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April 30, 2000

%^$Columbus, Ohio– Ohio State shot a final round of 296 to bring their total to 892 and place fifth at the Fossum-Spartan Invitational, hosted by Michigan State at the Forest Akers Country Club in East Lansing, Mich.%^$

%^$Kent State won the event with a score of 870, seven strokes ahead of runner-up Northwestern. Northwestern’s Jess Daley was the medalist with a score of 211, four shots under par and two lower than Rhode Island’s Jim Salinetti.%^$

%^$Mike Austin (Jr., Burton, Mich./Flint Powers Catholic), who shot four-over at 220 to tie for ninth place, was the top finisher for the Buckeyes. David Wagenseller (So., Wilmington, Ohio/Wilmington) tied for 17th place with a score of 223 and Ryan Dennis (So., Stow, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) finished tied for 26th place at 225.%^$

%^$OSU will compete at the Big Ten Championships next Friday through Sunday in Lafayette, Ind. The four-round event, hosted by Purdue, will begin Friday at 12:30 p.m. Rounds two and three will be played Saturday and the final round will be played Sunday morning.%^$

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%^$TEAM STANDINGS (par 72)RD1 RD2 RD3 TOT%^$1. Kent State 288 285 297 870%^$2. Northwestern 299 289 289 877%^$3. Rhode Island 290 297 298 885%^$T. Michigan State 294 286 305 885%^$5. Ohio State 297 299 296 892%^$6. Xavier 290 300 308 898%^$7. Michigan 303 293 303 899%^$T. Louisville 296 295 308 899%^$9. Indiana 311 302 292 905%^$10.Eastern Michigan 298 305 304 907%^$11.Iowa 303 304 302 909%^$12.Miami (0hio) 312 291 308 911%^$13.Wisconsin 304 298 310 912%^$14.Marshall 303 308 304 915%^$15.Illinois 316 306 304 926%^$16.Western Kentucky 312 306 309 927%^$17.Iowa State 310 313 309 932%^$T. Akron 312 309 311 932%^$

%^$OSU INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS RD1 RD2 RD3 TOT%^$T 9. Mike Austin 73 75 72 220%^$T17. David Wagenseller 74 75 74 223%^$T26. Ryan Dennis 76 74 75 225%^$T42. Justin Collins 74 79 75 228%^$T47. Jason Oien 79 75 75 229%^$