Hoosiers in Fourth After Two Rounds of Olympia Fields Invitational
Sept. 30, 2007
CHICAGO - The Indiana men's golf team finished the first day of the prestigious Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational in fourth place. With a two-round score of 578 (287-291), the Hoosiers lead four top-15 squads at the event, including defending national champion Stanford.
IU posted the best score in the first round with a 287 to take the lead heading into round two. No. 13 Oklahoma State leads the way at 568 following a 4-under-par 276 in the second round. Texas is two shots back at 570, while No. 9 Florida State is one stroke ahead of the Hoosiers with a two-round 579. The Invitational will wrap up with 18 holes on Monday.
"Obviosuly, we played a pretty solid round to start the day," Indiana head coach Mike Mayer said. "To lead a field like this after one round is a pretty impressive feat. We faced some pretty windy and difficult weather in the afternoon. However, we hung in there and played o.k. We just need to learn how to finish our rounds."
Jorge Campillo sits in second place with a 4-under 136 (69-67) through the first two rounds. OSU's Rickie Fowler leads the way at 7-under, while Illinois' Larry Blatt, at 1-under, is the only other person under par for the tournament.
"Jorge played some exceptional golf today," Mayer said. "He carried us today and has a chance to win this tournament with a pretty elite field."
The Hoosiers have finished in the top 6 of each of the previous three tournaments this season, including a third-place finish at last weekend's Wolf Run Intercollegiate.
Fans can follow the third and final round at www.golfstat.com on Monday.
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