April 19, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Junior Boo Timko shot the lowest round of the day at The Boilermaker Invitational, carding a 6-under 66 in round number two. After a 36-hole total of 142 (-2), he trails the leader Stuart McDonald of Purdue by a lone stroke sitting in second place entering Sunday's third and final round. Timko dropped in six birdies and no bogies during his dazzling second round performance.
The stacked field includes eight players ranked in the country's top-100, all finishing behind Timko with two rounds in the books.
As a team, the Buckeyes posted a 3-over 291 in the second round, climbing five slots in the standings to own seventh place with 18 holes to play. Ohio State is four shots back from fourth place and seven out from the top-3.
Junior Logan Jones and sophomore Tee-k Kelly saw improvements in round number two just as Timko did. Jones sunk six strokes lower with a 79 opening round followed up by his 73 in the encore. Kelly, meanwhile, shaved off a stroke by recording scores of 76-75. His 151 total is second-best on the team and gives him a share of 40th in the tournament. Jones' 152 is good for t-46th place.
Freshman Frederik Hammer, coming off co-medalist honors at last week's Robert Kepler Intercollegiate, tallied mirror image 77s to finish 10-over for t-63rd. Freshman Clark Engle rounded out the Buckeye contingent, registering the team's best round one score of 75 before getting off track with an 82 in the second round. His 157 sum earns him a share of 75th place.
Ohio State will be paired with Big Ten rivals Michigan State and Indiana on Sunday, teeing off of Hole 7 at approximately 8:45 a.m. ET.