Feb. 16, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – After a fourth-place finish at the Big Ten Match Play Championship, the Ohio State men’s golf team continues its spring season in Rio Grande for the Puerto Rico Classic. The tournament will take place Feb. 17-19 on the par 72, 6,902-yard River Course at the Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, P.R.
Name: Puerto Rico Classic
Course: Rio Mar Country Club-River Course (par 72, 6,902 yards)
Field: 15 teams
East Tennessee State
Georgia Tech (10)
North Carolina (30)
North Carolina State
THE BUCKEYE LINEUP
Representing Ohio State is a youthful lineup comprised of two sophomores and three freshmen. Sophomores Boo Timko and Grant Weaver both competed in last year’s tournament, guiding the team to an 11th-place finish. Joining the pair are freshmen Tee-k Kelly, Michael Bernard and Max Rosenthal.
The weather for the three-day tournament is looking perfect for golf. Each day will see highs in the mid-80s with no more than 20 percent chance of rain.
2012 PUERTO RICO CLASSIC
The Buckeyes finished 11th in last year’s installment of the Puerto Rico Classic and were led by former Buckeye Alex Redfield who finished tied for 14th with a 1-under 215. Then-freshmen Boo Timko and Grant Weaver concluded tied for 39th and 43rd, respectively.
RECAP: BIG TEN MATCH PLAY
The Ohio State men’s golf team finished fourth at the Big Ten Match Play Championships Saturday on the par 72, 7,474-yard The Concessions Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. Illinois captured the tournament title, while Michigan State came in second and Iowa took third. Making their third-straight semifinal appearance, the Buckeyes faced champion Illinois in the morning round and fell 5-0.
The squad then followed with a 3-1-1 loss to Iowa to place fourth. Freshman Michael Bernard captured the team’s lone win on the final day, defeating Hawkeye Nathan Yankovich 2&1. The Huber Heights, Ohio, product finished the weekend with a 3-1 overall record to lead the squad.
The Buckeyes travel to Florida for the Seminole Intercollegiate in Tallahassee, Fla., Mar. 15-17.