West Lafayette, Ind.-The Ohio State men’s golf team leads the Northern Intercollegieate after the first day of play. The Buckeyes shot a 296 (+8) and lead second-place Toledo by two strokes. The second round was not completed as scheduled due to darkness. The first two rounds of the tournament were scheduled for Friday. Six golfers had not finished the round by the end of the day. %^$ Noah Lucas (So., Worthington, Ohio) led the Buckeyes with a 73-stroke performance, one over par. Jason Westrick of Ball State leads the field at 72. %^$ The remainder of the second round resumes at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, before the start of the third round. %^$

TEAM STANDINGS (par 72) RD 1 RD 2 RD3 TOTAL %^$1. Ohio State 296%^$2. Toledo 298%^$3. Marshall 301%^$4. Ball State 302%^$5. Michigan State 303%^$6. Wisconsin 304%^$ Iowa 304%^$8. Purdue 305%^$ Illinois 305%^$10. Miami (Ohio) 306%^$11. Indiana 308%^$12. Penn State 311%^$13. Akron 323%^$

OSU INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS%^$T-6. Noah Lucas 73 %^$T-9. Ryan Dennis 74%^$T-9. David Wagenseller 74%^$T-19. Justin Collins 75%^$T-33. Jason Oien 77%^$