April 20, 2014
West Lafayette, Ind. – The Ohio State men’s golf team recorded its fourth consecutive top-5 finish, placing fifth in the 2014 Boilermaker Invitational. The Buckeyes grinded it out and climbed up the standings as the weekend progressed. Ohio State sat in 12 place after round one and seventh entering Sunday before ascending to fifth with a final round 284 (-4). OSU finished 15-over (304-291-284).
Junior Boo Timko notched his highest showing since placing fourth at the Rod Myers Invitational Oct. 12-13, 2013. He shared fourth at the Boilermaker, carding rounds of 76-66-71 for a 3-under 213.His second-round 66 was one of just six rounds in the 60s posted in the tournament. Timko’s t-4th performance marks his third top-10 of the season.
Sophomore Tee-k Kelly made his way to the top-25 for the fourth time in 2013-14. His 5-over 221 (76-75-70) was good for a share of 22nd place. Logan Jones shot even par on Sunday, wrapping up a t-39th weekend. The junior from Dublin, Ohio registered rounds of 79-73-72.
Freshman Frederik Hammer clubbed the shot of the tournament, burying a hole-in-one from 220 yards out with a 4-iron. The ace ignited Hammer’s lowest score of the week, a third-round 71. Add in his 77s in the opening two trips around the course and Hammer placed t-47th with a 9-over 225. It was a day for Buckeye hole-in-ones as Allison Harper from the women’s team dropped in an ace on Sunday as well, competing on the Scarlet Course during the Lady Buckeye Invitational.
Freshman Clark Engle completed the lineup, registering scores of 75-82-77. The 18-over 234 put him in a tie for 72nd.
Next up for the Buckeyes is postseason play, starting with the Big Ten Championships May 2-4 in French Lick, Ind.