Buckeyes Travel to Dallas for Royal Oaks Intercollegiate
Oct. 26, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - In the final tournament of the fall season, the Ohio State men's golf team will compete at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate Monday and Tuesday in Dallas. Taking place on the par 71, 7,068-yard course at the Royal Oaks Country Club, the tournament will feature a field of 12 teams, including six ranked in the top 20.
Schedule of Play:
THE BUCKEYE LINEUP
SCOUTING THE LINKS
The tournament is hosted in a joint effort from Baylor University and Southern Methodist University. It was established in 2008, with Texas A&M claiming the first team title. Last season, it was Oklahoma State who came out on top after play was halted following 36 rounds of play due to inclement weather.
LAST TIME OUT
Junior Boo Timko led the way for the Scarlet and Gray with a 6-under 210 performance. In the third round of play, Timko tallied a 3-under 69, which helped him achieve a fourth-place finish in the individual standings. He dropped 12 birdies on the par 72, 7,154-yard course, including seven in the second round.
Timko earned PING All-Midwest honors and was named to the All-Big Ten Championship Team in 2013. He also earned All-Big Ten second team accolades last season. A Girard, Ohio, native, Timko notched a team-best 72.96 stroke average and played in all 12 tournaments.
Weaver averaged a 73.71 stroke coming in second on the team in 2013. A Wooster, Ohio, product, Weaver competed in all 12 tournaments with 27 of 32 rounds counting towards the team score.
Hammer, in his first season with the program, is from Rungsted, Denmark.
A native of Springfield, Ohio, Engle was named the 2011 Ohio Division II Individual State Champion during his time with Springfield Shawnee High School. He was twice named the Central Buckeye Conference Player of the Year, and served as team captain during his junior and senior campaigns. As a senior, Engle recorded a school-record 63 and averaged 34.7 in 9-hole matches and 71.4 in 18-hole tournaments.
Hammer hails from Rungsted, Denmark and was rencently named to the 2013 Big Ten Players to Watch list. In 2009, he won the Doral Junior Publix, European Boys Team Championship as well as the Junior Open. Twice he finished tied for third at the European Boys Championship (2010, 11). He also ranked fifth at the Danish Championship in 2012.
Wick arrives at Ohio State after leading Upper Arlington High School to the 2012 OCC Championship. A two-time recipient of the Jack Nicklaus award, Wick holds a 75 overall average, and his score has counted in every team match for the last two seasons. Wick was an active participant in the Future Collegians World Tour, earning first-team All-America as well as FCWT Central Region Player of the Year honors.