(Photo courtesy Ohio State Athletics Dept, tournament information courtesy The Players Amateur, PGA Tour and LPGA Tour)
We had a couple Buckeyes, actually one Buckeye and one soon-to-be Buckeye, in action this week in amateur golf. There are several more Buckeyes taking to the course this coming weekend in professional tournaments and some Local Golf.
The Players Amateur
Junior Will Grimmer and incoming transfer Will Voetsch teed it up at the 2017 Players Amateur played at Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, SC. The four round event was held July 11 through July 16.
Will Grimmer finished in T-13 with a score of 278 (-6). The highlight of the weeks was Will’s 2nd round score of 65 (-6), which was the best score of the round. Young Mr. Grimmer blitzed the course in the 2nd round with four consecutive birdies on holes #2 – #6. His 65 was also tied for the 2nd best round of the tournament.
Meanwhile, Will Voetsch was only three strokes behind, finishing T-23 with a four day score of 281 (-3). Will made up ground in the third round with a 67 (-4) that included 7 birdies and 3 bogeys).
This was a good event for Will & Will; stiff competition in a four day event. Both Wills acquitted themselves well. This upcoming golf season will be fun to watch.
These following professional events will be conducted Thursday through Sunday, July 20-23. I’ll put together, either Friday night or Saturday the results of the first two rounds.
Rachel Rohanna travels to Sylvania, OH for the Marathon Classic.
Ryan Armour will be in the Opelika, AL area for the Barbasol Championship. The Open is also held this weekend – maybe next year.
Bo Hoag heads into corn country (Omaha. NE) to play in the Pinnacle Bank Championship.
Tee-K Kelly stays north of the border (Montreal) and will play in the Mackenzie Investments Open.
Good luck Buckeyes, let’s have something positive to report in a couple days. Fairways & greens!
After Saturday’s solid round (79), Monday’s round (86) was fairly aggravating. In general, the chipping and putting remained competent, the driving was generally okay and the iron game was a wreck. Signs of this began to creep into the game on Saturday. I hit 9/14 fairways (pretty good) but only 7/18 greens (pretty atrocious).
I think I made a few adjustments today, but we’ll find out tomorrow if they work.
Thanks for stopping in, catch you Friday or Saturday.