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Oct. 11, 2011

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – After a consistent first day of competition, the Ohio State men’s golf team concluded the final round of the Jack Nicklaus Invitational in second place with a 54-hole total of 878. The Buckeyes, who hosted the event, finished the third round with a score of 304 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. 

Senior Alex Redfield and freshman Boo Timko continued their successful fall campaign by placing tied for ninth and 12th, respectively. Redfield posted a 2-over 218 after three rounds, while Timko followed closely with a 3-over 219 performance.

Also competing for the Scarlet and Gray, senior Dan Charen finished tied for 18th, recording a 7-over 223 on the par 72, 7,352-yard Muirfield course. Redshirt freshman Logan Jones and freshman Grant Weaver each tied for 29th, concluding the tournament 10-over 226.

The Buckeyes held a one stroke lead heading into the final round of play, but were ultimately topped by No. 11 Texas. The Longhorns finished the day the only team under par (-2) and recorded a final score of 862. No. 21 Illinois, No. 18 Kent State and UCLA rounded out the top five finishers in the team competition.

Illinois’ Thomas Pieters took away the individual title after an impressive 7-under 209 showing.

Ohio State will wrap up fall play after traveling to Windermere, Fla., Oct. 23-25 for the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational.

Jack Nicklaus Invitational- Rounds 1-3
Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio
Par 72, 7,352 yards 

Team Standings Scores

  1.  Texas – 299-276-287–862      
  2.  Ohio State 286-288-304–878  
  3.  Illinois – 288-300-296–884  
  4.  Kent State – 291-284-310–885    
  5.  UCLA – 289-297-300–886
  6.  Arkansas – 299-291-297–887    
  7.  LSU – 299-289-305–893
  8.  Purdue – 305-297-292–894
  9. TCU – 298-299-303–900
  10. Oklahoma State – 296-304-303–903    
  11. North Carolina – 301-305–606
  12. Texas Tech – 303-296-315–914    

Ohio State Results
T9. Alex Redfield – 72-70-76–218
T12. Boo Timko – 72-72-75–219
T18. Dan Charen – 68-79-76–223
T29. Grant Weaver – 74-74-78–226
T29. Logan Jones – 77-72-77–226