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Jamie Sindelar, Gary Quinn and Michael Kinkopf to join Buckeyes in 2008-09

COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State men’s golf team has signed three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent, head coach Jim Brown announced Monday. The class includes an Ohio native in Michael Kinkopf of Hilliard, as well as Gary Quinn of Anthem, Ariz., and Jamie Sindelar of Horseheads, N.Y.

“We are extremely happy to have these three join our Buckeye golf team,” Brown said. “They are the level of student-athlete we want in our program. I feel all three have a very good chance to contribute to our team as freshmen. Jamie has Buckeye roots and we are excited he chose to be a Buckeye and continue our great golf tradition.”

Kinkopf comes to Ohio State from St. Charles High School. As the team captain, he is the top-ranked golfer in Ohio for the class of 2008 and has led the Cardinals in stroke average all four seasons. Kinkopf has won eight individual titles and was runner-up in 12 tournaments. Along with his achievements at St. Charles, he was a USGA Amateur Qualifier Medalist in 2006 with a score of 134 after carding two rounds of 67 as well as the 2006 USGA Jr. Amateur Qualifier Medalist with scores of 72-67139.

Quinn is a senior at Anthem Boulder Creek High School where he helped the Jaguars win the 2006 Arizona State High School Championship. In the state championship, Quinn fired scores of 65 and 71 to post the third-lowest winning score ever at 136 and earn first team all-state honors. The team was runner-up in 2005. In AJGA events, Quinn had three Top 5 finishes in the summer of 2007 with a stroke average of 72.75 in four tournaments.

Sindelar, winner of three conference championships at Horseheads High School, is the son of former Buckeye All-American and current PGA Tour member Joey Sindelar. A two-time captain, Jamie Sindelar has played at the No. 1 spot all four years with a high school record of 57-10. He had a nine-hole average of 35.2 as a senior. Sindelar has twice won the New York Junior Championship and finished second at the International Junior Masters. He won the 2007 AJGA Medicus Preseason Junior in Rochester, N.Y.