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May 6, 2001

Ohio State finished the 2001 Big Ten Championship today in third place, scoring 289-287-284-291=1151. Northwestern took the Big Ten title, scoring 289-280-284-279=1132. Purdue came in second place with the total score of 1145.

The tournament was hosted by the University of Illinois at the Stone Creek Golf Club (par 72) in Urbana, Ill., May 4-6.

Mike Austin (Sr., Burton, Mich./Flint Powers Catholic) finished in second place, scoring 74-69-66-72=281 (-7), just two strokes over medalist Luke Donald of Northwestern who scored 70-65-73-71=279 (-9).

Ryan Dennis (Jr., Stow, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) came in second for the Buckeyes, scoring 74-75-70-70=289 for 19th place. Jason Oien (Jr., New Albany, Ohio/Westerville North) finished in 22nd place, scoring 73-71-72-74=290. Justin Collins (Fr., Ironton, Ohio/Ironton) took 32nd place, scoring 69-73-76-76=294. Kevin Hall (Fr., Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Rita) finished in 40th place, scoring 73-74-76-75=298.

Up next the Buckeyes compete in Stillwater, Oklahoma at the NCAA Regional Championship, May 17-19.

TEAM STANDINGS (par 72) RD1 RD2 RD3 RD4 TOTAL 1. Northwestern 289 280 284 279 1132 2. Purdue 286 283 285 291 1145 3. Ohio State 289 287 284 291 1151 4. Minnesota 291 291 286 284 1152 5. Iowa 300 292 284 277 1153 6. Michigan State 285 294 292 290 1161 7T. Michigan 296 293 294 285 1168 7T. Wisconsin 301 287 292 288 1168 9. Penn State 293 291 289 296 1169 10. Illinois 294 291 291 294 1173 11. Indiana 302 304 305 294 1205

OSU INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS RD1 RD2 RD3 RD4 TOTAL 2. Mike Austin 74 69 66 72 281 T19. Ryan Dennis 74 75 70 70 289 T22. Jason Oien 73 71 72 74 290 T32. Justin Collins 69 73 76 76 294 T40. Kevin Hall 73 74 76 75 298