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May 8, 2004

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Post Round Interview w/ Kevin Hall

The Ohio State men’s golf team opened play at the 2004 Big Ten Championships Saturday and sit atop the leaderboard with a two-round total of 558, eight strokes ahead of Minnesota heading into to the final round of play. The event hosted by the University of Michigan is being held at the par 71, 6,704-yard University of Michigan Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Senior Kevin Hall (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Rita School for the Deaf) leads the tournament heading into the final round with a two-round total of 131. Hall opened the tournament with a round one score of five-under-par, 66. In the second round, Hall was just as impressive as he tied his collegiate career-low score of six-under-par 65. Hall’s second round 65, was fueled by a front nine total of 29, that included five birdies and one eagle.

“We played well today as a team and of course Kevin had a fantastic day,” Brown said. “A score of 131 is a tremendous day of golf. But it was a great team effort with Brett, Scott, and Zach playing really solid. We know this is not over and we look forward to the challenge of tomorrow.”

Senior Brett Williams (Circleville, Ohio/Otterbein) also turned in a solid opening day for the Buckeyes as he fired a two-round total of 141 to finish the day in tied for fourth. Scott Anderson (Jr., Great Falls, Mont./Great Falls) rounded out the Top 10, tied for eighth as he opened day one competition firing rounds of 74 and 68.

The Buckeyes will look to capture their 23rd Big Ten title during final round play, which begins tomorrow at 8 a.m.

Pl. Teams Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total 1. Ohio State 279 279 – 558 2. Minnesota 287 279 – 566 3. Illinois 279 291 – 570 T4. Penn State 291 285 – 576 T4. Purdue 287 289 – 576 6. Indiana 286 291 – 577 T7. Michigan State 287 293 – 580 T7. Northwestern 292 288 – 580 9. Iowa 295 288 – 583 10. Michigan 297 292 – 589 11. Wisconsin 299 300 – 599

Pl. Individuals Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total 1. Kevin Hall 66 65 – 131 T4. Brett Williams 67 74 – 141 T8. Scott Anderson 74 68 – 142 T16. Zach Doran 72 72 – 144 T46. Nate Strong 76 75 – 151

The Buckeyes and their loyal supporter who traveled from all overthe country to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Big TenChampionship.