Men's Golf
Campbell Named Big Ten Co-Golfer of the Week

 
Brian Campbell was named Big Ten Co-Golfer of the Week and included on the first spring ranking for the Palmer Cup.
Brian Campbell was named Big Ten Co-Golfer of the Week and included on the first spring ranking for the Palmer Cup.
 

March 5, 2014

Palmer Cup Ranking

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois junior Brian Campbell was named Big Ten Co-Golfer of the Week on Wednesday, sharing the honor with Purdue's Adam Schenk after the pair tied for second at the USF Invitational on Tuesday. Both golfers finished with a 15-under-par 201 in the 54-hole tournament, and Campbell tied a career-best round with his 64 in the opening round on Sunday.

Campbell was under par in all three rounds, giving him nine rounds under par in 2013-14. He leads the Illini with a 69.67 stroke average on the season.

CAMPBELL, DETRY INCLUDED IN FIRST PALMER CUP RANKING
Campbell and Illini sophomore Thomas Detry were included in the first spring ranking to determine the players on the Palmer Cup squads. The Palmer Cup is a Ryder Cup-style competition between eight-man teams of players from the United States and Europe that will take place at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, United Kingdom, June 26-28, 2014.

Campbell was ranked No. 12 on the list of American players, while Detry was No. 13 on the European ranking list. That makes Illinois one of only three schools with at least one player on each list, along with California and Virginia. Alabama has three players included on the Team USA ranking but none on the Team Europe listing.

The Palmer Cup ranking uses Golfstat's NCAA Player Ranking as a base and awards bonus points for wins and high finishes, and negative points for poor finishes. The ranking also includes a strength of schedule component. The next Palmer Cup ranking will be released on March 19.

Each 10-man squad will be selected with the top six being taken from the final Palmer Cup ranking. For the United States, the remaining four players will be selected using three committee picks and one coaches pick. For the European team, the final four spots shall consist of the champion of The R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament, two committee picks and one coaches pick.

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