Over half the roster receives academic award
Hammer becomes first OSU Kepler champion since 2009
Hammer, a freshman from Denmark, sits atop leaderboard
Ohio State looks to contend for its 24th Kepler Intercollegiate team title on its home course
Junior Boo Timko leads Buckeyes with an even 213 for 8th overall
2014 Robert Kepler Intercollegiate
2014-15 (Redshirt Season): Redshirted ... earned Academic All-Big and OSU Scholar-Athlete Ten honors.
2013-14 (Sophomore Season): Averaged 74.88 strokes per round, competing in nine tournaments and playing a total of 26 rounds ... contributed to the team score in 13 of 20 rounds as a member of the lineup ... compiled a half dozen scores under par, including a season-best 69 in the final round of the USF Invitational (Mar. 2-4) to complete a T-22nd placement (71-73-69--213, -3) ... tied for 14th in The Windon Memorial (Sept. 22-23) with rounds of 70-71-75--216 (E) ... cracked the top-25 again in the Seahawk Intercollegiate (Mar. 16-17) shooting a 4-over 148 (72-76) to share 24th place ... finished as Ohio State's second-best performer at the Rod Myers Invitational (Oct. 12-13), earning a share of 32nd (73-71-78--222, +6) ... an Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio-State Scholar-Athlete honoree.
2012-13 (Freshman Season): Saw action in 11 of 12 tournaments - 10 for team scoring and one as an individual ... came in fourth on the squad with a 75.24 stroke average ... 20 of 29 rounds counted towards team score ... five rounds under par ... led the squad to a team title at the Windon Memorial (Sept. 23-24) as he tied for eighth with a 219 (77-72-70) ... recorded a season-low 217 at the Marshall Invitational (Sept. 10-11) ... second round score of 69 marked a season-best 18 hole score ... top Buckeye at the Puerto Rico Classic (Feb. 17-19) with a 220 ... came in tied for 12th at the Northwestern Spring Invitational (April 15-16) with a 221 (71-73-77).
Prior to Ohio State: A 2012 All-State selection... also earned 2012 First-Team All-Academic accolades... finished fourth at the 2012 state tournament with rounds of 77-67... his 67 at state tied a tournament record ... an All-Conference selection in basketball during his junior season.
Personal: Son of Ross and Stacey Rosenthal... has an older brother, Adam, and a younger sister, Ali... Adam played golf at Northern Illinois (2009) and Missouri (2010-12) ... the nephew of Jody Anschutz, former LPGA Rookie of the Year ... majoring in consumer and family financial services.
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