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Pair of Ohio State juniors fire 68 and 69 to move Ohio State into 10th place

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s golf team carded a score of 289 in the second round of the Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, P.R. Playing on the par-72, 6,902 yard Rio Mar River Course, the Buckeyes have a two-day team score of 580, moving them into 10th place.

Texas jumped into the top spot on the leaderboard with a team score of 19-under Monday and has a total of 546 (-30). Individually, the field is led by Cody Gribble who paced the Longhorns with a second round of 65.

The Scarlet and Gray were led by impressive rounds from a pair of juniors in Brad Smith and Bo Hoag. Smith posted a 4-under 68 to mark the top score for the Buckeyes so far in the tournament and move into a tie for 22nd at 2-under 142.  Hoag followed closely behind with a 69 to put him in a tie for 30th at 143 heading into the final day of play.

Smith and Hoag’s rounds were the second and third times a Buckeye golfer has notched a sub-70 round this season. Hoag posted a score of 4-under 68 in the Memphis Intercollegiate Oct. 20.

Junior Michael Cress is tied for 50th place at 148 after firing a 1-over 73. Senior Brad Wright tallied a 79 to knot him up with four others in 59th place at 151. Freshman Matt Turner struggled in the second day of competition as he notched an 83 to close out the day for the Buckeyes and tie for 68th at 154.

The Puerto Rico Classic concludes with a final round Tuesday. Action begins with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m.

Puerto Rico Classic – Round 2
Rio Mar River Course, Rio Grande, P.R.
Par-72, 6,902 yards

Team Standings Score
1. Texas  277-269-546 (-30)
2. Oklahoma State 275-279-554 (-22)
3. Clemson  281-278-559 (-17)
4. Georgia  286-278-564 (-12)
5. Georgia Tech  285-280-565 (-11)
6. Kent State  286-281-567 (-9)
T-7. Purdue  286-282-568 (-8)
T-7. Northwestern 290-278-568 (-8)
9. East Tennessee St. 284-287-571 (-5)
10. Ohio State  291-289-580 (+4)
11. Michigan  293-288-581 (+5)
12. Alabama  288-296-584 (+8)
13. Oklahoma  292-293-585 (+9)
14. Virginia Tech 290-300-590 (+14)
15. UNC Greensboro 294-298-592 (+16)

Ohio State Results Scores
T-22. Brad Smith 74-68-142 (-2)
T-30. Bo Hoag  74-69-143 (-1)
T-50. Michael Cress 75-73-148 (+4)
T-59. Brad Wright 72-79-151 (+7)
T-68. Matt Turner 71-83-154 (+10)