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Current, past Buckeyes impress in first round of Barbasol Championship
A trio of current and past Ohio State men’s golf standouts impressed in the opening round of Barbasol Championship play at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky.
Buckeyes alums Ryan Armour (-8) and Bo Hoag (-3) are tied for second and tied for 38th, respectively, after Thursday. Meanwhile, Maxwell Moldovan (-4) — an Ohio State senior and one of two amateurs in the PGA Tour event — is tied for 24th.
Moldovan made the cut at the U.S. Open in Los Angeles earlier this summer and is coming off an impressive junior season with the Buckeyes, a year in which he led the team in scoring average (70.64) and posted 10 top-10 finishes in 13 events.
Armour is one shot behind Lucas Glover after shooting a 64 Thursday. Armour was quite effective on the greens, sinking nine birdies. His opening round was a breakthrough. After all, he’s missed four cuts in a row. Armour is searching for his second PGA Tour win, and his first since winning the Sanderson Farms Championship during the 2017-18 season.
Then there’s Hoag, who shot a 69 Thursday. He missed the cut at The Memorial earlier this summer but is off to a strong start this time around. Hoag has been playing on the Korn Ferry Tour most of this year. This is is second PGA Tour of 2023, the first being his appearance at The Memorial.
For the complete Barbasol Championship leaderboard, go here.
Malcolm Jenkins, Nick Mangold, Rick Middleton earn spots in Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame
A trio of Buckeyes football alums are part of a 14-member, 2023 class of Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame inductees: Malcolm Jenkins, center Nick Mangold and tight end/linebacker Rick Middleton.
Here’s Ohio State’s complete Hall of Fame class:
- Maureen Cogan (women’s cross country/track and field)
- Malcolm Jenkins (football)
- Miho Kowase (women’s tennis)
- Yesenia Luces (field hockey)
- Nick Mangold (football)
- Sean Melton (men’s gymnastics)
- Rick Middleton (football)
- Kelsey Mitchell (women’s basketball)
- Steven Moneke (men’s tennis)
- Renee Powell (women’s golf)
- Joe Roberts (men’s basketball)
- Tom Ryan (wrestling coach)
- Taylor Sandbothe (women’s volleyball)
- Nic Szerszen (men’s volleyball)
For more on the department’s Hall of Fame, plus what Jenkins, Mangold and Middleton accomplished in their respective careers, go here.
Projecting Buckeyes safeties depth chart
Lettermen Row “Safeties Week” is mowing along. Just like every other week of our position-by-position preview series, we are projecting the depth chart of the room at hand.
It’s a tricky task. There are three starting safety positions in defensive coordinator Jim Knowles’ 4-2-5 system with lots of moving parts. Which Ohio state players are in line for those spots? And who else could rotate in?
We explore here.
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