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May 18, 2001

The Ohio State men’s golf team fired a 22-over-par round two score of 306 to tie for 14th place with the University of Colorado after the second round of play at the NCAA Central Regional tournament. The tournament is being held at the Karsten Creek Golf Club (par 74) and is hosted by Oklahoma State.

Mike Austin (Sr., Burton, Mich./Flint Powers Catholic) fired a one-over-par 75 in round two today for eighth place. Jason Oien (Jr., New Albany, Ohio/Westerville North) shot a 75 in round two and Kevin Hall (Fr., Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Rita) fired a 77 to tie for 66th place. Ryan Dennis (Jr., Stow, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) is in 104th place, scoring 79 in round two. Justin Collins (Fr., Ironton, Ohio/Ironton) shot an 83 to finish in 107th place.

The final round of the NCAA Central Regional tournament will be played tomorrow beginning at 8:30 a.m. The top ten teams and top two individuals from the tournament will advance to the NCAA Championship, May 30-June 3 in Durham, N.C.

TEAM STANDINGS (par 74) RD1 RD2 TOTAL 1. Charleston College 291 287 578 2. Oklahoma 293 291 584 3. Kent State 289 296 585 4T. Minnesota 292 297 589 4T. Texas A&M 281 298 589 6. Purdue 297 293 590 7. Oklahoma State 292 301 593 8. Baylor 292 302 594 9T. North Carolina 299 296 595 9T. Augusta State 293 302 595 11. Tulsa 297 299 596 12. Houston 293 304 597 13. Toledo 301 296 597 14T. Ohio State 292 306 597 14T. Colorado 298 300 598 16. Southern Methodist 299 300 599 17. Texas 294 306 600 18T. Northwestern 304 299 603 18T. Kansas 303 300 603 20. Lamar University 301 303 604

OSU INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS RD1 RD2 TOTAL 8T. Mike Austin 68 75 143 66T. Jason Oien 76 75 151 66T. Kevin Hall 74 77 151 104T. Ryan Dennis 75 79 156 107T. Justin Collins 74 83 157