(Team photo and tournament information courtesy of Ohio State Athletics Department. Tournament scoring and statistics courtesy of Golfstat)
Ohio State headed to the Great Northwest for the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational October 1st – 3rd. The host club is the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, OR. This is a 15 team field with 54 holes played over two days.
The Buckeyes were +5 after their opening round. It says so here. Let’s move on to 2nd round play.
As a refresher, the Buckeye lineup, below.
The Buckeyes teed it up with:
That’s the set-up. How’d it go?
Second Day Recap
Ohio State couldn’t put it all together in Monday’s round and shot a team score of 293 (+9) to finish the second round at 582 (+14).
The Buckeyes were led by Daniel Wetterich with a well played 69 (-2) Caden Orewiler shot his second consecutive par round of 71 and Will Grimmer rebounded to shoot a 72 (+1). Ohio State scoring was rounded out by Caleb Ramirez 81 (+10) and Will Voetsch 82 (+11).
We Have Stats
In round 2, Ohio State played the par 3’s to an average of 3.08 strokes, +2 to par. After two rounds they are at 3.28, +14. They played the par-4’s to 4.29, +13 to par. For two rounds they are at 4.17. +15. The par 5’s were played to an average of 5.25, +5 to par. Through two rounds they are at 5.05, +2 to par.
The 2nd round is almost a reversal of the 1st round; they played the par 3s quite well and struggled with the par 4s.
Oddly, for the second straight day, Ohio State had 47 pars and 17 birdies. This gives them 94 pars and 34 birdies so far. I thought their 24 bogeys in round one indicated a lack of crispness to their game. In the 2nd round they had only 19 bogeys. In the opening round, the Buckeyes had two double bogeys, so they really didn’t hurt them selves too much with “big” numbers. In round 2, they had 5 double bogeys, a triple bogey and a quintuple bogey. They killed themselves with “big” numbers.
The Buckeyes began their round on the back nine. Let’s see how they did:
Will G had an odd round; 18 holes and did not record a bogey. He was -1 after 4 holes then double bogeyed the par-4 14th hole, a 470 yard monster. Will birdied his 9th hole to make the turn at even par. He birdied two of the first four holes on his back nine before taking a triple bogey on his 15th hole. Three consecutive pars closed out his round at 72 (+1).
Through two rounds, Will’s score of 149 (+7) has him in 63rd place.
Daniel stumbled a bit with a bogey on hole #12 (his 3rd hole) then absolutely turned it around. He birdied his 6th hole to make the turn at even par. A birdie on his 13th hole got him to -1 and a birdie on his final hole ended his round with a flourish and a 68 (-2).
Through two rounds, Daniel’s score of 141 (-1) has him in T-24th place
Caleb had, to put it kindly, and adventuresome round. Through seven holes, he was +8, “highlighted” by a 9 on the par-4 14th, his 5th hole. To his credit, Caleb went birdie-birdie to make the turn at +6; not bad considering what it had been a half hour previous. On his back nine, he rode the “bogey train, bogeying 5 of 6 holes before ending his round with another birdie and an 81 (+10).
Through two rounds, Caleb’s score of 156 (+14) has him in T-72nd place.
Will V had one of the more intriguing rounds of the day. Beginning on hole #10. he had 2 bogeys, 2 birdies, 2 bogeys, 2 pars. A bogey on his 9th hole got him to the turn at +3; not too bad for a card that had only 2 pars on it at that point. Unfortunately, his back nine pretty much went to hell. Again, he had only 2 pars, but he substituted 3 double bogeys. I can empathize with Will, I’ve had nines like that. It’s a stretch of two hours where you hope not to sprain your ankle or lose any club head covers. Will staggered into the clubhouse with an 82 (+11).
Through two rounds, Will’s score of 153 (+11) has him in 70th place.
Caden double bogeyed his 2nd hole (hole #11) then birdied 2 of his next 4 holes before a bogey on his 9th hole put him at +1 at the turn. Nothing ho-hum in this round. A bogey on his 12th hole pushed him to +2 for the round, but 2 birdies in his next 5 holes got Caden into the clubhouse with a 71 (E) score.
Through two rounds, Caden’s score of 142 (E) has him in T-31 place.
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A Few Takeaways
Daniel, Caden and Will G managed to put together good rounds. In fact, really good rounds. When you are in a “play 5, count 4” format, you need more than three players to play well. It didn’t happen on Monday. By any stretch.
Caleb and Will V need to tear up the scorecards and clear their minds. There wasn’t really too much to have been learned from their Monday rounds; forget about it and just go out and golf like you’re capable of on Tuesday..
Tuesday’s final round on Wednesday. Please stop by.