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May 20, 2004

Deaf golfer leads OSU charge

From: CBS Sportsline - USA - May 20, 2004

GolfWeb Wire Services

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Kevin Hall used to be known as Ohio State's deaf golfer. Now he's known as the Buckeyes' best golfer.

Hall, who won the Big Ten tournament recently by 11 strokes and earned himself a standing ovation at the awards ceremony, leads Ohio State into the NCAA Central Regional Championships, which began Thursday morning.

"If you want to say him winning is special because a deaf player won the Big Ten, that's fine," teammate Zach Doran said. "If you want to say it's special because Kevin's black and it's unusual for a minority to win the Big Ten, that's fine, too. But the bottom line is he's a great player. He lapped the field."

The NCAA Central Regional Championships are being played at Purdue University's Kampen Course. To qualify for the NCAA Championships, Hall and the Buckeyes must finish in the top 10 of the 54-hole event, which concludes Saturday.

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