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May 10, 1998

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Ohio State men’s golf team could not overcome the Indiana Hoosiers in the final round of golf at the Big Ten Championship. The Buckeyes fell three strokes short of winning their fourth consecutive Big Ten Title.

Despite having their string of Big Ten titles snapped, the Buckeyes came away with the individual title. Ryan Armour (Sr., Silver Lake, Ohio) was crowned the individual medalist scoring a 1-under-par 287. Armour broke his tie with Corey Sullivan from Indiana with a stellar final round performance. Armour saved his best for last, recording a 70 in the final round.

Two other Buckeye individuals finished within the top 15. Senior Craig Matthew (Pointe Claire, Quebec) and freshman Mike Austin (Burton, Mich.) finished 11th and tied for 15th, respectively.

The Buckeyes will compete in the NCAA Men’s Golf Central Regional at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio, Texas, May 14-16. The top eight teams will advance to the NCAA Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.

1998 BIG TEN MEN’S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
FINAL RESULTS

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total 1. Indiana 302 296 291 288 1177 2. Ohio State 300 302 289 289 1180 T3. Minnesota 302 303 290 293 1188 Northwestern 296 309 301 282 1188 5. Michigan 307 304 296 287 1194 6. Michigan State 296 297 306 304 1203 7. Illinois 318 296 298 296 1208 8. Wisconsin 309 308 304 295 1216 9. Purdue 304 305 308 303 1220 10. Iowa 307 311 301 302 1221 11. Penn State 312 312 313 295 1232 OSU Individuals 1. Ryan Armour 72-73-72-70=287 11. Craig Matthew 75-77-67-78=297 T15. Mike Austin 77-78-74-72=301 T26. Jeff Brown 78-77-76-73=304 T26. Albert Hromulak 76-75-79-74=304

AWARD WINNERS

Les Bolstad Award James McLean, Minnesota (71.2) (low season stroke average) Player of the Year Randy Leen, Indiana Freshman of the Year James McLean, Minnesota Coach of the Year Sam Carmichael, Indiana All-Big Ten Team

Ryan Armour, Ohio State Mike Austin, Ohio State Josh Brewer,Indiana Luke Donald, Northwestern Adam Dooley, Minnesota MichaelHarris, Michigan Rob Kerr, Minnesota Randy Leen, Indiana JamesMcLean, Minnesota D.A. Points, Illinois

FINAL INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total 1. Ryan Armour, OSU 72 73 72 70 287 T2. Josh Brewer, IND 75 77 68 70 290 Corey Sullivan, IND 72 73 72 73 290 4. Luke Donald, NW 74 75 75 67 291 T5. Randy Leen, IND 77 72 73 70 292 Brent Goik, MSU 72 70 77 73 292 T7. Michael Harris, MICH 73 80 73 67 293 Adam Dooley, MINN 77 74 68 74 293 T9. Jess Daley, NW 74 78 76 68 296 James McLean, MINN 75 76 76 69 296 11. Craig Matthew, OSU 75 77 67 78 298 12. Matt Seppanen, NW 68 79 73 78 298 T13. Mark Henderson, ILL 82 72 70 75 299 Ryan Cate, PUR 74 75 73 77 299 T15. Rob Kerr, MINN 76 77 73 75 301 D.A. Points, ILL 77 73 74 77 301 Byron Clift, PSU 73 77 74 77 301 Ryan Helminen, WIS 77 77 76 71 301 Keith Hinton, MICH 77 76 72 76 301 Matt Pumford, MSU 73 76 74 78 301 Mike Austin, OSU 77 78 74 72 301 22. Ed Parga, ILL 79 77 76 70 302 T23. Jeff Barney, MINN 75 79 73 76 303 Kevin Vernick, MICH 78 76 74 75 303 Jason Wombacher, IOWA 73 75 79 76 303 T26. Jeff Brown, OSU 78 77 76 73 304 Matt Gerlach, WIS 79 80 74 71 304 Michael Affeldt, MICH 79 75 77 73 304 Albert Hromulak, OSU 76 75 79 74 304 T30. John Ehrgott, MSU 80 73 77 75 305 C.J. Brock, WIS 75 76 76 78 305 Chris Englund, IOWA 78 78 74 75 305 Erik Ciotti, NW 80 77 77 71 305 T34. Larry Niger, ILL 80 74 79 74 307 Bill Thompson, MINN 76 76 80 75 307 36. Colby Huffman, PUR 77 78 75 78 308 T37. Matt Riegel, MSU 73 79 78 79 309 Scott Phillis, PSU 82 76 76 75 309 Jim Lemon, WIS 78 78 78 75 309 John Rhomberg, IOWA 78 81 77 73 309 T41. Matt Stutzman, IOWA 80 78 71 81 310 Steve Wheatcroft, IND 78 74 83 75 310 Ryan Chalfant, PUR 75 75 80 80 310 T44. Jim Sudac, PUR 78 79 82 72 311 Joey Chuasiriporn, PSU 81 83 77 70 311 46. Alberto Quevedo, MSU 78 78 78 78 312 T47. Bert Jones, PUR 80 77 80 76 313 John Barry, IND 78 79 78 78 313 T49. Scott Hayes, MICH 82 77 83 72 314 David Shaffer, NW 82 79 77 76 314 T51. Adam Turner, IOWA 78 80 82 78 318 Matt Abbott, PSU 79 80 86 73 318 John Carlson, WIS 80 77 79 82 318 54. Brian Atkinson, ILL 85 80 78 81 324 55. Brad Kittsley, PSU 79 79 87 81 326