Men's Golf

    Allenspach in Top 10 After Opening 18 in Florida

    Go Hoosiers! Junior Drew Allenspach is tied for eighth after one round at the John Hayt Collegiate.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Junior Drew Allenspach is tied for eighth after one round at the John Hayt Collegiate.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 17, 2008

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLA. - After a four-month hiatus, the No. 19 Indiana men's golf team opened up its spring season on Sunday with a 302 in the opening round of the John Hayt Collegiate hosted by the University of North Florida. The Hoosiers sit in a tie for 11th place in the 15-team field at the Sawgrass Country Club (par 72; 6,925 yards).

    Dubbed the first collegiate major of the year, the field features eight of the top 25 and 10 of the top 30 teams in the nation. Fourth-ranked Alabama leads with a 2-over 290, one shot ahead of 12th-ranked Tennessee and four strokes clear of 28th-ranked Pepperdine.

    "It was nice to get a round under our belt," Indiana head coach Mike Mayer said. "Conditions were tough today. There was a lot of wind and this is a championship-caliber golf course. We played well at times, but were very erratic. I think we will improve each round and continue to play better and better."

    Leading the way for the Hoosiers is junior Drew Allenspach. The Sugar Land, Texas, native sits in a share of eighth place after a gritty even-par 72. Allenspach bounced back from a triple bogey on the par-4 ninth hole to shoot 1-under on the backside. Georgia State's Joel Sjoholm leads the 81-player field at 3-under par.

    Playing in the No. 1 position, junior Jorge Campillo carded a 4-over 76. Campillo, the 42nd-ranked player in college golf, is tied for 43rd place.

    One shot behind Campillo are junior Seth Brandon and sophomore Alex Martin. The duo owns a share of 49th place following matching 77s.



    Making his collegiate debut, true freshman Ren Han rounded out the Hoosier lineup with an 83, putting him in a share of 77th.

    The 54-hole tournament continues Monday morning with the second 18. Tee times will start at 7:45 a.m. EST.

    IU Individual
    T8) Drew Allenspach 72
    T43) Jorge Campillo 76
    T49) Seth Brandon 77
    T49) Alex Martin 77
    T77) Ren Han 83

    Team Scores
    1) No. 4 Alabama 290
    2) No. 12 Tennessee 291
    3) No. 28 Pepperdine 294
    T4) No. 2 UCLA 295
    T4) No. 3 Charlotte 295
    T6) North Florida 296
    T6) No. 50 Georgia State 296
    T6) No. 18 Florida 296
    9) No. 14 South Carolina 300
    10) No. 29 UAB 301
    T11) No. 19 INDIANA 302
    T11) Vanderbilt 302
    T13) No. 23 Central Florida 306
    T13) Notre Dame 306
    T13) Coastal Carolina 306


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