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May 16, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State shot a final round 284, its lowest of the season, but dropped a spot to fifth at the Big Ten Men’s Golf Tournament at the Les Bolstad/University of Minnesota Golf Course. %^$

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%^$ The Buckeyes were fourth after three rounds but Wisconsin (292-289-294-281=1,156) fired a 281 Sunday to edge the Buckeyes (287-292-294-284=1,157) for fourth. %^$

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%^$ Ohio State was led by Chris Emanuel (So., Ottumwa, Iowa), who finished ninth with rounds of 72-72-71-70=285, and Albert Hromulak (Sr., Johnstown, Pa.) who was just a stroke back at 286 (73-70-72-71) to tie for 10th. %^$

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%^$ Ohio State played in the event with three freshmen (David Wagenseller of Wilmington, Ohio, Jason Oien of Westerville Ohio and Ryan Dennis of Stow, Ohio), a sophomore (Emanuel) and one senior (Hromulak). Oien was playing in his first tournament of the year. %^$

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%^$ Northwestern earned the Big Ten title, edging Minnesota, the host of the tournament. The Wildcats shot rounds of 284-281-284-282=1,131 to capture the championship.%^$

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%^$ Michael Harris, Michigan (69-70-68-71=278) and Larry Nuger, Illinois (68-69-71-70=278) tied for medalist honors. %^$

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%^$ The season has ended for the Buckeyes but Ohio State will host the 21-team NCAA Men’s Central Regional beginning Thursday at the OSU Scarlet Course. Practice rounds begin Wednesday at 8 a.m. The final of three rounds will be held Saturday. The first group will tee off at 7:30 a.m. each day Thursday through Saturday. %^$

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%^$TEAM STANDINGS (par 71) %^$

%^$2. Northwestern 284 281 284 282 1,131%^$1. Minnesota 287 279 281 287 1,134%^$3. Illinois 293 287 286 283 1,149%^$5. Wisconsin 292 289 294 281 1,156%^$4. Ohio State 287 292 294 284 1,157%^$7. Michigan 290 293 295 282 1,160%^$6. Michigan State 292 284 300 288 1,164%^$8. Iowa 289 287 303 286 1,165%^$9. Penn State 298 292 293 288 1,171%^$10. Indiana 296 295 297 285 1,173%^$11. Purdue 300 294 302 285 1,181%^$%^$

%^$INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS%^$

%^$1. Michael Harris, Michigan 69 70 68 71 278%^$ Larry Nuger, Illinois 68 69 71 70 278%^$%^$

%^$OSU INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS%^$

%^$ 9. Chris Emanuel 72 72 71 70 285%^$T10. Albert Hromulak 73 70 72 71 286%^$T33. David Wagenseller 70 73 82 72 297%^$T38. Jason Oien 72 78 77 71 298%^$T51. Ryan Dennis 77 77 74 74 302 %^$