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Bo Hoag leads Ohio State with even-par performance

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s golf team concluded the second tournament of the spring schedule Tuesday in a tie for 13th place at the Puerto Rico Classic. In the first stroke play event of 2010, the Buckeyes closed out with a team score of 12-over  876 on the par 72, 6,902-yard Rio Mar River Course in Rio Grande, P.R.

The tournament crown went to a Texas team that tallied a final mark of 42-under par to fend off top-ranked Oklahoma State by six strokes. Kevin Tway of the Cowboys earned medalist honors for the event, notching three-consecutive rounds in the 60s en route to a 17-under par finish.

The Buckeyes were led by Bo Hoag, who tallied a 1-over 73 in the final round of play. The junior from Upper Arlington, Ohio, had rounds of 74-69-73 to finish in a tie for 25th place at even-par 216.

Junior Brad Smith tallied rounds of 74-68-76 en route to a tie for 39th place at 218. Senior Brad Wright shot a 74 in the closing round and totaled 225 to tie for 59th.

Junior Michael Cress and freshman Matt Turner ended tied for 63rd place at 227. Turner fired a 1-over 73 in the final round while Cress shot a 79 to close out the tournament.

Up next, Ohio State will take a break for over month until the FAU Spring Break Tournament in Delray Beach, Fla. March 26-28.

Puerto Rico Classic – Final
Rio Mar River Course, Rio Grande, P.R.
Par 72, 6,902 yards

Team Standings Score
1. Texas  277-269-276-822 (-42)
2. Oklahoma State 275-279-274-828 (-36)
3. Clemson  281-278-284-843 (-21)
4. Northwestern 290-278-286-853 (-11)
5. Georgia Tech  285-280-290-855 (-9)
T-6. Purdue  286-282-288-856 (-8)
T-6. Georgia  286-278-292-856 (-8)
8. East Tennessee St. 284-287-288-859 (-5)
9. Kent State  286-281-299-866 (+2)
10. Oklahoma  292-293-284-869 (+5)
11. Alabama  288-296-286-870 (+6)
12. Virginia Tech 290-300-282-872 (+8)
T-13. Ohio State 291-289-296-876 (+12)
T-13. Michigan  293-288-295-876 (+12)
15. UNC Greensboro 294-298-289-881 (+17)

Ohio State Results Scores
T-25. Bo Hoag  74-69-73-216 (E)
T-39. Brad Smith 74-68-76-218 (+2)
T-59. Brad Wright 72-79-74-225 (+9)
T-63. Michael Cress 75-73-79-227 (+11)
T-63. Matt Turner 71-83-73-227 (+11)