Campillo Lurking, Hoosiers Tied for Ninth in Ann Arbor
Sept. 24, 2005
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - After 36 holes of play at the Wolverine Invitational on Saturday, the Indiana men's golf team sits in a tie for ninth place in the 15-team field. Playing the University of Michigan Golf Course (par 71, 6,704 yards), the Hoosiers posted a 577 (291-286).
Michigan, taking advantage of competing on its home course, holds a 12-shot lead at 552 (277-275) over Oregon State (286-278) and a 13-stroke advantage over Charlotte (289-276).
Pacing the Hoosiers for the third straight week is Jorge Campillo. The freshman carded a 4-under-par 138 after season-best rounds of 70 and 68. Campillo is well on his way to a third consecutive finish in the top 15 and is in contention for his first collegiate title. The Caceres, Spain, native trails Michigan's Brian Ottenweller (67-67) by four strokes entering the final round.
"Jorge really fought through a difficult day," Indiana head coach Mike Mayer said. "He made some mistakes in the first round, including hitting a ball out of bounds, but he came out with a very respectable score. I'm proud of the way he fought, and if he has a good day tomorrow, he has a chance to win this tournament."
Drew Allenspach continued his solid play, firing an even-par 71 in round one and closing out the second 18 with a 72. The freshman's 1-over 143 total puts him in a tie for 24th with 18 holes remaining in the event.
Playing as an individual, freshman Seth Brandon took advantage of his second opportunity to compete this season. Brandon bounced back following a 74 in round one with a strong 71 in round two to move into a 35th-place tie.
Back to the lineup, sophomore Santiago Quirarte opened with a 72 before falling into a share of 54th at 148 with a second-round 76.
As was the case last weekend at the Gopher Invitational (Sept. 17-18), senior Scott Seibert struggled early, shooting a 78 to start the day. However, Seibert came back with an even-par round in the afternoon and is tied for 62nd.
Closing out the lineup, freshman Brandon Pike kicked off his collegiate career at 154 (79-75) and heads into the final 18 sharing 77th place.
IU returns for the third and final round of the event on Sunday, teeing off at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).
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