Mayer Announces Lineup for Gopher Invitational
Sept. 13, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Heading into its second tournament of the 2007-08 campaign, Indiana men's golf head coach Mike Mayer announced his lineup for the Gopher Invitational Thursday afternoon. The University of Minnesota will host the tournament on Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 15-16, at the Spring Hill Golf Club in Minneapolis.
Four of the five golfers representing the Hoosiers in the season-opening Inverness Intercollegiate will make the trip to Minneapolis. Fifth-year senior Tad Sacheck, juniors Seth Brandon and Jorge Campillo, and sophomore Alex Martin will be joined by junior Drew Allenspach.
Brandon paced IU with a share of fifth place at Inverness. He closed the event with a 1-over 214 (71-73-70) en route to the fifth top 10 of his career and his third top-five finish.
Martin finished behind Brandon and in a tie for 22nd after a 2-over-par 73 in the final round. The Middletown, Ohio, product carded a 3-over 74 in round one and capped the second 18 with a 75. Martin secured the fourth top-25 finish of his young career.
Sacheck netted a tie for 30th in just the third tournament of his career. His 224 total bested his previous low finish of 235, and his share of 30th was his top placing.
Campillo entered the final 18 tied at Inverness in 13th at 2-over par by shooting a 2-under 69 and a 75 in the first and second rounds, respectively. He completed the event in a share of 44th place at 226.
Allenspach carded a 76.03 scoring average in 35 rounds of action last season. He joined Brandon and Campillo as the only three Hoosiers to appear in each of the team's tournaments. A first team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V selection, Allenspach recorded his third-career top 10 and seven top-25 finishes last season.
"With what Drew has accomplished his first two seasons, expectations certainly have risen," Mayer said. "He has been a very integral part of what we have done the last two years, and I expect him to continue his role this year. He's a natural leader and he works harder than anyone else on this team. What we need from Drew is a little more consistency, especially in his short game."
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