Golfers can’t match Big Ten’s power

Chalk this one up for experience. At least that’s the way veteran NIU men’s golf coach Jack Pheanis prefers to look at the Big Ten Conference-sponsored Northern Intercollegiate results.

NIU finished in a three-way tie for the undistinguished No. 18 position.

Ohio State University won the tournament crown over the University of Wisconsin based on a tiebraker after both teams finished with 54-hole totals of 883. The University of Illinois was third at 898, while Penn State University and Michigan State University shared fourth with 900 totals.

NIU compiled a 924 as did Purdue University and Marshall University.

“The weather wasn’t the greatest for the first two days. While conditions improved for the final 18, our scores didn’t,” Pheanis said. “It’s disappointing, but you’ve got to learn from your mistakes. So this one goes down as one for the memory bank.”

For NIU, Niclas Jinglov had the best final-round effort with a 75 that was preceded by a 75 and 77 for a three-day tally of 227.

John Larson’s consistency – 76-77-78 – produced a 231, while Jason Samuelian and Derek Schoonhoven both fired 236 and Andrew Podolak added a 237.