April 26, 2000

%^$ COLUMBUS, Ohio–Ohio State sophomore David Wagenseller (Wilmington,%^$ Ohio/Wilmington) earned the Big Ten Men’s Golfer of the Week award after winning the First%^$ Energy Intercollegiate last weekend in Akron, Ohio.%^$

%^$ Wagenseller shot 214 with a low round (1st) of 68 to win the event. For the third%^$ consecutive weekend, Wagenseller posted the best finish of his career. At the Marshall Invite%^$ (April 7-8) he tied for ninth place with a 219. Two weekends ago at the Kepler Invitational,%^$ Wagenseller finished tied for fifth with a score of 220.%^$

%^$ Wagenseller is the first OSU medalist since Ryan Armour captured the individual title at the%^$ 1998 Big Ten Championships in Lansing, Mich.%^$

%^$ The First Energy Invitational victory marked the first time OSU had taken home a%^$ tournament crown since the Buckeyes won both the Kepler and Wolverine invitationals in 1998.%^$

%^$ The Buckeyes will return to action this weekend at the Fossum Invitational in Lansing, Mich.%^$ The first two rounds of the 54-hole invite will be played Saturday. The third and final round will%^$ begin Sunday morning with a shotgun start.