Allenspach Looking for Top 10 in Collegiate Debut
Sept. 12, 2005
CHARDON, Ohio - Armed with a lineup featuring three freshmen, a sophomore and a walk-on junior, the Indiana men's golf team struggled to a 12th-place tie after day one at the NCAA Central Regional Preview. The Hoosiers shot a 597 (300-297) in the 17-team field at the Sand Ridge Golf Club.
TCU leads the tournament with a 574 (284-290), six strokes ahead of Kent State (295-285) and seven shots clear of third-place Xavier (298-283).
Drew Allenspach led IU with an impressive 2-over-par 144 total and sits just outside the top 10 in a six-way tie for 11th place. The freshman showed his redhot play this summer was no fluke, kicking off his collegiate career with a 73 before closing with an even-par 71 on the second 18. Allenspach carded four birdies and four bogeys in round two en route to his 71.
Gary Woodward of Kansas holds the 36-hole lead at 133 (67-66), three up on Kansas State's Ben Kern (68-68) and six ahead of Xavier's Andy Connell (74-65).
Another freshman making his debut, Jorge Campillo, matched Allenspach for the team's lowest round of the day with a 71 in round two, putting him in a tie for 21st entering the final day of competition. The Caceres, Spain, product sits at 146 after opening with a 75.
Meanwhile, Seth Brandon also made his Indiana debut. The Dalton, Ga., native is in 82nd following a two-round 159 total (78-81).
"With three freshmen in the lineup, we knew it could be a roller coaster ride and we had it today," Indiana head coach Mike Mayer said. "Drew had a nice performance today, and Jorge had a good afternoon but that was it. All three freshmen will get better, but we needed better performances from Santiago and Aaron. That was the difference today."
The Hoosiers look to climb the leaderboard Tuesday morning in the third and final round of the tournament with a scheduled 8:45 a.m. (EDT) tee time.
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