Hoag, from Upper Arlington, first Buckeye to be selected to the first team since 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio Bo Hoag, a sophomore on the Ohio State men’s golf team, was named First Team All-Big Ten and senior Vaughn Snyder was a second team selection the conference announced Tuesday. Hoag is the first Buckeye to earn first team laurels since Scott Anderson in 2005.
A native of Upper Arlington, Hoag adds the first team award to his second team nod last season. In his second season of college golf, he leads the Buckeyes with a stroke average of 72.29 while playing in all 31 rounds. He has 13 rounds of even-par or below. Hoag has posted seven Top 10 finishes this season, including five in the last six events. He led Ohio State last weekend at the Big Ten championships with an eighth-place finish.
Snyder, a tri-captain from Massillon, Ohio, is second on the team with 73.48 stroke average and also has played in all 31 rounds. He leads the Buckeyes with five rounds in the 60’s and eight rounds under par. Snyder won two tournaments in the fall the Memphis Invitational and the Turtle Bay Resort Intercollegiate.
Ohio State has had four golfers named to All-Big Ten teams the last two seasons. Overall, Hoag received the 91st First Team All-Big Ten honor by a Buckeye (since 1968) and Snyder is the fourth to be a second team selection (since 2002). The pair is head coach Jim Brown’s 92nd and 93rd All-Big Ten honorees in his 36-year career.
Hoag, Snyder and the Buckeyes will next play in the NCAA Central Regional, May 14-16 in Bowling Green, Ky.