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May 2, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Chris Emanuel (So., Ottumwa, Iowa) led the Buckeyes to a seventh-place finish (304-295-305=904) and third among Big Ten teams in the 17-team Fossum Invitational. Emanual tied for 12th with rounds of 73-73-76=222. Illinois, led by medalist Larry Nuger (68-68-72=208) won the event (298-288-287=873). Michigan State, the host school, was fifth (304-292-299=895).

The 7th-place finish for the Buckeyes was the third-consecutive Top 10 finish after completing the Marshal Invitational (April 9-10) sixth and the Kepler Intercollegiate (April 17-18) ninth.

At the Fossum, Albert Hromulak (Sr., Johnstown, Pa.) and Ryan Dennis (Fr., Stow, Ohio) tied for 23rd after rounds of 78-71-76=225 and 73-76-76=225, respectively, for OSU.

This was Ohio State’s final tuneup prior to the Big Ten Championships, sheduled for May 14-16 at Minnesota.

TEAM STANDINGS (par 72) RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL 1. Illinois 298 288 287 873 2. Kent 287 295 301 883 3. Toledo 294 294 296 884 4. Eastern Michigan 306 287 299 892 5. Michigan State 304 292 299 895 6. Miami, Ohio 295 301 302 898 7. Ohio State 304 295 305 904 8. Wisconsin 307 298 303 908 Michigan 302 305 301 908 10. Louisville 298 302 309 909 11. Xavier 300 300 310 910 12. Indiana 312 302 303 917 13. Wright State 299 315 306 920 Marshall 300 312 308 920 15. Iowa 314 308 302 924 16. Akron 309 313 304 926 17. Cincinnati 304 309 315 928

INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS 1. Larry Nuger, Ill. 68 68 72 208

OSU INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS T12 Chris Emanuel 73 73 76 222 T23 Albert Hromulak 78 71 76 225 T23 Ryan Dennis 73 76 76 225 T57 David Wagenseller 81 75 77 233 T75 Mike Austin 80 78 79 237