Campbell Named Big Ten Golfer of the Week
Oct. 9, 2013
ROSEMONT, Ill. - University of Illinois junior Brian Campbell (Irvine, Calif./Mater Dei H.S.) was named the Big Ten Men's Golfer of the Week on Wednesday after earning his first collegiate victory with a career-best 13-under-par 197 at The Macdonald Cup over the weekend. The score of 197 is the second-best in Big Ten history, behind only a 192 by Indiana's Jeff Overton at the 2004 Xavier Invitational.
Campbell started the tournament with a 6-under-par 64, then added a 67 on Saturday afternoon to finish the 36-hole day at -9 and tie Scott Langley's 36-hole school record of 131. Campbell then carded a 66 on Sunday to break the school record for a 54-hole tournament and win The Macdonald Cup by four strokes. He also keyed a victorious Illini effort, as Illinois ran away with a 25-stroke team title for its second-straight win.
It is Campbell's second career weekly honor, as he also shared the honor with former teammate Mason Jacbos on Feb. 20, 2013, after the pair tied for fifth place at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate. The honor is the first by an Illini since Thomas Pieters earned it on March 27, 2013.