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May 15, 1998

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Ohio State men’s golf team jumped up two spots into eighth place at the NCAA Central Regional. The Buckeyes shot a 1-under-par 283 on the day for a two round total of 574 strokes. Ohio State trails Houston by 10 strokes heading into the final round of golf.

%^$Ryan Armour (Sr., Silver Lake, Ohio) and Craig Matthew (Sr., Point Claire, Quebec) are tied at 17th place with an even par, 142. Matthew recovered from yesterday’s 73 to post a 2-under-par 69 during the second round. Armour and Matthew lead the Buckeyes after two rounds and trail the individual leader, Hunter Haas from Oklahoma, by six strokes. Mike Austin (Fr., Burton, Mich.) shot an even par during the second round to hold steady at 2-over-par in 29th place.

%^$The Buckeyes will have to hold their ground in the final round of golf tomorrow in order to qualify for the NCAA Championship. Tee times are slated for 7:30 a.m. (CDT).%^$

%^$NCAA Central Regional%^$May 15, 1998%^$San Antonio, Texas%^$Oak Hill Country Club (Par 71, 6691 Yards)%^$University of Texas at San Antonio (host school) %^$Second Round Results

%^$TEAM RESULTS%^$Finish School Rd.1 Rd.2 Total +/-%^$ 1. Houston 283 281 564 -4%^$ 2. Oklahoma 284 283 567 -1%^$ 3. Nebraska 286 282 568 E%^$ T4. Minnesota 287 284 571 +3%^$ T4. Texas A&M 282 289 571 +3%^$ 6. Northwestern 282 290 572 +4%^$ 7. TCU 292 281 573 +5%^$ 8. Ohio State 291 283 574 +6%^$ 9. Kansas 289 286 575 +7%^$T10. Oklahoma State 292 286 578 +10%^$T10. Texas-Arlington 286 292 578 +10%^$ 12. Miami (O.) 293 288 581 +13%^$ 13. Kent 287 297 584 +16%^$ 14. Baylor University 297 289 586 +18%^$ 15. Arkansas 305 282 587 +19%^$ 16. Wichita State 292 296 588 +20%^$T17. Tulsa 291 298 589 +21%^$T17. Southern Methodist 295 294 589 +21%^$ 19. Texas 294 298 592 +24%^$ 20. Drake University 296 300 596 +28%^$ 21. Toledo 297 301 598 +30%^$ %^$INDIVIDUAL LEADER%^$ Individual School Rd.1 Rd.2 Total +/-%^$ Hunter Haas Oklahoma 67 69 136 -6%^$%^$OHIO STATE RESULTS%^$Finish Individual Rd.1 Rd.2 Total +/-%^$T17. Ryan Armour 71 71 142 E%^$T17. Craig Matthew 73 69 142 E%^$T29. Mike Austin 73 71 144 +2%^$T53. Jeff Brown 75 72 147 +5%^$T83. Albert Hromulak 74 77 151 +9%^$