Hoosiers Shoot 297, Allenspach Finishes 12th at John Hayt
Feb. 19, 2008
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLA. - The 19th-ranked Indiana men's golf team closed out its first tournament of the spring season with a 297 on Tuesday, its lowest round at the John Hayt Collegiate. IU finished at 900 (302-301-297), good for 12th place in the 15-team field hosted by the Sawgrass Country Club (par 72; 6,925 yards).
Dubbed the first collegiate major of the year, the field featured eight of the top 25 and 10 of the top 30 teams in the nation. Fourth-ranked Alabama earned the team title with an 873 (290-293-290), four strokes clear of second-ranked UCLA (295-293-289) and 13 shots ahead of tournament host North Florida (296-289-301) and 12th-ranked Tennessee (291-300-295).
Pacing the Hoosiers, junior Drew Allenspach carded his best finish of the season, his third top 25 of the year and the 19th of his career. Allenspach shot a 54-hole 219 total (72-71-76) en route to a three-way tie for 12th place in the 81-player field. Georgia State's Joel Sjoholm earned medalist honors at 209 (69-70-70), five shots in front of a trio of golfers.
Bouncing back from a pair of subpar rounds, Golfweek's 42nd-ranked player in the nation, Jorge Campillo, claimed the low Hoosier round of the day with an even-par 72. After a 76 and 78 in the first and second rounds, respectively, the junior moved up the leaderboard into a tie for 38th place on Tuesday.
On the heels of a pair of 77s, junior Seth Brandon carded a 3-over 75 on the final 18. The Dalton, Ga., product tied for 56th place, the third-best IU finish, at 229.
Improving each of the three rounds in his first tournament as a collegian, true freshman Ren Han finished with a 2-over-par 74. Han, who started the event with an 83, lowered his total to a 77 on the second 18 before today's final round. He ended the collegiate in a share of 67th place.
Joining Han in the 67th spot was Alex Martin. The sophomore posted a 234 following rounds of 77-76-81.
Up next, Indiana hosts the Pinehurst Intercollegiate in Pinehurst, N.C. The event will take place on Sunday-Tuesday, March 16-18.
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