Hoosiers Head Toward Second Title of 2008, Campillo Paces Field
April 7, 2008
COLUMBIA, Mo. - With two rounds in the books at the UMB Bank-Mizzou Tiger Classic, the No. 24 Indiana men's golf team shot a 580 and holds a four-shot advantage over No. 39 Arkansas. The Hoosiers recorded a scorching 2-under 286 in Monday afternoon's session following a 294 in round one at The Club at Old Hawthorne (par 72; 7,204 yards).
The University of Missouri is hosting the event, which features five teams in the top 40. In addition to its advantage over Arkansas, IU leads No. 22 Michigan State by 16 shots, No. 23 Wichita State by 23 and No. 40 Michigan by 16.
Junior Jorge Campillo fueled the Hoosiers with a 6-under-par 66, a competitive course record, in round two on the heels of an even-par 72 to open the day. Campillo's 138 total leads the 70-player field and is four shots clear of Andrew Landry of Arkansas. The Caceres, Spain, native's 66 is a career best and puts him in position for the fourth title of his career. Campillo last earned a victory at the 2007 Pinehurst Intercollegiate.
Coming off a share of sixth place at the adidas Hoosier Invitational, junior Drew Allenspach picked up right where he left off. The Sugar Land, Texas, product shot a pair of 72s to grab a tie for fourth place at 144. Allenspach shares fourth with two other golfers and is in search of his third top 10 of the season.
Playing in the fifth spot, sophomore Alex Martin started strong with an even-par 72 before finishing with a 76. Martin found his way into the top 20 and is tied for 18th at 148.
Sitting it a tie for 28th is junior Seth Brandon. After struggling with a 78 on the opening 18, Brandon bounced back with a 72 in round two. His 72 along with Allenspach and Campillo gave the club three scores at even-par or lower to close the afternoon.
True freshman Ren Han started the day with a 78 and thought he netted a 72 on the second 18. However, he realized he really shot 73 and the team reported the scoring error. The rules state if there is a scoring discrepancy after the scorecard is signed, that golfer is disqualified. Therefore, Han was disqualified and Martin's 76 was counted toward the team score.
After earning the best finish of his career, a second-place effort, at the adidas Hoosier Invitational, senior Santiago Quirarte entered the event as an individual. He closed day one at 157 (79-78) and shares 50th place.
The Hoosiers look for its second title of the 2008 spring on Tuesday. Tee times are set for 8 a.m. CDT.
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