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May 28, 1998

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Ohio State men’s golf team drops to 6-under-par after recording a 286 in the second round of the NCAA Championships. The Buckeyes made the final cut of 15 teams by tying for ninth place after two rounds of play.

Craig Matthew (Sr., Point Claire, Quebec) and Jeff Brown (Sr., Columbus, Ohio) led the Buckeyes during second round action. Both OSU golfers scored 3-under-par 69s for round. Matthew moves into a tie for 32nd place along with teammate Ryan Armour (Sr., Silver Lake, Ohio) at 2-under-par.

The Buckeyes will have their work cut out for them in order to catch team leading UNLV who sits at 23-under-par after racking up an unbelievable 269 (19-under-par) during the second round. Third round action picks up tomorrow.

OHIO STATE RESULTS Finish Individual Rd.1 Rd.2 Total +/- T32. Ryan Armour 67 75 142 -2 T32. Craig Matthew 73 69 142 -2 T48. Jeff Brown 74 69 143 -1 T82. Mike Austin 72 74 146 +2 T82. Albert Hromulak 72 74 146 +2

NCAA Championships May 28, 1998 Albuquerque, N.M. University of New Mexico Championship Course (Par 72, 7151 Yards) University of New Mexico (host school) Second Round Results

INDIVIDUAL LEADER Individual School Rd.1 Rd.2 Total +/- J.J. Henry TCU 67 67 134 -10

TEAM RESULTS Finish School Rd.1 Rd.2 Total +/- 1. UNLV 284 269 553 -23 2. Georgia Tech 281 277 558 -18 3. Clemson 283 278 561 -15 T4. UCLA 289 275 564 -12 T4. Oklahoma State 278 286 564 -12 6. South Carolina 285 281 566 -10 7. California 290 277 567 -9 8. Miami (O.) 286 283 569 -7 T9. Ohio State 284 286 570 -6 T9. Florida 282 288 570 -6 T9. Houston 294 276 570 -6 T12. Arizona State 289 282 571 -5 T12. Minnesota 296 275 571 -5 14. TCU 290 282 572 -4 15. Auburn 290 283 573 -3 16. New Mexico 289 285 574 -2 17. Georgia 279 296 575 -1 18. North Carolina State 288 288 576 E 19. Northwestern 287 290 577 +1 20. Nebraska 286 292 578 +2 21. East Tennessee State 286 293 579 +3 22. Fresno State 285 295 580 +4 23. Southeastern Louisiana 289 293 582 +6 24. Kent 289 294 583 +7 25. North Carolina 294 291 585 +9 26. UC-Santa Barbara 294 295 589 +13 T27. Oregon 303 287 590 +14 T27. Augusta State 294 296 590 +14 29. Oklahoma 295 297 592 +16 30. Arizona 293 300 593 +17