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Four Buckeyes in top 20 after two rounds

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s golf team got off to an impressive start at the Irish Creek Collegiate and carried the momentum through the second round, finishing the day with a team score of even-par 568. The two-day, 54-hole tournament is being played on the par 71, 7,099 yard Club at Irish Creek Golf Course in Kannapolis, N.C.

Tournament co-host Charlotte currently sits atop the leaderboard at 562 (-6) and Joe Campbell of Belmont Abbey College sits alone in first place at 6-under 136.

Junior Bo Hoag, who heads into the final day of play in a tie for 5th place, led the Ohio State charge. The Honorable Mention All-American from Upper Arlington, Ohio, fired consecutive rounds of 70 to finish the first day at 2-under 140. 

Senior Brad Wright is close behind Hoag in 10th place. The Cambridge, Ohio, native shot a 73 in the opening round, but fired a 3-under 68 in the second round to close out at 1-under 141.

Junior Michael Cress shot rounds of 70-73 to finish in a tie for 16th place at 1-over 143. Classmate Brad Smith opened the day with a 2-under 69 but had a tougher time during the second half of the day with a 75 in the second round to tie for 19th place at 144.

Rounding out the Buckeye’s lineup was freshman Zack Sobel. The freshman from Clearwater, Fla. tallied round of 73-78 to close out the day in a tie for 50th at 9-over 151.

Freshman Johnny Henno is competing as an individual, carding rounds of 79-73 en route to a tie for 57th place at 10-over 152.

OF NOTE:
• Hoag leads the field in Par-4 scoring at 4-under par
• Cress, Wright, and Sobel are each 3-under on Par-5 scoring
• Hoag is tied for third with 25 pars

The Irish Creek Collegiate concludes with a single round Sunday. Tee times will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Irish Creek Collegiate – Day 1
Kannapolis, N.C., The Club at Irish Creek
Par 71, 7,099 yards

Teams Standings Scores
1. Charlotte  284-278-562 (-6)
2. Belmont Abbey 284-280-564 (-4)
3. Ohio State  282-286-568 (E)
4. Kennesaw State  287-283-570 (+2)
5. Mercer   281-291-572 (+4)
6. Marquette   287-289-572 (+4)
7. Toledo  293-284-577 (+9)
8. Miami   294-286-580 (+12) 
9. Davidson  297-296-593 (+25)
10. Campbell  293-302-595 (+27)
11. Francis Marion  298-298-596 (+28)
12. Richmond  301-296-597 (+29)
13. Elon   306-298-604 (+36)

Ohio State Results Scores
T-5. Bo Hoag    70-70-140 (-2)
T-10. Brad Wright 73-68-141 (-1)
T-16. Michael Cress 70-73-143 (+1)
T-19. Brad Smith  69-75-144 (+2)
T-50. Zack Sobel  73-78-151 (+9)
T-57. Johnny Henno (Ind.) 79-73-152 (+10)