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Alex Martin makes field for 2010 US Open

As Alex Martin stood at the first tee on the Brookside Golf Course in Columbus, Ohio, he shook hands with his playing partner for the day, 2008 U.S. Open runner-up Rocco Mediate. Little did Martin know that 12 hours, 137 shots and three playoff holes later, he would be heading to Pebble Beach, marking the second consecutive year that a member of the IU men’s golf team would be represented at the U.S. Open.

Martin excels on course, in class

Martin, who recently qualified for the 2010 U.S. Open, was a two-time All-Big Ten selection during his college career. He also led the Hoosiers his senior year with a season scoring average of 72.33, the eighth-lowest in school history. Martin also received his second career medalist honors during his senior year with the Renaissance Intercollegiate individual title. 

Mickelson subsides Tiger’s ongoing joke

Last week, I wrote that if Tiger Woods miraculously pulled off a win in his return to golf at the Masters, which turned out to only add to this hoax, there would be no closure to go along with his tainted green jacket.

IU senior golfer Alex Martin competes in a match earlier this spring.  Martin recently finished 7th overall at the adidas Hoosier Invitational April 3-4.

IU senior Alex Martin taking charge of young Hoosiers

When IU men’s golf coach Mike Mayer began searching for his 2006 recruiting class, senior Alex Martin, a Middletown, Ohio, native was a top priority.

An accomplished junior golfer on and off the course, Martin’s hometown is a little less than three hours away from Bloomington and seemed like the perfect fit to pursue his career as a student athlete.

However, the first step in the recruiting process took Mayer across the country to watch a young golfer who would blossom into an All-Big Ten player and a mainstay in the Hoosiers lineup all four years.

Intense spring break awaits golf team

While thousands of IU students will be spending their spring break with late nights and even later mornings, there will be early wake-up calls for both the men’s and women’s golf teams next week.

The men will head to Arizona and the women to Florida for some warm weather.

Tiger Woods tees off on the eighth hole during the final round of the 2008 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., Sunday, April 13, 2008. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Tiger Woods cancels meeting with police for 3rd time

Tiger Woods canceled yet another meeting with state troopers but, for the first time, talked about his car crash on his Web site, saying it was his fault, that his wife acted courageously and that remaining details were private.

Men, women finish in 3rd

The IU men’s and women’s golf teams started their 2009-10 season this weekend with third-place finishes in each of its tournaments.

Biggest fan of Watson's run? Indianapolis

While Jack Nicklaus will go down as one of the – if not the – best golfers of all time, one of his many records was in jeopardy until Sunday afternoon.

Age ain't nothing but a number

Sports are for the young.

But on Sunday, 59-year-old Tom Watson proved that even the soon-to-be-eligible-for-Social Security crowd can compete for championships.

David Erdy reacts as he misses his putt on the seventh green during the first round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship at Bethpage State Park's Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y., Friday, June 19, 2009. Play was suspended on Thursday because of inclement weather.

IU golfer plays in US Open

Amidst men in their mid-to-late 30s, a 19-year-old attempted to make the cut for the 2009 U.S. Open during the third week of June.

IU golfer Jorge Campillo tees off over rocks and water at Ailsa Golf Course June 15 during the 2008 British Amateur Championships in Turnberry, Scotland. Campillo followed this performance by capturing the Spanish National Amateur Championship last week with a 9-under-par 279 and is currently ranked the second-best amateur player in the world.

Campillo captures Spanish Amateur crown

Ever since his eighth birthday, IU senior Jorge Campillo has been battling against his countrymen of Spain on the golf course.
At the Spanish National Amateur Championship last week, Campillo got the better of all of them, winning in dominant fashion by five strokes.

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IU alumnus Ryan Hildebrandt watches his shot off the 10th tee during the 2007 Take It Easy Open at the Links Golf Club July 28, 2007 in New Palestine, Ind. The annual tournament raises money for the John M. Jackson Memorial Scholarship. The event honors Jackson, an IU student and former editor in chief of the Indiana Daily Student, who died in 1996. Hildebrandt, a design editor at the Indianapolis Star newspaper, was one of more than 60 participants at the event.

Friends swing for scholarships

Twelve years after passing away from a brain aneurism during March of his senior year at IU, John Jackson, who served as the Indiana Daily Student’s editor-in-chief for the summer of 1995, is still being publicly remembered by his friends and family.

Overton qualifies for British Open

During his tenure as a Hoosier golfer Jeff Overton made his share of birdies at the IU Golf Course east of campus off State Road 45/46. Now, Overton will take his swings thousands of miles overseas to compete in the 2008 British Open after qualifying by winning The Players Championship at Michigan.

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