Bo Hoag leads Ohio State charge, Brad Smith records double-eagle

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Following a delayed start due to frost, the 11-team field at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate completed the first round of play under sunny skies and warm weather on the par 71, 7,451-yard Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University Golf Club in Columbus.

The Buckeyes are tied for seventh place a score of 297 (+13), two strokes back from sixth-place Oklahoma. Only four strokes separate Nos. 4-7 in the standings. Penn State leads after 18 holes at 2-over 286, a stroke ahead of Eastern Michigan in second.

Junior Bo Hoag tallied four birdies in the opening round to sit tied for second place at 1-under 70. Senior Brad Wright an eagle on the final hole of the first round to bring the 2009 Kepler Intercollegiate medalist to even-par as an individual competitor.

Brad Smith provided one of the most exciting moments of round one as the junior holed-out on his second shot on the par-5 hole 4 to record the only double-eagle of the day. Redshirt freshman Jamie Sindelar and Wright each recorded an eagle on the par-5 No. 12 as individuals.

Kevin Foley of Penn State shot the low score of the first round with a 2-under 69

Round two is underway with live scoring available on