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Sophomore Bo Hoag tied for fifth, three shots off the lead

COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State men’s golf team shot a 36-hole total of 609 (301-308) Sunday in sunny and windy conditions on the 6,955-yard TPC of Myrtle Beach and are tied for ninth after day one of the General Jim Hackler Championship in Murrells Inlet, S.C.

East Tennessee State leads the event at 11-over and holds a three shot lead over second-place Pepperdine. The Buckeyes are tied with UCLA.

For the second-consecutive tournament, sophomore Bo Hoag is firing on all cylinders. The Upper Arlington, Ohio, native is tied for fifth after shooting two rounds of 73. Hoag is 2-over par and just three strokes behind tournament leader Travis Wadkins of Wake Forest.

Sophomore Michael Cress is off to his best start as a Buckeye with scores of 74 and 75. Cress, who hails from Dublin, Ohio, is tied for 18th at 5-over 149.

Buckeye co-captains Vaughn Snyder and Brad Wright are tied for 50th and 64th, respectively. Snyder, a senior from Massillon, shot rounds of 78 and 77 for a total of 155. Wright, a junior from Cambridge, finished at 159 on the day with scores of 76 and 83.

Rounding out the Buckeyes is freshman Alex Redfield who is in 75th with two rounds of 83.  

The final 18 holes of the General Jim Hackler Championship will be played Monday morning. Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com with links to the event on the men’s golf page on www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com.

General Jim Hackler Championship Day One Results
TPC of Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Par 72, 6,955 yards

Team Standings   Scores
1. East Tennessee State  293-294587 (+11)
2. Pepperdine   299-291590 (+14)
3. Wake Forest   300-291591 (+15)
T-4. North Carolina State 302-295597 (+21)
T-4. Coastal Carolina  298-299597 (+21)
6. Kentucky   296-305601 (+25)
7. Augusta State   304-299603 (+27)
8. Lamar   301-307608 (+32)
T-9. Ohio State   301-308609 (+33)
T-9. UCLA   316-293609 (+33)
11. South Carolina  303-307610 (+34)
12. Duke   303-313616 (+40)
13. Illinois   309-308617 (+41) 
14. North Carolina  317-301618 (+42)

Ohio State Results  Scores
T-5. Bo Hoag   73-73146 (+2)
T-11. Michael Cress  74-75149 (+5)
T-50. Vaughn Snyder  78-77155 (+11)
T-64. Brad Wright  76-83159 (+15)
75. Alex Redfield  83-83166 (+22)