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IU men’s golf alumnus Jorge Campillo heads to Olympics

Jorge Campillo tees off over rocks and water at the 2008 British Amateur Championships at the Ailsa Golf Course in Turnberry, Scotland. Campillo will replace Jon Rahm on Spain's Olympics team
Jorge Campillo tees off over rocks and water at the 2008 British Amateur Championships at the Ailsa Golf Course in Turnberry, Scotland. Campillo will replace Jon Rahm on Spain's Olympics team

IU men’s golf alumnus Jorge Campillo has been selected to represent Spain at the Tokyo Olympics, replacing Jon Rahm, who withdrew after receiving a positive COVID-19 test.

Campillo, of Caceres, Spain, played at IU from 2005 to 2009. While at IU, Campillo was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and held the lowest scoring average record with 72.67, until last season.

During his freshman year, he shot 212 at the Boilermaker Invitational, securing his first collegiate victory. He tied for 12th at the Big Ten Championships during his sophomore year, and earned Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors Feb. 22 and March 22. 

Campillo won the “Triple Crown”, by attaining the Big Ten Golfer of the Year, the Les Bolstad Award, and an individual Big Ten Championship where he shot a 278 total. 

Campillo, now 35, will be making his Olympic debut. He currently ranks as the 206th best golfer in the world, per World Golf Ranking. 

Campillo will join 15 other current and former IU athletes competing in Tokyo.

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