(Team photo and tournament information courtesy of Ohio State Athletics Dept. I love this pic. Tournament scoring and statistics courtesy of Golfstat.)
The Buckeyes did not improve from their 1st round score. In fact, there was a bit of a back-slide from round one. The Buckeyes appeared to have left their games on the practice range. Ohio State began their round on the 10th hole.
They finished Round 2 at 297 (+15) to sit in T-14th place. This was not a good day for Ohio State. Dan Wetterich (71) led Ohio State in scoring. The other team scores were Caleb Ramirez (72), Will Grimmer (74) and Addison Coll (80). Clark Engle’s score (84) obviously not count (again) towards team score.
Will started his round, as did the other Buckeyes, o the 10th hole. His double bogey was not a particularly good start.. However, he did par 7 of the next 8 holes on his front side. Will rang up a birdie and 2 bogeys on his back nine for a solid 36 (+1) on his incoming 9. Aside for stubbing his toe coming out of the blocks, this was a decently played round by Will..
Daniel had a (relatively) non-exciting opening nine of 1 birdie/1 bogey even par 35. He had a stretch (holes #3-#6) on his back nine where things were a little choppy with 1 birdie/3 bogeys. His birdie 3 on his last hole punctuated a stretch of three holes where he was -1 to close out his round. This was very good play.
Addison had 14 pars and 2 bogeys on his scorecard. It was marred with a double bogey 6 on his final hole. It was really marred on the 15th hole (his 6th of the day) with a sextuple 10 on a par four.
That was a hole that simply got away from him, I’m empathetic with Addison’s experience. I had a similar score last summer; two tee shots yanked out of bounds, then punctuated with a 3-putt. It’s a “what-the-hell-is-going-on?” hole… At least Addison had the talent/temperament to limit the ‘big numbers’ to only two holes. Aside from 20 minutes of golf, this was a good round.
I don’t even know what to say. In his first round, Clark wandered around the course with 9 par and 9 bogeys. Well, he had the 9 bogeys (again) today. He did have 2 birdies, but they were more than offset by 2 double bogeys and a triple bogey. Shooting a score in the mid-80’s on a par 70 course is not good at all. His two day score dropped him to 75th of 75 golfers. Clearly, this is not acceptable play.
Caleb strung together six pars between three bogeys for a front nine 38 (+3). Not great, but not a bad 9 holes. He put together a very nice back nine holes of 3 birdies/2 bogeys for a -1, 34. His round of 3 birdies, 5 bogeys and 12 pars was a very solid effort.
Ohio State rang up 9 birdies for the second day in a row. That was the good news. Let’s leave it at that.
A round like this really put the coaches in a bind, I’d think. Other than a hiccup or two, most of they players played decently enough. The issue is that the coaches can’t be prescient enough to determine who is going to need “coaching up” in advance to scurry to the hole where that player is, in order to mitigate any issues. Coaching is a pretty tough profession…
Here’s the 2nd Round Buckeye scores.
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