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April 23, 2000

%^$Columbus, Ohio– Ohio State shot a final round of 296 to claim the First Energy Intercollegiate Invitational Title with a total score of 969. The Buckeyes finished five strokes ahead of Kent State, which shot 280 to narrow OSU’s margin of victory by nine shots in the final round.%^$

%^$The Buckeyes had three of the top four finishers at the Invitational, hosted by the Universtiy of Akron at the renowned Firestone Country Club.%^$

%^$OSU was led by medalist David Wagenseller (So., Wilmington, Ohio/Wilmington), who claimed the individual title with a score of 214, edging out Kent State’s Ben Curtis’ total of 215. Mike Austin (Jr., Burton, Mich./Flint Powers Catholic) and Jason Oien (So., Westerville, Ohio/Westerville North) tied for third place with a score of 216.%^$

%^$Ohio State will compete at the Fossum Invitational next Saturday and Sunday in Lansing, Mich.%^$

%^$TEAM STANDINGS%^$(par 72) RD1 RD2 RD3 Tot%^$1. Ohio State 282 291 296 869%^$2. Kent State 304 290 280 874%^$3. Purdue 299 299 292 890%^$T. Iowa 296 298 296 890%^$5. Wisconsin 304 290 297 891%^$6. Toledo 305 293 295 893%^$7. Notre Dame 296 302 307 905%^$8. Penn State 305 302 299 906%^$9. Bowling Green 304 308 296 908%^$10.E. Michigan 308 300 307 915%^$11.Ball State 314 304 298 916%^$12.Miami (Ohio) 308 307 302 917%^$13.Indiana 307 303 309 919%^$T. Wright State 303 307 309 919%^$15.N. Illinois 309 313 298 920%^$T. Ohio 302 310 308 920%^$17.Illinois 309 302 311 922%^$18.Xavier 313 312 303 928%^$19.Akron 314 307 315 936%^$20.Marquette 323 314 309 946%^$

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%^$OSU INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS RD1 RD2 RD3 TOTAL%^$1. David Wagenseller 68 73 73 214%^$T3. Mike Austin 70 73 73 216%^$T3. Jason Oien 71 73 72 216%^$T13.Ryan Dennis 73 72 78 223%^$T64.Justin Collins 76 79 78 233%^$