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Ohio State closes out its fall season with fifth-place finish at 12-under
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State men’s golf team closed the Turtle Bay Resort Intercollegiate with a score of 7-under 281, its lowest round of the season, Wednesday on the par 72, 6,535-yard Fazio Course in Oahu, Hawaii.

The Buckeyes finished fifth with three-day total of 12-under 852. Texas won the 19-team event by three strokes over San Diego State. The Longhorns finished 21-under for the three-day, 54-hole event.
 
Senior tri-captain Vaughn Snyder finished with his second round of 67 of the tournament to win his second tournament of the season and as a Buckeye. The Massillon, Ohio, native had rounds of 67-71-67 for the week, finishing at 11-under 205. Snyder held off second-place Bobby Massa of Texas-Arlington, who shot a 62 Wednesday, by a stroke.
 
Junior Patrick Simard continued his solid play at Turtle Bay with a round of even-par 72. He tied for 18th at 213. The tri-captain from Marbella, Spain, did not shoot over par during the three days.
 
Ohio natives Bo Hoag, of Upper Arlington, and Brad Wright, of Cambridge, both closed the event with a 71 to finish tied for 36th at 217 (+1).
 
Rounding out the Buckeyes is sophomore Brad Smith who is tied for 66th with scores of 73-76-74223.
 
The Turtle Bay Resort Intercollegiate concluded the Buckeyes’ 2008 fall schedule. The spring portion of their schedule begins with the annual Alumni Match, Feb. 7 in Jupiter, Fla. The following week the Buckeyes will compete in the inaugural Big Ten Match Play Championship, Feb. 13-14 in Pompano Beach, Fla. 
 
Turtle Bay Resort Invitational Final Results
Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu, Hawaii
Fazio Course, Par 72, 6,535 yards; Palmer Course, Par 72, 7,218 yards 

 Team Standings   Scores
 1. Texas  280-290-273843 (-21)
 2. San Diego State  277-291-278846 (-18)
 T-3. UNLV  281-287-282850 (-14)
 T-3. Texas-Arlington  280-299-271850 (-14)
 5. Ohio State  283-288-281852 (-12)
 6. UC Irvine   284-291-278853 (-11)
 7. New Mexico State  291-284-281856 (-8)
 T-8. Oregon State  295-293-278866 (+2)
 T-8. Pepperdine  294-288-284866 (+2)
 T-8. Hawaii   285-296-285866 (+2)
 11. Baylor  287-294-286867 (+3)
 12. Mississippi State  285-296-288869 (+5)
 13. Long Beach State  290-292-290872 (+8)
 14. Santa Clara  294-290-290874 (+10)
 15. Cal Poly  293-297-288878 (+14)
 16. Saint Mary’s (CA)  285-307-291883 (+19)
 17. ULM  293-306-289898 (+24)
 18. Point Loma Nazarene  301-302-287890 (+26)
 19. Col. of Charleston  298-300-293891 (+27)
   
 Ohio State Results  Scores
 1. Vaughn Snyder  67-71-67205 (-6)
 T-18. Patrick Simard  71-70-72213 (-3)
 T-36. Bo Hoag  72-74-71217 (+2)
 T-36. Brad Wright  73-73-71217 (+2)
 T-66. Brad Smith  73-76-74223 (+5)