COLUMBUS, Ohio – Entering the final round with a 16-stroke lead, the Ohio State men’s golf team held on to capture the team title at the Florida Atlantic Spring Break Championship. Competing on the par 72, 6,750-yard Legends Golf Course at the Gleneagles Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla., the No. 24 Buckeyes finished the tournament with a 12-under 852 after carding a third-round score of 293.

Ohio State senior Brad Smith put together his best performance of the weekend, recording a 5-under 67 to total 208 and securing the first tournament victory of his career. Smith, from Peru, Ind., tallied five birdies on the final day.

Firing a third-round score of 75, senior Michael Cress recorded a 54-hole score of 214 to finish in a tie for seventh. Junior Dan Charen also carded a 75 on the day and finished in a tie for 11th with a three-day total of 216.

Also competing for the Buckeyes was sophomore Jamie Sindelar and senior Bo Hoag who tallied totals of 220 and 222, respectively. Sindelar finished tied for 24th, while Hoag came in a tie for 36th.

RESULTS: FLORIDA ATLANTIC SPRING BREAK CHAMPIONSHIP
Pos. School Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Total To Par
1. Ohio State 278 281 293 852 -12
2. Florida Atlantic 292 291 280 863 -1
3. Florida Gulf Coast 293 288 286 867 +3
4. Miami (Ohio) 295 285 289 869 +5
5. Minnesota 292 293 285 870 +6
6. DePaul 286 289 296 871 +7
7. Nebraska 291 288 293 872 +8
T8. Michigan State 297 294 303 894 +30
T8. Marshall 295 298 301 894 +30
T8. Marquette 306 296 292 894 +30
11. Northwestern 295 306 297 898 +34
12. Murray State 305 297 301 903 +39
13. Northern Illinois 300 297 308 905 +41
14. South Florida 310 304 298 912 +48
15. Connecticut 308 303 303 914 +50
16. Eastern Michigan 316 305 309 930 +66
17. Wisconsin 323 313 303 939 +75