Current and former Buckeyes enjoying a successful summer
The honor is the first for the Langhorne, Pa., product
The pair opened play this morning in Midway, Utah
Ohio State cards a 43-over 895 in second-straight NCAA tournament appearance
Senior Dan Charen leads Buckeye individuals with a 6-over 148 total
Dan Charen Photo Gallery
2012 NCAA Ann Arbor Regional - Day Two Photos taken by Lon Horwedel
2012 NCAA Ann Arbor Regional - Day One Photos taken by Lon Horwedel
Jack Nicklaus Invitational at Muirfield Village Golf Club
Ohio State Career Honors: Received the team's Buckeye Power Club award for his hard work in training off the course and in the weight room (2009) ... Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-Ameria Scholar (2012) ... Academic All-Big Ten (2010, 2011, 2012) ... five-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) ... Corwin A. Fergus Memorial Award (2012)
2011-12 (Senior Season): One of the Buckeyes two senior leaders entering the season ... competed in all five events of the fall schedule ... finished the fall with a stroke average of 74.5 over 13 rounds with a low of 68 in the first round of the Jack Nicklaus Invitational (Oct. 10-11) en route to a T-18th finish ... was the team's second-low player twice - at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational and the Isleworth Intercollegiate ... competed for Team USA at the 12th Maccabi Pan-American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil, during the winter break ... won the gold medal, firing scores of 70-69-66-72--277, while leading the United States to a gold medal in the team competition as well ... began the spring by leading the Buckeyes to the semi-finals of the Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb.10-11) with an undefeated record of 3-0 ... finished tied for 16th at the FAU Spring Break Championship (Mar. 23-25) with an even par total of 213 for the tournament ... returning to his hometown of Philadelphia, he was the low Buckeye at the Wildcat Invitational (Apr. 2-3) with a fifth-place finish and a total of 224 while the team captured its second victory of the season ... finished T49th at the NCAA Central Regional in Ann Arbor, Michigan with rounds of 76-72-75 - 223 ... concluded his Buckeye career with a 74.5 scoring average.
2010-11 (Junior Season): Finished second in fall qualifying with a five-round total of 353 on Ohio State's Scarlet Course ... competed in 12 events, including one as an individual ... finished with a stroke average of 74.57 over 33 rounds ... posted six rounds in the 60s ... tied for 12th at the Marshall Invitational (Sept. 13-14) with a career-low 54-hole score of 5-under 208 (69-69-70) ... shot a score of 68 in the opening round of the Olympia Field/Fighting Illini Invitational (Sept. 17-19) en route to a tie for 45th ... tied for 16th as an individual at the 2010 Jack Nicklaus Invitational (Oct. 11-12) ... also competed in the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational (Oct. 24-26), finishing in a tie for 21st place ... started the spring slate by going 2-1-0 at the Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb. 11-12) ... tied for 40th at the Puerto Rico Classic (Feb. 20-22) ... shot a career-low 18-hole score of 67 on the way to an 11th-place tie at the FAU Spring Break Championship (Feb. 20-22) ... closed out in a 31st-place tie at the rain-shortened Illini Spring Classic (April 16-17) ... tied for 14th at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate, April 23-24 ... finished the spring schedule with 47th-place tie at the Big Ten Championships (April 29-May 1) ... had the fourth-best score for the Buckeyes at the NCA West Regional, finishing with a 3-over 219 ... tied for 148th with a 248 at the NCAA Championships (May 31-June 2).
2009-10 (Sophomore Season): Competed in four events, including two as an individual ... had a stroke average of 76.0 in his 12 rounds ... finished runner-up at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic (Oct. 5-6) with a total of 4-over 214, a career-best finish and low personal 54-hole score ... also competed in the Memphis Intercollegiate, placing 89th (Oct. 19-20) ... in the spring, competed in the FAU Spring Break Championship and the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate, tying for 45th and 38th, respectively.
2008-09 (Freshman Season): Competed as an individual in two events, at the Buckeye Quad Meet (April 4) and the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate (April 11-12) ... totaled five rounds played and a stroke average of 78.20 ... shot a career-low 75 in the final round of the Kepler ... also posted a best finish in a tie for 39th at the Kepler.
2007-08: Redshirted the season.
Prior to Ohio State: Attended Neshaminy High School ... First Team All-Suburban One League selection ... Bucks County Courier Times Golden Team selection ... member of 2005 Garden State Challenge Cup ... third in Golf Association of Philadelphia's Junior Player of the Year standings ... won the 2006 Fred J. Christman Cup and Helen Sigel Wilson Memorial Jr. Invitational ... fifth in the 2006 Pennsylvania State Junior Championship and the 2007 AJGA First American Title Jr. Classic ... had a Top 10 finish in the 2007 AJGA Corsemax/Philadelphia Runner Jr. ... tied for seventh among amateurs in the 2008 Pennsylvania State Open Championship ... member of the National Society of High School Scholars.
Personal:Son of Jeffrey and Randi Charen ... has a sister, Alex, a student at Binghamton University ... enjoys watching the New York Yankees and Giants ... father played soccer at Denison University. University.
Buckeyes Cap Season on a High Note