Oct. 12, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - With little separating the overall field of competitors, the Ohio State men's golf team is eighth at the Rod Myers Invitational hosted by Duke in Durham, N.C. The Buckeyes carded a 4-over 580 on the first day of competition Saturday, which consisted of two rounds of play on the par 72, 7,154-yard course at the Duke University Golf Club.
Boo Timko dropped the lowest total for the Scarlet and Gray. A native of Girard, Ohio, Timko turned it on in the second round of play, posting an impressive seven birdies for a 7-under 65 performance. In all, the Buckeye junior finished with a 3-under 141, and will begin the final round in a sixth-place tie.
Another Buckeye also posted an improved second round score, Max Rosenthal. A sophomore from Eden Prairie, Minn., Rosenthal built on his 1-over 73 in the first to card a 1-under 71 in the second round. Rosenthal concluded the day tied for 15th-place with an even 144.
In the first tournament action of his Buckeye career, freshman Clark Engle had a consistent day on the links. Engle tallied a 3-over 75 in both the first and second rounds, which gave him a 6-over 150 for 46th-place. Fellow freshman Frederik Hammer battled back to post a second round score of 1-under 71 after receiving disqualification in the first.
Rounding out Ohio State's team scoring total was sophomore Tee-k Kelly, who ranks 52nd with an 8-over 152. Kelly ended the first round with a strong 2-over 74, and continued in the second with a 6-over 78. Competing as an individual, junior Trey Sullivan will start tomorrow in 63rd-place with a 17-over 161.
Fellow Big Ten representative Northwestern sits on top the team leaderboard with a 13-under 563. The Wildcats' marquee competitor Matt Fitzpatrick will look to take home the individual title tomorrow after a solid 9-under 135 first day of play.
Play with resume tomorrow with tee times scheduled to begin at 8:05 a.m.
Rod Myers - Rounds 1 & 2
Duke University Golf Club - Durham, N.C.
Par 72, 7,154 yards
1. Northwestern: 283-280-563 (-13)
T2. North Carolina: 285-290-575 (-1)
T2. Baylor: 294-281-575 (-1)
4. Liberty: 294-282-576 (E)
T5. Duke: 297-281-578 (+2)
T5. East Carolina: 293-285-578 (+2)
7. Charlotte: 288-291-579 (+3)
8. Ohio State: 298-282-580 (+4)
9. Pacific: 294-290-584 (+8)
10. Iowa: 300-290-590 (+14)
11. Tulsa: 302-290-592 (+16)
6. Timko: 76-65-141 (-3)
15. Rosenthal: 73-71-144 (-1)
46. Engle: 75-75-150 (+6)
52. Kelly: 74-78-152 (+8)
63. Sullivan: 85-76-161 (+17)
Buckeyes Cap Season on a High Note