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Feb. 19, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s golf team concluded the Puerto Rico Classic in 13th after finishing the third round with a 2-over 290 Tuesday. The Buckeyes totaled a three-day score of 24-over 888 on the par 72, 6,902-yard River Course at the Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, P.R.

Alabama captured the team title, finishing with a 33-under 831. Albin Choi of NC State soared up the individual leaderboard after carding a final round of 65 to win the tournament with a 12-under 204.

Freshman Michael Bernard led the Buckeyes on the final day, carding a 2-under 70. The 18-hole total was a career-low for the Huber Heights, Ohio, native. Bernard finished tied for 39th with a 5-over 221.

Classmate Max Rosenthal came in tie for 36th following a round of 76 to total a 4-over 220. Sophomore Boo Timko finished tied for 47th with a 7-over 223, while Grant Weaver concluded the tournament tied for 55th with a 10-over 226. Freshman Tee-k Kelly rounded out the Buckeye lineup with a 21-over 237.

The Buckeyes take a month off from competition before returning to the links at the Seminole Intercollegiate March 15-17. The three-day tournament will be played at the Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee, Fla.

2013 Puerto Rico Classic – Round 3
Rio Mar Country Club – Rio Grande, P.R.
Par 72, 6,902 yards

Team Standings
1. Alabama – 279-278-274–831 (-33)
2. Oklahoma – 280-277-281–838 (-26)
3. SMU – 287-278-283–848 (-16)
4. Georgia – 290-280-282–852 (-12)
5. Georgia Tech – 286-285-287–858 (-6)
6. Northwestern – 297-281-285–863 (-1)
7. Virginia Tech – 292-288-286–866 (+2)
8. Clemson – 281-294-292–867 (+3)
9. North Carolina State – 303-291-281–875 (+11)
10. Augusta State – 292-294-290–876 (+12)
11. East Tennessee State – 296-297-290–883 (+19)
12. North Carolina – 291-296-300–887 (+23)
13. Ohio State – 304-294-290–888 (+24)
14. Purdue – 308-292-297–897 (+33)
15. Michigan – 298-313-295–906 (+42)

Ohio State Standings
T36. Max Rosenthal – 74-70-76–220 (+4)
T39. Michael Bernard – 77-74-70–221 (+5)
T47. Boo Timko – 76-74-73–223 (+7)
T55. Grant Weaver – 79-76-71–226 (+10)
73. Tee-k Kelly – 77-76-84–237 (+21)