(Team photo and tournament information courtesy of Ohio State Athletics Dept. Tournament scoring and statistics courtesy of Golfstat)

After a decent opening round Saturday morning and a somewhat not-so-decent 2nd round, I’d love to see the Buckeyes carry their early round mojo throughout today’s final round. Here’s link to 2nd round recap and a link to 1st round recap.

Let’s do this!

Recap:

Daniel Wetterich parred hole #9, his final hole of the day to record his second consecutive sub-par round of the tournament. His aggregate score of 211 (-2) moved him up 4 positions to finish in a T-10 of the 93 player field.

The Buckeyes had a team score of 289 (+5) to finish the event in 11th place, where they ended the 2nd round. Statistically, in terms of number of birdies, pars, etc., this round closely tracked the opening round. they didn’t get out to the fast start as they did in the previous two rounds, but they didn’t stall out in mid-round, either. This was a more consistent round.

The Buckeyes were led by Daniel Wetterich’s second consecutive 70 (-1), along with Caden Orewiler’s sub-par 70 (-1). Will Grimmer 74 (+3) and Josh Wick 75 (+4) contributed to the team score. Clark Engle rounded out the team scoring with a 77 (+6).

Competing as an Individual, Jeg Coughlin III shot a 79 (+8).

Daniel Wetterich

Daniel opened his round with a bogey on hole #10, then rolled in 3 birdies and a bogey to shoot another under par round of 70. His 3 birdie / 2 bogey round was a masterpiece in high level efficiency.

Will Grimmer

Will began his round with a birdie on hole #10 and played very well until a stumble (double bogey) on hole #4. He cleaned up his round with 5 consecutive pars. Other than one hole, this was a very well played round.

Clark Engle

Clark began his round with a par on hole #11 and through 9 holes of play was even par; so far, so good. However, things went south for the next hour; he was +5 to par from holes #2 – #5, which pretty much knocked him out of team scoring conention.

Caden Orwiler

Caden began his round with a par on #12, then quickly birdied his next hole. He double bogeyed the long (468 yard) par 4 16th, but washed that out with an eagle on the par-5 6th hole. A birdie on #9 got Caden to -1 for the day. From there he parred his closing two holes for his sub-par round of 70 (-1).

Josh Wick

Josh began his round with a bogey on hole #11 then strung 4 pars together. The stretch of #16-#18 added 4 more strokes to par, but Josh responded by playing his back nine in 1 under par. If not for that bumpy stretch…

Jeg Coughlin III

JC3 started his round with a par on #18, but quickly ran into problems with double bogeys on holes # 1 and #3. He scattered four bogeys in his final 14 holes. After scoring 5 birdies in the second round, Jeg went birdie-less on Sunday.

Buckeye Scores:

Irish Creek 71 71 71 864
Par 71 Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total
Team 289 291 289 869
Daniel Wetterich 71 70 70 211
Will Grimmer 68 76 74 218
Clark Engle 76 74 77 227
Caden Orewiler 76 74 70 220
Josh Wick 74 73 75 222
Jeg Coughlin III (I) 73 69 79 221
5 7 5 17

We Have Stats

The statistics are for team play only, no Individual scores are counted. Below are three-round aggregate stats.

Through two rounds, the Buckeyes played the par-3s to an average of 3.13, +5 to par, ranking them 5th in the field. Their three round average was 3.17, +10 to par, maintaining their 5th position.

Through two rounds, they played the par-4s to 4.20, +22 to par, ranking them 12th in this category. Their three round average was 4.19, +32 to par, putting them in 11th position.

Through two rounds, they played the par-5s to 4.83, -5 to par, ranking them 12th. Their three round average was 4.80, -9 to par, putting them in 12th position.

For the round, Ohio State had 1 eagle, giving them 2 for the event, putting them in a several-way T-1st . They had 10 birdies on the round, 35 for the event, ranking them 12th. They had 60 pars on Sunday, giving them 170 for the event, ranking them 4th.

Thoughts:

They did score fairly well on Sunday, but four double bogeys really hurt the team score. If the double bogeys would have been par, they would have been sub-par for the round, which would have moved them into T-9. Even if those holes would have been bogeyed, they would have moved up a spot.

There wasn’t a charge “mounted” on Sunday; a couple players bettered their 2nd round score, a couple shot worse. Their 5-player average was 73.2 strokes; the field average was 73.5.

Ohio State has two events over the upcoming consecutive weekends prior to the Big Ten Championships. There is some work to be done on settling the lineup, but fortunately, there are quality “pieces” to this puzzle for Coached Moseley and Smith to manage.

Up Next

The Buckeyes gather themselves and head to West Lafayette, IN next week for the Boilermaker Invitational. The event will again be held at Purdue’s Kampen Course and is scheduled for Saturday April 15th and Sunday April 16th. following this event will be a nice reward for having finished our taxes.

Go Buckeyes!