(Image courtesy wsgo.org, tournament information courtesy ladieseuropeantour.com, PGA Tour and and Web.com Tour)
We had three Buckeyes take to the course this past weekend. They were Katja Pogacar (LET), Ryan Armour (PGA) and Bo Hoag (Web.com).
Ladies European Tour
Katja Pogacar just completed her 2nd LET event at the Investec SA Women’s Open. She made her second consecutive cut with rounds of 74-76-76-226 (+10) which placed her in T-52 place. So, two tournaments, two cuts made. It’s a good start to her career.
Katja began her opening round on the front nine with five consecutive pars. A closing stretch that included two bogeys and a birdie got her to the turn at 37 (+1). Katja also had two bogeys and a birdie on her back nine to finish with a 74 (+2). She ended her first round in a T-24th place.
Katja began her second round on the back nine (hole #10) with six consecutive pars. She bogeyed the par-3 15th hole, then parred in to make the turn at 37 (+1). Katja bogeyed hole #1, then stabilized with five consecutive pars. However, two bogeys in her closing four holes got her off the course at a 76 (+4). Combined with her first day score, this placed her at +6 to par, in T-65th place and good enough to again qualify her for weekend play.
In her final round, Katja opened on the front nine with three consecutive pars. Her next three holes had a birdie and a bogey and her closing three holes were pars to make the turn at 36 (E). Things went a bit sideways on her back nine with two bogeys and a double bogey. Katja finished the round with another 76 (+4) and a T-52nd overall.
Ryan Armour was in Florida for the Valspar Championship. After being on the wrong side of par for three rounds, Ryan had a very nice final round to bring him back to even pr for the tournament. His rounds 73-71-71-69-284 placed him in a T-40th and maintained his 28th place position in FedEx Cup points.
In his opening round, beginning on the 10th hole, Ryan was -2 through 4 holes and made the turn at 34 (-1). Play wasn’t quite as smooth on the back nine with a birdie and 4 bogeys getting him off the course in 73 (+2).
Ryan improved in his second round with 2 birdies and 2 bogeys on each side for a round of 71 (E). His third round was the same-but different. He carded an even par 71, but used 13 pars, 3 birdies, a bogey and a double bogey to get it. It was a bot choppy, but still and solid score.
Ryan’s final round was very solid – 4 birdies and 2 bogeys brought him in at 69 (-2) and moved him up 10 spots on the leaderboard.
Bo Hoag teed it up in Leon, Mexico at the El Bosque Mexico Championship on Thursday. Unfortunately, Bo didn’t play the weekend because his opening rounds of 75-75-150 (+6) were well over the cut line of 144 (E).
Bo opened his tournament okay enough with an even par 36 on his front nine, but bogeys on #13 – #15 caused him to limp into the clubhouse with a 6 (+3).
Friday’s round opened well enough with two birdies in his first four holes. His next five holes included a bogey, a double bogey and an eagle to make the turn at 35 (-1). So far, so good. He still needed some birdies to make weekend play.
Two bogeys (#12, #13) and a double bogey on #18 (not a good way to end a round) sent Bo off to the airport.
- PGA: On March 15th, Ryan Armour will tee it up at The Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, FL.
- Symetra Tour: On March 16th, Rachel Rohanna will tee it up at the Florida Natural Charity Classic in Winter Haven, FL.
- PGA Latinoamérica: On March 15th, Tee-K Kelly will tee it up at the Guatemala Stella Artois Open in Antigua, GUA.
- OSUWG: On March 16th, the Ohio State women’s team will play in the Clover Cup in Meas, AZ
- OSUMG: On March 18th, the Ohio State men’s team will play in the Linger Longer in Greensboro, GA.