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April 22, 2000

%^$Columbus, Ohio— Ohio State finished the first day of the First Energy Intercollegiate Invitatitational, hosted by the University of Akron at the fabled Firestone Country Club, in first place after shooting three-under par with a score of 573.%^$

%^$The Buckeyes are 21 strokes ahead of Wisconsin, Kent State and Iowa, who are tied for second place with two-round total of 594.%^$

%^$OSU heads into the final round with four golfers placed in the top six.%^$

%^$David Wagenseller (So., Wilmington, Ohio/Wilmington) finished day one of the invitational in first place with a score of 141. Mike Austin (Jr., Burton, Mich./Flint Powers Catholic) shot a 143 to place second, he is followed by Jason Oien (So., Westerville, Ohio/Westerville North), who is in fourth place with a score of 144 and Ryan Dennis (So., Stow, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) who shot a 145, good for sixth place.%^$

%^$The final round of the invitational will begin Easter Sunday with a shot-gun start at 8 a.m.%^$

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%^$TEAM STANDINGS%^$(par 72) RD1 RD2 Tot%^$1. Ohio State 282 291 573%^$2. Wisconsin 304 290 594%^$T. KentState 304 290 594%^$T. Iowa 296 298 594%^$5. Toledo 305 293 598%^$T. Purdue 299 299 598%^$T. Notre Dame 296 302 598%^$8. Penn State 305 302 607%^$9. E. Michigan 308 300 608%^$10.Indiana 307 303 610%^$T. Wright State 303 307 610%^$12.Illinois 309 302 611%^$13.Ohio 302 310 612%^$T. Bowling Green 304 308 612%^$15.Miami (Ohio) 308 307 615%^$16.Ball State 314 305 618%^$17.Akron 314 307 621%^$18.N. Illinois 309 313 622%^$19.Xavier 313 312 625%^$20.Marquette 323 314 637%^$

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%^$OSU INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS RD1 RD2 TOTAL%^$ 1. David Wagenseller 68 73 141%^$T2. Mike Austin 70 73 143%^$T4. Jason Oien 71 73 144%^$T6. Ryan Dennis 73 72 145%^$T59.Justin Collins 76 79 155