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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A pair of stellar rounds from senior Bo Hoag and junior Dan Charen helped move the Ohio State men’s golf team into 10th place in the final standings of the Puerto Rico Classic Tuesday. The Buckeyes closed out the three-day event on the par 72, 6,945-yard Rio Mar-River Course with a team score of 875 (+11) to finish ahead of Big Ten rivals Purdue (880), Michigan (888) and Northwestern (889).

Alabama and Georgia Tech came into the final round tied for the lead, but the Crimson Tide pulled away in the end with a score of 836 (-28). Though the Yellow Jackets couldn’t capture the team title, Georgia Tech’s James White held off Alabama’s Bud Cauley for the individual title. White finished with a 10-under 206 after three rounds in the 60s.

Ohio State was led by the effort of Hoag, whose 1-under 70 performance in the final round gave him an even-par 216 for the tournament. A pair of bogeys were the only miscues for Hoag, who nailed a trio of birdies to end the round and finish in a tie for 20th.

Charen’s round of 67 was the lowest of the season for the junior and the lowest of the event for Ohio State. Featuring five birdies and no bogeys on the final day, Charen finished in tie for 40th with teammate Brad Smith. Smith recovered from a rocky second round to fire an even-par 72.

Rounding out the lineup for Ohio State were senior Michael Cress and sophomore Zack Sobel. Cress posted a 3-over 75 to finish tied for 57th, while Sobel’s 4-over 76 put him in a tie for 65th.

Team  Standings  Scores
1. Alabama  281-281-274 – 836 (-28)
2. Georgia Tech  278-284-279 – 841 (-23)                   
3. Oklahoma State 283-285-279 – 847 (-17)
4. Georgia 289-291-278 – 858 (-6)
5. Virginia Tech 286-287-290 – 863 (-1)
6. Oklahoma 287-289-288 – 864 (E)
7. Texas 292-285-290 – 867 (+3)
8. NC State 288-295-288 – 871 (+7)
9. Clemson 290-291-292 – 873 (+9)
10. Ohio State 295-296-284 – 875 (+11)
11. Purdue 289-301-290 – 880 (+16)
12. Michigan 300-302-286 – 888 (+24)
13. Northwestern 289-303-297 – 889 (+25)
14. UNC-Greensboro 294-295-301 – 890 (+26)
15. East Tennessee State 294-293-306 – 893 (+29)

Ohio State  Results  Scores
T-20. Bo Hoag 75-71-70 – 216 (E)
T-40. Brad Smith 69-79-72 – 220 (+4)
T-40. Dan Charen 77-76-67 – 220 (+4)
T-57. Michael Cress 74-75-75 – 224 (+8)
T-65. Zack Sobel 78-74-76 – 228 (+12)