April 5, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Following the opening pair of rounds at the Irish Creek Collegiate, the Ohio State men's golf team boasted an 11-over 579 total Saturday for a fifth place standing. Co-hosted by Davidson and Charlotte, the two-day tournament is being played on the par 71, 7,099-yard course at The Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis, N.C.
Leading the way for the Scarlet and Gray is junior Boo Timko, who will enter the final round in a third-place tie. Timko dropped a 2-over 73 opening round score with four birdies earned. However, the Buckeye standout really shined in the second round, putting together a 4-under 67 performance. Timko scored an impressive seven birdies in the second alone, bringing his current total to 11 thus far.
Freshman Frederik Hammer ranks 11th after carding an even 142 for the day. The Rungstad, Denmark, product eagled the fifth hole in the second round, while also maintaining four birdies for a 2-under 69. In all, Hammer has completed nine holes under par over two rounds.
Following the trend, sophomore Tee-k Kelly also improved in the second round to put forth a 7-over 149 total. In the opening round, Kelly was 6-over 77; however, he improved by five strokes in the second to post a 1-over 72. Currently, Kelly stands in a 52nd-place tie.
Two Buckeyes - Max Rosenthal and Logan Jones - will begin the final round tied for 65th after efforts of 9-over 151. Rosenthal was consistent on the day, with only a one stroke difference between rounds, while Jones found his way in the second with a score of 2-over 73.
North Florida and Georgia State stand together on top the team leaderboard, each carding a 2-over 570. Nine strokes are all that separate the Buckeyes from the first-place holders.
The tournament will resume tomorrow with tee-times off holes one and 10 scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.
Ohio State Men's Golf
Irish Creek Collegiate - Rounds 1 & 2
The Club at Irish Creek - Kannapolis, N.C.
Par 71 - 7,099 yards
T1. North Florida - 291-279-570 (+2)
T1. Georgia State - 288-282-570 (+2)
3. Charlotte - 287-284-571 (+3)
4. Duke - 291-286-577 (+9)
5. Ohio State - 298-281-579 (+11)
T6. Wake Forest - 288-292-580 (+12)
T6. Notre Dame - 295-285-580 (+12)
8. North Carolina - 292-289-581 (+13)
9. East Carolina - 294-289-583 (+15)
10. Appalachian State - 294-290-584 (+16)
11. Indiana - 294-291-585 (+17)
12. Davidson - 297-289-586 (+18)
13. Kansas - 297-289-589 (+21)
T14. Richmond - 297-302-599 (+31)
T14. Akron - 300-299-599 (+31)
16. UNCW - 305-296-601 (+33)
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