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
|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)|