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Buckeyes defeat Penn State by a decisive 5-1 score

COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State men’s golf team finished the inaugural Big Ten Match Play Championship with a resounding 5-1 victory over Penn State Saturday afternoon in Coral Springs, Fla. The Buckeyes went 1-2 overall in the event played at the par 72, 7,268-yard Heron Bay Golf Club. 

Freshman Alex Redfield fell in his match to Chad Bricker, 3 and 2, but it was all Ohio State from there on out as the Buckeyes won the next five matches.

Sophomore Michael Cress started the trend defeating Jim Markovitz 2 and 1. Classmate Brad Smith and junior tri-captain Brad Wright’s matches each went 18 holes, but in the end they came out victorious. Smith won 2 up against T.J. Howe, while Wright outlasted Nick Archambeault, 1 up.

Sophomore Bo Hoag won handily, beating Tommy McDonagh 6 and 5 and clinching the victory for the Buckeyes. Senior tri-captain Vaughn Snyder finished his undefeated weekend by defeating Kevin Foley 3 and 2.

Following the conclusion of the Big Ten Match Play Championship, Snyder was selected to the All-Tournament Team by the coaches. He was a perfect 3-0 in his matches.

In the title match, Indiana defeated Michigan to win the inaugural Big Ten Match Play Championship.

Ohio State vs. Penn State Results

Chad Bricker (PSU) defeated Alex Redfield (OSU), 3 and 2

Michael Cress (OSU) defeated Jim Markovitz (PSU), 2 and 1

Brad Smith (OSU) defeated T.J. Howe (PSU), 2 up

Brad Wright (OSU) defeated Nick Archambeault (PSU), 1 up

Bo Hoag (OSU) defeated Tommy McDonagh (PSU), 6 and 5

Vaughn Snyder (OSU) defeated Kevin Foley (PSU), 3 and 2

Ohio State Records for the Event

Snyder 3-0-0 
Smith 2-1-0
Cress 1-0-2
Hoag  1-2-0
Wright 1-2-0
Redfield 0-1-2