By Tim Glon
WEST LAFAYETTE — Ohio Northern is in eighth place after the first day of the 2019 Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championships on Friday at River Greens Golf Course.
Senior Joshua Turich (Centerville) is tied for 19th out of 45 golfers after 27 holes of play with a 75-38—113 on the par-72, 6672-yard course to lead the Polar Bears (18-40-1 overall).
The top 14 golfers and ties at the end of the 72-hole tournament earn All-Conference accolades and Turich is just two shots out of that position with 45 holes yet to play.
Freshman Nolan Kimberly (Zanesville) is tied for 25th with a 79-37—116, senior Nick Anderson (Mason) and senior Ryan Tatman (West Chester/Lakota East) are tied for 33rd with 77-41—182 is and freshman Jared Hernandez (Van Wert) is 42nd with an 82-41—123.
Ohio Northern is eighth out of nine teams with 465 strokes.
Otterbein leads the team standings with a 5-under par 284-143—427 and holds a 17-shot lead over Baldwin Wallace and John Carroll, who stand at 12-over par 444.
Sam Marty of Otterbein leads the individual standings with a 4-under par 69-35—104.
The tournament will continue at 9 am on Saturday with 27 more holes and the final round will be at 11 am on Sunday and will consist of 18 holes.
1. Otterbein 284-143—427, 2. Baldwin Wallace 306-138—444, t2. John Carroll 299-345—444, 4. Heidelberg 299-151—450, t5. Muskingum 305-150—455, t5. Marietta 309-146—455, 7. Mount Union 304-154—458, 8. Ohio Northern 308-157—465, 9. Capital 316-157—473.
Top 14 Individual Results (All-OAC)
1. Sam Marty (Ott) 69-35—104, 2. Andrew Sikorski (Berg) 73-33—106, 3. Johnny Peck (Ott) 72-36–108, t4. Kurt Fortman (Ott) 70-39—109, t4. Jimmy Clark (BW) 73-36—109, t4. Spencer Jordan (Ott) 73-36—109, t4. Tyler Dunfee (Ott) 73-36—109, t8. Brenton Franks (Muck) 72-38—110, t8. Hunter Miller (BW) 75-35—110, t8. Nolan Laughlin (JCU) 76-34—110, t11. Sean O'Grady (JCU) 75-36—111, t11. Logan Holbrook (Cap) 73-38—111, t11. Luke engle (MtU) 75-36—111, t11. Matt Eddins (MtU) 75-36—111.
Ohio Northern Individual Results