Ohio State Finishes Fourth at Big Ten Match Play Championships
Feb. 9, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State men's golf team finished fourth at the Big Ten Match Play Championships Saturday on the par 72, 7,474-yard The Concessions Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.
Illinois captured the tournament title, while Michigan State came in second and Iowa took third.
Making their third-straight semifinal appearance, the Buckeyes faced champion Illinois in the morning round and fell 5-0. The squad then followed with a 3-1-1 loss to Iowa to place fourth.
Freshman Michael Bernard captured the team's lone win on the day, defeating Hawkeye Nathan Yankovich 2&1. The Huber Heights, Ohio, product finished the weekend with a 3-1 overall record to lead the squad.
Senior Matt Turner finished the weekend 1-1-1, while freshmen Tee-k Kelly and Max Rosenthal had records of 1-2-1 and 1-1, respectively. Sophomores Boo Timko and Grant Weaver also competed for the Buckeyes.
The Buckeyes continue their spring season at the Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Feb. 17-19.
Big Ten Match Play Championship - Day Two
Illinois def. Michigan State, 5-0
Northwestern def. Indiana, 2-2-1
Michigan def. Purdue, 3-1-1
Iowa def. Ohio State, 3-1-1
Steve Ihm halved Boo Timko, all square
Joseph Winslow def. Grant Weaver, 2&1
Ian Vandersee def. Tee-k Kelly, 2&1
Brian Bullington def. Max Rosenthal, 6&5
Michael Bernard def. Nathan Yankovich, 2&1