Senior tri-captain has won three tournaments since the summer
COLUMBUS, Ohio Vaughn Snyder, a senior tri-captain on the Ohio State men’s golf team, was named Ohio Golfer of the Year, Ohio’s Golf Magazine and the Ohio Golf Group announced Monday. Along with his two collegiate victories this fall, Snyder won the Ohio Amateur and finished second in the Summit Country Amateur last summer.
In July, the Massillon, Ohio, native won the 102nd Ohio Amateur and was the only player in the field to finish under par. He overcame a five-shot deficit in the final round to capture the title.
At the Summit County Amateur, Snyder shot rounds of 69 and 68, but lost in a three-hole playoff to finish runner-up.
This fall, Snyder has led the Buckeyes with a stroke average of 71.27 and is ranked 18th as an individual in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Seven of his 11 rounds were even-par or lower with three rounds in the 60’s.
Snyder has helped the Buckeyes to a Golfweek/Sagarin ranking of 48th and a 39-21-0 record with three Top 5 finishes in four events.
Snyder won a rain-shortened Memphis Intercollegiate by six strokes, shooting rounds of 68 and 70 to finish 6-under. He helped the Buckeyes claimed the team title in Memphis as well, their first tournament victory since 2004.
He concluded the fall season by winning the Turtle Bay Resort Intercollegiate in Hawaii with three rounds under par, including two scores of 67, to post an 11-under finish.