Campillo, Hoosiers Fifth After Day One at Gopher Invitational
Sept. 15, 2007
MINNEAPOLIS - Paced by junior Jorge Campillo, the Indiana men's golf team sits in fifth place after two rounds at the Gopher Invitational. Campillo shot a 1-under-par 143 and is tied for fifth at the Spring Hill Golf Club (7,020 yards; par 72).
Third-ranked Lamar leads the field at 576 (290-286), six shots clear of No. 36 Wisconsin (293-289) and nine ahead of Notre Dame (294-291). IU trails No. 31 Michigan State, who is in fourth place at 589 (306-283), by four strokes after shooting 592 (297-295).
"It was a bit of a roller coaster ride for us today," Indiana head coach Mike Mayer said. "We were a bit sloppy and put up some big numbers, which you cannot do on this course. Jorge really played well today and Drew (Allenspach) came back with an important 72 in round two. If we come out and play a really solid round of golf tomorrow, we will make a move."
Campillo opened with an even-par 72 before posting a 1-under in the afternoon session. He trails Wisconsin's Danny Zimmerman by seven strokes. Zimmerman fired a 66 in round one followed by a 70.
After struggling to a 77 in his first action of the season, junior Drew Allenspach bounced back with an even-par 72 in round two. Allenspach shares 20th place at 149 along with four other golfers, including teammate Alex Martin.
Martin, who is coming off a tie for 22nd at the season-opening Inverness Intercollegiate, shot a 2-over-par 74 in round one. The sophomore then carded a 75 in the second round for his 149 total.
Seth Brandon, the third junior in the lineup, started strong but faded in the afternoon. The Dalton, Ga., native shot a 74 in the morning before finishing with a 78. Despite the latter round, Brandon sits in a tie for 30th at 152.
The opposite was true for fifth-year senior Tad Sacheck. He rebounded in the afternoon, collecting a 77 after an opening-round 84. Sacheck shares 57th place at 161 in just the fourth tournament of his career.
The third and final round of the invitational will take place Sunday morning at 8 a.m. CDT.
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