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Oct. 4, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s golf team finished sixth in the 14-team Big Ten/Pac-10 challenge Tuesday. The Buckeyes shot 877 (287-294-296) at the two-day, 54-hole event. The competition was played at The Glen Club (par 72, 7,149 yards) in Glenview, Ill.

Ohio State’s Colin Biles, a junior from Columbus, Ohio, finished tied for the No. 7 spot in the individual standings with a score of 214 (69-75-70) to lead the Buckeyes.

Northwestern was the team champion with a score of 4-under par 860 (286-289-285). Minnesota finished three shots back at 863.

Northwestern’s David Merkow was the event medalist. He shot 209 (-7) to claim the title after rounds of 70-71-68.

The Big Ten and Pac-10 each sent seven schools to compete at the event.

Arizona, Arizona State, California, UCLA, Oregon, USC and Washington from the Pac-10 and Indiana, Illinois, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State and Purdue from the Big Ten participated in the Challenge this year. The event will held at Bandon Dunes in Oregon next fall.

Ohio State next travels to Durham, N.C., to compete in the Duke Intercollegiate Oct. 9-10.

Team

Pl. School Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total
1. Northwestern 286 289 285 860
2. Minnesota 294 282 287 863
3. Arizona State 288 285 292 865
4. UCLA 293 283 292 868
5. Washington 289 298 287 874
6. Ohio State 287 294 296 877
7. Arizona 296 290 292 878
  Michigan State 290 298 290 878
9. Purdue 298 284 300 882
10. Illinois 290 301 294 885
11. Indiana 293 294 299 886
12. USC 293 297 309 899
13. Oregon 305 304 296 905
14. California 298 310 312 920

Individuals

Pl. Name, School Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total
1. David Merkow, NW 71 70 68 209
2. James Lepp, Wash. 70 69 71 210
3. Antti Ahokas, Minn. 71 70 70 211
  Niklas Lemke, ASU 73 66 72 211
5. Alejandro Canizares, ASU 70 71 72 213
  Chris Wilson, NW 72 70 71 213

Ohio State Individuals

Pl. Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total
T7. Colin Biles 69 75 70 214
T23. Jack Tyler 70 75 75 220
T35. Michael Haverfield 73 74 76 223
T49. Dan Rush 75 70 82 227
59. Kevin Graberman 79 78 75 232