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Sept. 29, 2013

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s golf team wrapped up the first day of action at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational in a seventh-place tie with Ball State, while carding a 30-over 598  after two rounds of play. Tee-k Kelly led the way for the Buckeyes with a 15th-place, 3-over 145 performance on the par 71, 7,455-yard Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University Golf Club.

Kelly, a sophomore from Wheaton, Ill., started the day off with a solid 2-over 73 first round. He continued the effort into the second round, posting a 1-over 72, with two birdies earned.  

Freshman Frederik Hammer birdied two holes in the first round, helping him reach a 1-over 72. In the second round, he recorded yet another birdie on No. 4 to card a 4-over 75. Hammer will begin the final round of play tied for 20th with a 5-over 147 overall score.

Finishing the day tied for 29th, junior Boo Timko earned an 8-over 150. Timko’s classmate Grant Weaver followed with 14-over 156 for a 48th-place tie.

Sophomore Max Rosenthal rounded out the Scarlet and Gray total with an 18-over 160.

California’s Brandon Hagy ranks first on the individual leaderboard with a 4-under 138. The Golden Bears also stand on top the team standings with an impressive 7-under 561.

Play will resume tomorrow, with tee times scheduled for an 8:15 start time off of Nos. 1 and 10.

Jack Nicklaus Invitational – Rounds 1 & 2
The Ohio State University Golf Club, Scarlet Course – Columbus, Ohio
Par 71, 7,455 yards

Team Standings
1. California – 281, 280 – 561 (-7)
2. Oklahoma – 291, 282 – 573 (+5)
3. Oklahoma State – 292, 285 – 577 (+9)
4. Purdue – 281, 305 – 586 (+18)
5. Kent State – 293, 298 – 591 (+23)
6. Mississippi State – 300, 292 – 592 (+24)
T7. Ohio State – 299, 299 – 598 (+30)

T7. Ball State – 298, 300 – 598 (+30)
9. East Tennessee State – 295, 304 – 599 (+31)
10. Long Beach State – 300, 300 – 600 (+32)
11. Eastern Michigan – 307, 298 – 605 (+37)
12. North Carolina – 300, 313 – 613 (+45)

Buckeye Scores
15. Tee-k Kelly – 73, 72 – 145
T20. Frederik Hammer – 72, 75 – 147
T29. Boo Timko – 75, 75 – 150
T48. Grant Weaver – 79, 77 – 156
56. Max Rosenthal – 80, 80 – 160