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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Entering the final round with a 16-stroke lead, the Ohio State men’s golf team captured the team title at the Florida Atlantic Spring Break Championship. Competing on the par 72, 6,750-yard Legends Golf Course at the Gleneagles Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla., the No. 24 Buckeyes finished the tournament with a 12-under 852 after carding a third round score of 293.

Ohio State senior Brad Smith put together his best performance of the weekend, recording a 5-under 67 to total 208 and securing the first tournament victory of his career. The Peru, Ind., product concluded the day without a single set back and tallied five birdies.

Firing a third round score of 75, senior Michael Cress recorded a 54-hole score of 214 to finish in a tie for seventh. Junior Dan Charen also carded a 75 on the day and finished in a tie for 11th with a three-day total of 216.

Also competing for the Buckeyes were sophomore Jamie Sindelar and senior Bo Hoag who tallied totals of 220 and 222, respectively. Sindelar finished tied for 24th, while Hoag came in a tie for 36th.

Competing as individuals were junior Alex Redfield, sophomore Matt Turner and senior Tanner Murphy. Redfield finished in a tie for 33rd with a three-day total of 221. Murphy recorded a 225 and Turner carded a 239.

The Buckeyes will take a couple weeks off before traveling to Urbana, Ill., for the Illinois Spring Classic April 16-17.

Spring Break Championship – Day 3
Legends Golf Course, Gleneagles Country Club, Delray Beach, Fla.
Par 72, 6,750 yards

Team Standings
1. Ohio State                      278+281+293 – 852 (-12)
2. Florida Atlantic             292+291+280 – 863 (-1)
3. Florida Gulf Coast        293+288+286 – 867 (+3)
4. Miami (OH)                    295+285+289 – 869 (+5)
5. Minnesota                     292+293+285 – 870 (+6)
6. DePaul                             286+289+296 – 871 (+7)
7. Nebraska                        291+288+293 – 872 (+8)
T-8. Michigan State         297+294+303 – 894 (+30)
T-8. Marshall                      295+298+301 – 894 (+30)
T-8. Marquette                 306+296+292 – 894 (+30)
11. Northwestern            295+306+297 – 898 (+34)
12. Murray State              305+297+301 – 903 (+39)
13. Northern Illinois        300+297+308 – 905 (+41)
14. South Florida              310+304+298 – 912 (+48)
15. Connecticut                 308+303+303 – 914 (+50)
16. Eastern Michigan      316+305+309 – 930 (+66)
17. Wisconsin                     323+313+303 – 939 (+75)

Ohio State Results
1. Brad Smith                                    71+70+67 – 208 (-8)
T-7. Michael Cress                           68+71+75 – 214 (-2)
T-11. Dan Charen                             67+74+75 – 216 (E)
T-24. Jamison Sindelar                   72+71+77 – 220 (+4)
T-33. Alex Redfield (Ind.)              71+77+73 – 221 (+5)
T-36. Bo Hoag                                    77+69+76 – 222 (+2)
T-48. Tanner Murphy (Ind.)         72+76+77 – 225 (+9)
T-79. Matt Turner (Ind.)                                74+85+80 – 239 (+23)