Sep 6, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State men's golf team concluded the first day of the season-opening Northern Intercollegiate Golf Tournament Friday, recording a 23-over 311. The Buckeyes will begin the second day of competition Saturday in 12th on the par-72, 7,236-yard course at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.
In the first meet of his Buckeye career, freshman Frederik Hammer led the Scarlet and Gray in scoring for much of the day. He finished with a 5-over 77 to tie for 47th-place in the individual standings, earning three birdies in the process. Sophomore Michael Bernard also ended the day one with a 5-over 77, while classmate Max Rosenthal also totaled a 77 on the day. Rosenthal is competing as an individual for Ohio State.
Sophomore Tee-k Kelly shot a 6-over 78. Kelly, who is currently tied for 58th, had perhaps the highlight of the day for the Buckeyes when he dropped an eagle on the 17th hole.
David Snyder of Kentucky and Blair Hamilton of Houston currently sit on top of the individual leaderboard after each shot an impressive 5-under 67. Houston also ranks first in the team competition, earning a 9-under 279.
Action will resume Saturday with tee times scheduled to commence at 8 a.m.
Northern Intercollegiate - Round 1
Rich Harvest Farms: Sugar Grove, Ill.
Par 72, 7,236 yards
1. Houston - 279 (-9)
2. Liberty - 281 (-7)
3. Kentucky - 286 (-2)
4. Virginia - 289 (+1)
5. UCF - 290 (+2)
6. Ball State - 293 (+5)
7. Louisville - 298 (+10)
8. St. Mary's - 300 (+12)
9. UT Arlington - 301 (+13)
10. North Texas - 304 (+16)
11. Indiana - 306 (+18)
12. Ohio State - 311 (+23)
13. Miami of Ohio - 315 (+27)
14. San Diego - 321 (+33)
15. Northern Illinois - 325 (+37)