Ohio State Buckeyes tied for fifth after first day of NCAA men's golf regional

Staff reports

The Ohio State men's golf team is tied for fifth place after the first of three days of play in an NCAA regional at the Buckeyes' Scarlet Course.

Oklahoma State leads at 4-under-par, followed by East Tennessee State (2-over), San Francisco (4-over) and Clemson (5-over). Tied at 6-over are Ohio State, Duke and Georgia Tech. the top five teams advance to the NCAA championship.

The Buckeyes are led by Adam Wallin, who shot an even-par 71 and is in eighth place. Wallin made 11 consecutive pars and had one bogey and one birdie the rest of the way. Other Buckeyes playing Jackson Chandler (72), JonErik Alford (73), Maxwell Moldovan (74), Patrick Schmuecking (75). OSU had 10 birdies in the final five holes. Chandler finished with four consecutive birdies.

Julian Perico of Arkansas leads after shooting a 3-under-par 68. The top individual not on the teams advancing also qualifies for the NCAA championship, to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, May 27-June 1.