Feb. 9, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – 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 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.

Senior Matt Turner finished the weekend 1-1-1, while freshmen Tee-k Kelly and Max Rosenthal had records of 1-2-1 and 1-1, respectively. Sophomores Boo Timko and Grant Weaver also competed for the Buckeyes.

The Buckeyes continue their spring season at the Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Feb. 17-19.

Big Ten Match Play Championship – Day Two
The Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, Fla.
Par 72, 7,474 yards

Round 3
Michigan State def. Iowa, 3-2
Northwestern def. Michigan, 3-1-1
Indiana def. Purdue, 3-0-2
Illinois def. Ohio State, 5-0
                Thomas Pieters def. Boo Timko, 1 up
                Charlie Danielson def. Grant Weaver, 1 up
                Thomas Detry def. Tee-k Kelly, 4&3
                David Kim def. Michael Bernard, 4&3
                Mason Jacobs def. Matt Turner, 3&1

Round 4
Illinois def. Michigan State, 5-0
Northwestern def. Indiana, 2-2-1
Michigan def. Purdue, 3-1-1
Iowa def. Ohio State, 3-1-1
                Steve Ihm halved Boo Timko, all square
                Joseph Winslow def. Grant Weaver, 2&1
                Ian Vandersee def. Tee-k Kelly, 2&1
                Brian Bullington def. Max Rosenthal, 6&5
                Michael Bernard def. Nathan Yankovich, 2&1