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May 25, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s golf team put the finishing touches on the 2003-04 season Tuesday at the annual awards banquet held at the OSU Scarlet Course.

Senior Kevin Hall, who claimed medalist honors while helping the Buckeyes win the 2004 Big Ten Men’s Golf Championship, was recognized as the Scarlet & Gray Award as the team’s top player for the season. He also claimed the Season Low Stroke Average honor with an average score of 72.9 on the year.

Hall (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Rita) won two of the last five events on the season. In addition to the league title won in Ann Arbor, Mich., Hall, a first team All-Big Ten and Big Ten All-Championship team selection, won the Marshall Invitation in early April.

Senior Brett Williams (Circleville, Ohio/Circleville) was the Tom Weiskopf Match Play winner and was the Jack Nicklaus Low Fall Qualifier (70.6 stroke average) honoree.

Junior Scott Anderson (Great Falls, Mont./Great Falls) was the Robert Kepler Award winner, which recognizes spirit, attitude and scholarship during the season.

The Fairway Club Honoree went to Zach Doran (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin) as the graduating senior recognized for his contribution to the team over his career at Ohio State.

Doran, Hall and Justin Collins (Ironton, Ohio/Ironton) also were given Captain’s Recognition Awards.

The Freshman Award went to newcomer Colin Biles (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington). Biles averaged just over 74 strokes per round as a rookie, playing in a total 26 rounds in nine tournaments.

Ohio State’s Big Ten title was the 23rd in program history and the 17th for head coach Jim Brown, who was voted the league’s coach of the year in his 31st season at the helm of the Ohio State program.