COLUMBUS – Tyler Ostrom turned in an even round 72 for the third day of the Indiana State Open golf tournament, but Ostrom nor any of the other three local golfers left have a shot to catch the leaders.
Sitting atop the leaderboard is Andy Winings of Fishers, who fired a two-under 70 to move his lead to 15 under for the tournament. Winings held the lead after day two as well, but has Craig Bowden and Tyler Duncan breathing down his neck.
Bowden turned in a four-under 68 to move to 14-under for the tournament and Duncan came in at five-under to sit at 13-under. Bowden, of Bloomington, and Duncan, a hometown boy from Columbus, were also two and three in the standings coming into Wednesday’s play.
Ostrom rests the highest on the leaderboard of the local players still golfing in the tournament. The Ball State product and Warsaw graduate was even after shooting a 35 on the back side to compliment his 37 from the front.
Nappanee native Brady Klotz is at seven-over for the tournament after his one-over Wednesday. Klotz had four birdies but a double bogey on three was his lone flaw.
Syracuse native Stephen Conrad and Winona Lake’s Jon Schram both are sitting in 54th place after tough third rounds. Conrad, a golf pro living in Scottsdale, Ariz. and a Wawasee graduate, saw his even round on day two fall apart again with a three-over Wednesday after suffering through an opening-round five-over on Monday. Conrad had birdies on one and three, but a double on two and three bogeys the rest of the way befell him.
Schram had his worst round of the tournament with a five-over, troubled by an uncharacteristic four bogeys and a double bogey. Schram and Conrad both are at eight-over for the tournament.
The final round of the Indiana State Open at Otter Creek Golf Club will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday. Results thus far can be found here.