Men's Golf

Buckeyes in First after Two Rounds at Wildcat Invitational

Matt Turner
Matt Turner

April 2, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s golf team got off to an impressive start at the Villanova’s Wildcat Invitational Monday, holding first after two rounds of play at the par-71, 7,055-yard White Manor Country Club in Malvern, Pa. The Buckeyes concluded the day with a 34-over 602; scores of 300 and 302 recorded in the first and second rounds, respectively.

Junior Matt Turner, who entered in the competition as an individual, sits on top of the leaderboard with a 2-under 140. Turner tallied a 3-under 68 in the first round and a 1-over 72 in the second.

Freshman Boo Timko and senior Dan Charen finished the day in fourth and sixth, respectively. Timko recorded a 75 and 74 for a 7-over 149 total, while Charen had a 76 and 74 for an 8-over 150 total.

Coming off his career best fourth-place finish at the FAU Spring Break Championship last week, freshman Grant Weaver is tied for 11th with an 11-over 153. Senior Alex Redfield will go into the final round tied for 25th-place with a 13-over 155, while junior Jamie Sindelar is tied for 34th with a 15-over 157.

Overall, Delaware trails the Buckeyes by just one stroke. Turner is the only competitor to finish the first two rounds under par, while Villanova’s Steve Skurla is in second with a 2-over 144. The golfers battled through tough conditions on the course with wind gusts in the 30-40 mph range.

The Wildcat Invitational will continue tomorrow with the final round of play. Follow the match live at www.golfstatresults.com.

Jack Nicklaus Invitational– Rounds 1 & 2
White Manor Country Club – Malvern, Pa.
Par-71, 7,055 yards


 

 

Team Standings Scores
1. Ohio State
– 300, 302 - 602 (+34)
2. Delaware – 303, 300 - 603 (+35)
3. St. John’s – 306, 299 - 605 (+37)
T4. Central Conn. St. – 316, UNF
T4. Villanova – 313, 297 - 610 (+42)
6. Georgetown – 310. 306 - 616 (+48)
7. Siena College – 320, 305 - 625 (+57)
8. Youngstown St. – 314, UNF
9. Rhode Island – 320, UNF
10. Drexel – 325, 308 - 633 (+65)
11. Bucknell – 320, 318 - 638 (+70)
12. Temple – 323, 324 - 647 (+79)
T13. Fairleigh Dickinson – 332, 316 - 648 (+80)
T13. St. Joseph’s (Phila.) – 335, 313 - 648 (+80)

Ohio State Results
1. Matthew Turner – 72, 68 - 140 (-2)
T4. Boo Timko – 75, 74 - 149 (+7)
6. Dan Charen – 76, 74 - 150 (+8)
T13. Grant Weaver – 74, 79 - 153 (+11)
T25. Alex Redfield – 75, 80 - 155 (+13)
T34. Jamie Sindelar – 82, 75 - 157 (+15)

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