Ohio could not recover from a bad first round at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate on March 9-11 in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and eventually finished 12th in the tournament.

The Bobcats' opening round was their worst single round of the season: All five golfers failed to break 80 in their round, and they shot 42 strokes over par as a team. 

Ohio came back with solid second and third rounds, but those rounds weren't enough to overcome the tough first.

Ben Sattler led the Bobcats and shot 17 over par. Sattler was one of the best at picking up pars and finished with the third most, 38, at the tournament. After a 10-over first round, Sattler played better over the final two rounds, shooting a combined 7 over.

Two Bobcats —Zach Crawford and Tom Nettles — tied for 49th place at 21 over par. Crawford's best round was the second, as he shot 2 over par. 

Nettles was consistent, with two rounds of 6 over par. He was the best Bobcat in the first round, shooting 9 over par. 

Ohio only made 14 birdies over three rounds — the second-lowest total in the tournament. Nettles and Crawford made five each to lead the Bobcats. 

In his second tournament of his Ohio career, Tanner Johnson tied for 63rd with a good second round of 3 over par. His three-round score was 25 over par.

Brady Bohl has led Ohio throughout the season with the lowest average round, but he struggled and finished 34 over par.

Fellow Mid-American Conference team Ball State finished second, just one stroke off the top spot.

Ohio will have a few weeks off from tournaments — its next will be the Greenbrier Invitational on April 9-10 in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia. 

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