Ohio State climbs seven spots in final round; Bo Hoag ties for fourth at 2-under

COLUMBUS, Ohio A Sunday surge in windy conditions shot the Ohio State men’s golf team up the leaderboard at the Aggie Invitational. The Buckeyes began the day in 10th place and finished the tournament in third after closing with a team score of 376 on the par 72, 7,146-yard Traditions Golf Club in Bryan, Texas.

Ohio State finished the shortened 36-hole event with a total of 741 (+21).  Second-ranked Oklahoma State won at 6-under and edged event host Texas A&M by three shots.

The event was reduced to two rounds after thunderstorms passed through the Bryan area Saturday morning. The tournament format had six players compete with the Top 5 scores counting toward the team total.

Sophomore Bo Hoag recorded his fourth Top 10 finish in the last five tournaments after firing a final round 72 to go along with his first round of 70 to finish at 2-under par for the tournament. The Upper Arlington, Ohio, native was in first place for part of the afternoon until two costly double-bogeys on his second nine derailed his chance at victory. Hoag had six birdies in his round, including four in a five-hole stretch.

Senior tri-captain Vaughn Snyder tied for 21st after going 71-77 on the weekend to finish at 4-over 148.

Fellow tri-captain and Kepler Intercollegiate medalist Brad Wright had a solid round two of 71, carding three birdies along the way.  He climbed 47 spots to a tie for 26th with a sum of 149.

Sophomores Brad Smith shot a final round 79 to tie for 36th at 151, while Michael Cress finished with a 77 to tie for 43rd at 152. Junior Patrick Simard rounded out the Buckeyes, finishing tied for 56th at 157.

The Buckeyes are off next weekend before traveling to State College, Pa., for the Big Ten Championships hosted by Penn State, May 1-3.

Aggie Invitational Final Results
Traditions Golf Club – Bryan, Texas
Par 72, 7,146 yards

 Team Standings Scores 1. Oklahoma State 341-373714(-6) 2. Texas A&M 346-371717 (-3) 3. Ohio State 365-376741 (+21) T-4. San DiegoState  356-388744 (+24) T-4. TCU  364-380744 (+24) 6. Kent State 357-388745 (+25) 7. Lamar  374-373746(+26) T-8. Texas Tech  364-385749(+29) T-8. New Mexico  358-391749(+29) 10. Baylor  361-400761 (+41) 11.Wichita State  360-403763 (+43) 12. Kansas 376-404780 (+60)   Ohio State Results Scores T-4. Bo Hoag 70-72 142 (-2) T-21. Vaughn Snyder 71-77 148 (+4) T-26. Brad Wright  78-71149 (+5) T-36. Brad Smith  72-79 151(+7) T-43. Michael Cress  75-77 152(+8) T-64. Patrick Simard  77-80 157 (+13)