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May 6, 2001%^$

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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.%^$

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%^$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