May 4, 2014
FRENCH LICK, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s golf team concluded the 2014 Big Ten Championships with its second-best round of the 72-hole weekend, shooting 297 on Sunday and finishing at 54-over (1,206) overall to place sixth. Minnesota was crowned champions and earned the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals by carding a 34-over 1,186.
A pair of Buckeyes battled their way into the individual top-10 for the second consecutive season. Boo Timko, a junior from Girard, Ohio, saved his best round for last, carding an even-par 72 on the final day to climb up to sixth place. He started the weekend with two rounds of 73 before battling treacherous winds during a 79 on Saturday and the aforementioned 72 fourth round for a weekend total of 297 (+9).
Sophomore Tee-k Kelly recorded Ohio State’s best round of the event, dipping below par with a 71 in round two. He started and ended with 75s in addition to a 78 on Saturday to earn a share of seventh place on the individual leaderboard (299, +11).
Freshman Addison Coll got better as the tournament progressed. He opened with a 78 and shaved off two shots in a 76 round number two. Coll then posted the team’s best third round score, piercing the winds for a 77 on Saturday. He wrapped up his time in French Lick by contributing to the team score for the third time, registering a final round 74.
Junior Logan Jones was a three-time contributor to the team tally as well, tying for 41st overall. He tallied bookend marks of 76 with a 75 and 81 in the middle rounds. Freshman Frederik Hammer placed 52nd individually, notching a total score of 315 (+27, 82-75-79-79).
FINAL TEAM SCORES
1st-Minnesota 295-300-301-290-1186 (+34)
2nd-No. 6 Illinois 297-298-308-287-1190 (+38)
3rd-No. 35 Iowa 307-296-307-284-1194 (+42)
4th-No. 44 Northwestern 301-301-305-297-1204 (+52)
5th-No. 43 Purdue 298-296-309-302-1205 (+53)
6th-Ohio State 302-294-313-297-1206 (+54)
7th-Michigan State 303-307-303-299-1212 (+60)
8th-Indiana 301-305-313-296-1215 (+63)
9th-Penn State 307-300-315-299-1221 (+69)
10th-Wisconsin 311-302-312-297-1222 (+70)
11th-Nebraska 309-306-315-294-1224 (+72)
12th-Michigan 303-317-311-295-1226 (+74)
6th-Boo Timko 73-73-79-72-297 (+9)
t-7th-Tee-k Kelly 75-71-78-75-299 (+11)
30th-Addison Coll 78-76-77-74-305 (+17)
t-41st-Logan Jones 76-75-81-76-308 (+20)
52nd-Frederik Hammer 82-75-79-79-315 (+27)
BTN will provide tape-delayed coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships on Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. ET. The NCAA Men’s Golf Championships selection show will air on the Golf Channel on Monday beginning at 10 a.m. ET.