(Photo courtesy Ohio State Athletics Dept. Tournament information courtesy Swedish Golf Federation and PGA Latinoamerica)
We’re rolling into the July 4th weekend soon, so let’s get caught up on some BuckeyeGolf accomplishments. First, from the PGA Latinoamerica Tour, where alum Tee-k Kelly had another good week.
After blowing away the field in the Puerto Plata DR Open with a wire-to-wire win, which included a career low 61(!), Tee-k followed it up the following week (June 15-18) with a 4th place finish at the BMW Jamaica Classic. His final score of 269 (67-69-66-67) was only 2 strokes out of 1st place.
Tee-k has been, as they’d say on the PGA Latinoamerica Tour, “en fuego” the last two weeks. His career development will be fun to watch. Good luck, Tee-K.
Sofia’s name probably isn’t familiar to you, which is understandable. Sofia is an incoming freshman and will be joining the OSU Women’s golf team this autumn.
Sofia finished T-5th at the Annika Europe tournament that just concluded at Halmsted Golf Club in Halmsted, Sweden. Sofia’s three round score of 216 (even par) was only 3 strokes behind the winner. Although she struggle a bit to an opening round 78 (I’d like to struggle to a 78) her 2nd round score of 65 was the best score of any competitor (78 players) in any of the three rounds. The young lady can ‘go low’.
Here’s a quick background on Annika Europe:
The ANNIKA Invitational Europe, an elite junior golf championship founded by Annika, was played for the first time in Sweden in late summer 2012. Swedish native, Linnea Strom took home the first-ever ANNIKA Invitational Europe Championship trophy.
The event rotates between top clubs in Sweden and annually plays host to 78 of the best European girls.
This tournament is a pretty big deal; a lot of good golfers are developed in Europe, and the ANNIKA Invitational Europe is a great experience for these young ladies and a wonderful showcase for their talents.
Sofia is from Sofia, Bulgaria. Her career at Ohio State will be of interest because our daughter-in-law was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. Additionally, my daughter-in-law’s niece is named – Sophia. There is certainly more than a passing interest in Sofia’s success at Ohio State on my part.
Ryan Armour and Bo Hoag
Ryan (PGA) and Bo (Web.com) are competing in tournaments “in progress”. I’ll have recaps of their results on Monday.
Have a good weekend, catch you on the flip side.