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March 3, 2014

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s golf team completed its second round of play at the USF Invitational Monday standing tied for 10th in the team rankings. The Buckeyes have garnered a 3-over 579 total on the par 72, 7,153-yard South Course at the Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in Dade City, Fla.

Leading the way for the Buckeyes in the individual rankings is freshman Clark Engle. Carding a 5-under 67 in the second round, Engle jumped in the standings after recording a 3-over 75 performance on day one. With a 2-under 142 total, Engle is now tied for 21st. This time around Engle was much more consistent throughout the day, recording an eagle on hole 11 along with five birdies.

Sophomore Max Rosenthal finished 1-over 73 in the second, bringing his own total to an even 144. Rosenthal dropped a birdie on the second hole and remained consistent for the remainder of the round. In the standings, he ranks in a 33rd-place tie.

Once again linked in terms for scores, junior Boo Timko and freshman Frederik Hammer each posted a round of 3-over 75, bringing their tournament totals to 5-over 149 for 65th. Timko pulled through with four birdies for the day, while Hammer dropped three.

Rounding out Ohio State’s team total was sophomore Tee-k Kelly, who also has a 5-over 149 for 65th after putting out a 7-over 79 second round.

Play will resume at the USF Invitational with the third and final round scheduled for Tuesday, March 3.

USF Invitational – Round 1&2
Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club – Dade City, Fla.
Par 72 – 7,153 yards

Team Standings:
1. South Florida – 281-269-550 (-26)
2. Florida State – 175-284-559 (-17)
3. Illinois – 280-280-560 (-16)
T4. Mercer – 280-282-562 (-14)
T4. UNCG – 275-287-562 (-14)
6. Memphis – 277-289-566 (-10)
7. Auburn – 282-287-569 (-7)
8. Purdue – 283-287-570 (-6)
9. Florida – 291-285-576 (E)
T10. College of Charleston – 288-291-579 (+3)
T10. Ohio State – 289-290-579 (+3)

12. Cincinnati – 293-287-580 (+4)
13. Marquette – 295-291-586 (+10)
T14. Eastern Michigan – 293-294-587 (+11)
T14. Wisconsin – 288-299-587 (+11)
16. DePaul – 293-296-589 (+13)
17. Air Force – 294-298-592 (+16)

Buckeye Leaderboard:
T21. Clark Engle – 75-67-142 (-2)
T34. Max Rosenthal – 71-73-144 (E)
T62. Boo Timko – 74-75-149 (+5)
T62. Frederik Hammer – 74-75-149 (+5)
T62. Tee-k Kelly – 70-79-149 (+5)