April 18, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio University men’s golf team will wrap up the 2012-13 regular season this weekend at the Rutherford Intercollegiate in University Park, Pa.
The two-day, 54-hole tournament gets underway Saturday at 7:30 a.m. on Penn State’s Blue Course. The Bobcats will play two rounds on day one, and a final round beginning Sunday at 7:30 a.m.
The tournament field is comprised of 14 teams, led by host Penn State. The other participating squads are Maryland, Bowling Green, Seton Hall, Youngstown State, Rutgers, Minnesota, Binghamton, Robert Morris, Xavier, Georgetown, Connecticut and Villanova.
Ohio will send a quintet of golfers to compete in the event that includes senior Michael Lamping (Dublin, Ohio), junior Connor Coldwater (Clarks Summit, Pa.), sophomore Andrew Mlynarski (St. Michaels, Md.) and freshmen Michael Engelman (Grand Blanc, Mich.) and Brad Burgess (St. Catharines, Ontario).
The renovated 7,202-yard, par-71 Blue Course hosted its first major amateur event in 2009, the Big Ten Men's Golf Championship. With the updates and improvements made in 2007, the Blue Course now proudly sits with some of the top courses in the Big Ten.
Ohio is playing its second tournament of the week, as the Bobcats finished eighth out of 14 teams at the Kemper Sports Intercollegiate, played Monday and Tuesday at the Glen Club in Glenview, Ill.
Ohio posted a final-round 299 to finish the tournament at a combined 39-over par (301-303-299-903). The Green and White placed a pair of competitors in the top-30 of the event, as Lamping and Coldwater posted identical 54-hole scores of 223 (+7) to finish in a tie for 26th place.
Mlynarski finished in a tie for 51st after setting a new personal best for a 54-hole tournament with a three-round total of 231 (77-81-73, +15).
-- GO BOBCATS! --