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    May 10, 1998

    NU Men's Golf Ties for Third Place at Big Ten Championships

    Luke Donald Finishes in Fourth Place, Named All-Big Ten

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Northwestern men's golf team shot a six-under-par 282 in Sunday's final round to tie for third place at thace at the 1998 Big Ten Conference Championship in East Lansing, Mich. NU and Minnesota each posted team scores of 1,188, 11 strokes behind tournament champion Indiana. Ohio State finished second at 1,180.

    Individually for the Wildcats, freshman Luke Donald (Buckinghamshire, England) fired a final-round 67 to take fourth place at three-over-par 291, four strokes behind tournament champion Ryan Armour of Ohio State. Donald's 67 was tied for the lowest round of the tournament. Sophomore Jess Daley (Kent, Wash./Kentwood)shot 68 on Sunday to tie for ninth place at 296. Other Wildcat finishes were Matt Seppanen (12th, 298), Erik Ciotti (t30th, 305) and David Shaffer (t49th, 314).

    Donald was the lone Wildcat on this year's All-Big Ten squad, posting just the second an average of 72.5 strokes per round this season, the second-lowest total in Northwestern history. He also is just the second NU freshman ever to be named All-Big Ten, joining three-time All-American Scott Rowe, who was the 1994 Big Ten Freshman of the Y will be paired with Kansas and Texas A&M for Thursday's opening round and Friday's second round. The Central Regionals end Sat., May 16, with the top 10 teams and two individuals advancing to the NCAA Championships, scheduled for May 20-23 in Albuquerqueear. Coming off last year's second-place performance, this marks just the second time in recent history that NUhas posted back-to-back finishes of third place or better attttttnext weekend for the NCAA Central Regionals. NU, seeded fourth in the distric the Big Ten Championship. NU took third place in 1986 and runner-up in 1987.

    The Wildcats travel to San Antonio to take place in the NCAA Central regionals, which take place from May 14-16.

    1998 BIG TEN MEN'S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
    FINAL RESULTS

    FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
                            1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
        1. Indiana          302 296 291 288 1177
        2. Ohio State       300 302 289 289 1180
       T3. Minnesota        302 303 290 293 1188
           Northwestern     296 309 301 282 1188
        5. Michigan         307 304 296 287 1194
        6. Michigan State   296 297 306 304 1203    
        7. Illinois         318 296 298 296 1208
        8. Wisconsin        309 308 304 295 1216
        9. Purdue           304 305 308 303 1220
       10. Iowa             307 311 301 302 1221
       11. Penn State       312 312 313 295 1232
    AWARD WINNERS
        Les Bolstad Award    
            James McLean, Minnesota (71.2)  (low season stroke average)
        Player of the Year   
            Randy Leen, Indiana
        Freshman of the Year 
            James McLean, Minnesota     
        Coach of the Year    
            Sam Carmichael, Indiana     
        All-Big Ten Team 
            Ryan Armour, Ohio State         
            Mike Austin, Ohio State
            Josh Brewer, Indiana
            Luke Donald, Northwestern
            Adam Dooley, Minnesota
            Michael Harris, Michigan
            Rob Kerr, Minnesota
            Randy Leen, Indiana
            James McLean, Minnesota
            D.A. Points, Illinois
    FINAL INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS
                                    1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
        1.  Ryan Armour, OSU        72  73  72  70  287
        T2. Josh Brewer, IND        75  77  68  70  290
            Corey Sullivan, IND     72  73  72  73  290
        4.  Luke Donald, NW         74  75  75  67  291
        T5. Randy Leen, IND         77  72  73  70  292
            Brent Goik, MSU         72  70  77  73  292
        T7. Michael Harris, MICH    73  80  73  67  293      
            Adam Dooley, MINN       77  74  68  74  293
        T9. Jess Daley, NW          74  78  76  68  296
            James McLean, MINN      75  76  76  69  296
        11. Craig Matthew, OSU      75  77  67  78  298
        12. Matt Seppanen, NW       68  79  73  78  298
       T13. Mark Henderson, ILL     82  72  70  75  299      
            Ryan Cate, PUR          74  75  73  77  299
       T15. Rob Kerr, MINN          76  77  73  75  301
            D.A. Points, ILL        77  73  74  77  301
            Byron Clift, PSU        73  77  74  77  301
            Ryan Helminen, WIS      77  77  76  71  301
            Keith Hinton, MICH      77  76  72  76  301
            Matt Pumford, MSU       73  76  74  78  301
            Mike Austin, OSU        77  78  74  72  301
        22. Ed Parga, ILL           79  77  76  70  302
       T23. Jeff Barney, MINN       75  79  73  76  303
            Kevin Vernick, MICH     78  76  74  75  303
            Jason Wombacher, IOWA   73  75  79  76  303
       T26. Jeff Brown, OSU         78  77  76  73  304
            Matt Gerlach, WIS       79  80  74  71  304
            Michael Affeldt, MICH   79  75  77  73  304
            Albert Hromulak, OSU    76  75  79  74  304
       T30. John Ehrgott, MSU       80  73  77  75  305
            C.J. Brock, WIS         75  76  76  78  305
            Chris Englund, IOWA     78  78  74  75  305
            Erik Ciotti, NW         80  77  77  71  305
       T34. Larry Niger, ILL        80  74  79  74  307
            Bill Thompson, MINN     76  76  80  75  307
        36. Colby Huffman, PUR      77  78  75  78  308
       T37. Matt Riegel, MSU        73  79  78  79  309
            Scott Phillis, PSU      82  76  76  75  309
            Jim Lemon, WIS          78  78  78  75  309
            John Rhomberg, IOWA     78  81  77  73  309
       T41. Matt Stutzman, IOWA     80  78  71  81  310      
            Steve Wheatcroft, IND   78  74  83  75  310
            Ryan Chalfant, PUR      75  75  80  80  310
       T44. Jim Sudac, PUR          78  79  82  72  311
            Joey Chuasiriporn, PSU  81  83  77  70  311     
        46. Alberto Quevedo, MSU    78  78  78  78  312     
       T47. Bert Jones, PUR         80  77  80  76  313
            John Barry, IND         78  79  78  78  313
       T49. Scott Hayes, MICH       82  77  83  72  314
            David Shaffer, NW       82  79  77  76  314
       T51. Adam Turner, IOWA       78  80  82  78  318
            Matt Abbott, PSU        79  80  86  73  318
            John Carlson, WIS       80  77  79  82  318
        54. Brian Atkinson, ILL     85  80  78  81  324     
        55. Brad Kittsley, PSU      79  79  87  81  326