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Ohio State tied for sixth after first round, second round underway

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Bo Hoag, a junior from Upper Arlington, Ohio, opened the 2010 Big Ten Championships with a 2-under 69 Friday in Maple Plain, Minn., and the Ohio State men’s golf team is tied for sixth after the first round with a score of 293 (+9).  The tournament is being held on the par 71, 7,152-yard course at the Windsong Farm Golf Club outside of Minneapolis.

The Buckeyes are tied with Purdue and are within striking distance of the top 3. Ninth-ranked Illinois leads the field by five strokes with the only under-par team score of the day at 281 (-3).

Hoag is tied for second with three others and two strokes back from leader David Lipsky of Northwestern, who fired a 67 to kick off the league tournament.

The second round is underway with live scoring available on www.golfstat.com. A complete recap of the first day of the Big Ten championships will be on www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com once round two has concluded.