All-American ... Big Ten Player of the Year ... Unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection ... Broke the school record with a 71.08 season stroke average, finishing four strokes better than previous record-holder Luke Guthrie in the same number of rounds (37) ... Posted two wins on the season, the NCAA Sugar Grove Regional and The Macdonald Cup ... Earned All-America status by finishing tied for ninth at the NCAA Championships ... Tied the Illinois and Prairie Dunes Country Club course record with a final-round 63 (-7) at NCAA Championships ... His low 54-hole score of 197 (-13) at The Macdonald Cup in October was a school record and the second-best 54-hole score in Big Ten history ... Also posted seven top-10 finishes and 10 top-25 finishes on the season ... Registered 16 rounds under par and six even-par rounds in 2013-14 ... 36 of his 37 rounds (97.3 percent) on the season counted in Illinois' team score ... Was Illinois' top finisher five times and the second finisher three in 12 tournaments ... Named Golfweek's preseason Big Ten Player to Watch in January ... Named Big Ten Co-Golfer of the Week on March 5 after tying for second with a 15-under-par 201 at the USF Invitational ... Tied for sixth at the Louisiana Classics with a 4-under 212 ... Finished 15th at the Boilermaker Invitational after a 3-over-par 219 ... Posted a team-best stroke average of 70.33 during the fall season ... Earned his first collegiate win at The Macdonald Cup, breaking Illinois' 54-hole record with a 197 (-13), which also was the second-best score in Big Ten history ... Earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors after his performance at The Macdonald Cup ... Also carded a career-best 64 (-6) in the first round of The Macdonald Cup ... Finished second at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate with a 1-under-par 212, three strokes behind teammate Thomas Detry, as Illinois broke the tournament record with a team score of 844 ... Tied for eighth at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational with a 1-under-par 215.

2013 Summer: Qualified for the 2013 U.S. Amateur ... Tied for 16th at the Trans-Mississippi Championship.

2012-13: Ranked third on the team in stroke average at 73.09 ... Defeated collegiate player of the year Michael Kim 2 & 1 in the NCAA semifinal match on June 1 ... Tied for second at the NCAA Fayetteville Regional with a 2-under-par 214, a career-best 54-hole score ... Tied for second at the Big Ten Championships with a 72-hole score of 289 (+1), earning a spot on the five-player All-Championships team ... Named second-team All-Big Ten ... Has four top-10 finishes and six top-20 finishes this season ... Has 11 rounds under par and five rounds at par on the season ... Tied his career-low round of 67 at the NCAA Fayetteville Regional ... Tied for 11th at the Louisiana Classics ... Named Big Ten Golfer of the Week on Feb. 20 along with teammate Mason Jacbos after tying for fifth at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate ... Shot a career-best 4-under 67 at the Wolf Run Invitational, where he also carded a career-best 54-hole score of 217 (+4) ... Recorded two rounds under par and two even-par rounds during the fall ... Tied for ninth as Illinois' top finisher at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational.

2011-12: Finished fourth on the team in stroke average at 74.48 ... Competed at all eight spring tournaments, including at the NCAA Championships ... Placed in the top 20 at three events ... Turned in his best career finish at the NCAA Norman Regional, tying for 10th after matching his career-best 54-hole total of 218 (+2) ... Tied for 15th at the Big Ten Championships with a 72-hole total of 299 (+11), helping Illinois win a fourth-straight Big Ten title ... Tied for 18th at the Boilermaker Invitational ... Placed as the Illini's third finisher six times ... Turned in a career-low round of 71 four times.

High School
Ranked No. 88 in the nation's junior rankings by Golfweek ... Chose Illinois after visiting Oregon, USC and Oklahoma State ... Won the AJGA Mission Hills Desert Junior event and placed in the top 20 in three other AJGA events.

Born March 6, 1993 ... Son of Donald and Kimberly Campbell ... Has one brother, Derek ... Majoring in business ... Hobbies include hanging with friends, fishing, and playing sports.

Getting to Know Brian Campbell
Favorite course: TPC Sawgrass ... Favorite club: Lob wedge ... Favorite athlete: Tiger Woods ... Favorite sports team: Green Bay Packers ... Favorite leisure activities: Hanging out at beaches, fishing, and working out ... Favorite movie: Step Brothers ... Favorite TV show: The Office ... Favorite restaurant on campus: Quiznos ... Favorite food: Spaghetti ... Longest drive: 400 yards ... Most memorable putt: Birdie putt to win my first Toyota Tour Cup ... My dream foursome: Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Rory Mcilroy ... Dream Job: Professional Golfer ... Best part about Demirjian: Chipping area ... Actor I would want to play me in a movie about my life: Mark Wahlberg ... Best thing I cook in the kitchen: Eggs or mashed potatoes ... If I was on a reality show it would be: Jersey Shore ... If I weren't a golfer, I would play: Soccer

What's in the bag?
Driver: Titleist 910 D3
Wood: Cleveland Comp 3 Wood
Irons: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC
Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Laguna
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Campbell's Career Statistics
Year Rounds Strokes Average Low Round Low 54-Hole Score
2011-12251,86274.4871 (-1)218 (+2)
2012-13342,48573.0967 (-4)214 (-2)
2013-14372,63071.0863 (-7)197 (-13)
2014-151178371.1866 (-4)209 (-13)
Total1077,76072.5263 (-7)197 (-13)

Updated January 21, 2015