Round Three Play Suspended at NCAA Finals, Campillo Tied for Sixth
May 30, 2008
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - With half of the 30-team field still on the golf course, play in the third round at the NCAA Finals was suspended on Friday afternoon due to inclement weather. The third round will continue at 7 a.m. on Saturday with the fourth and final round to follow.
The Hoosiers made the turn on the back nine at the Kampen Course (par 72; 7,450 yards) when the horns sounded to stop play. Indiana posted a 7-over on the day and sits in 23rd place. Junior Jorge Campillo finished at 2-over through nine holes and is tied for sixth place for the championships at 3-over par. UCLA's Kevin Chappell holds a 4-shot advantage at 6-under-par 210 (69-73-68).
Campillo entered the day in a share of eighth place following rounds of 75 and 70. The Big Ten champion will advance to the fourth and final round if the Hoosiers finish in the top 15 or if he is one of the top six individuals from the remaining teams.
Junior Drew Allenspach had Indiana's top round going before the inclement weather rolled in. The Sugar Land, Texas, native birdied the par-5 10th to finish the day at even-par. Allenspach opened at 79-83 and currently stands in a tie for 107th place.
Alex Martin also made his way through the 10th and finished at 2-over par. The sophomore shares 96th place and kicked off the championships with rounds of 81-78.
Junior Seth Brandon is tied for 85th place and closed Friday at 3-over through the opening nine holes. Brandon came in as the second-ranked Hoosier on the heels of an opening-round 78 and a second-round 79.
Fifth-year senior Santiago Quirarte was the first IU player to start the afternoon and he made his way through 11 holes at 5-over par. Quirarte, who shot 83-84 on the first two days of the finals, is in sole possession of 148th place.
After a 313 in the first round, the Hoosiers carded a 310 in round two. The top 15 teams advance to the final round on Saturday. Auburn and Texas A&M are tied for 14th place, nine shots ahead of the Hoosiers.
UCLA leads the championships at 888 (297-293-298) with Clemson (301-288-302) and Southern California (297-294-300) three shots behind.
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