Coconis and Hoag become first Buckeye pair recognized since 2000
COLUMBUS, Ohio Senior Kyle Coconis and freshman Bo Hoag of the Ohio State men’s golf team were both named Second Team All-Big Ten, the conference announced Tuesday. It is the first All-Big Ten honor for Coconis and the first time a pair of Buckeyes has been named All-Big Ten since 2000, when Mike Austin and David Wagenseller were first-team selections.
Coconis, a team co-captain from Zanesville, Ohio, had an outstanding senior season. After playing in just two tournaments in his first three seasons, Coconis became a mainstay in the Ohio State lineup this year, playing in all 31 rounds and leading the team in stroke average for the majority of the season, currently with a 72.81 average. He shot a Buckeye-best six rounds in the 60s with four rounds of a career-low 68. A total of 14 of his rounds were at or under par. The graduate of Maysville High School had eight Top 20 finishes in 10 tournaments, including two in the Top 5. Most recently, he tied for 13th last weekend at the 2008 Big Ten Championships. Coconis also received the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
Hoag, a native of Upper Arlington, Ohio, posted a stroke average of 73.13 in his first collegiate season. He carded five rounds in the 60s, including two rounds of a career-low 67, and nine of his rounds were under par. The Upper Arlington High School product had four Top 10 finishes this season, including tying for 10th to lead the Buckeyes at the Big Ten championships last weekend. Along with Coconis, Hoag played in all 31 rounds this season.