(Image courtesy Berkeley Hall Club, tournament information courtesy golfgenius.com
A week ago, three Buckeyes (Will Grimmer, Will Voetsch and Daniel Wetterich) ventured to South Carolina to play in the prestigious The Players Amateur event. All three did well; Will Grimmer finished in 3rd place, Will Voetsch in T-22nd place and Daniel Wetterich in T-35th place.
The tournament is held at the Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, SC. The course was set up to 7,121 yards and par 71.
This was a four round stroke play event. There were 80 competitors that teed off in the first rund, with a cut after 54 holes.
The Players Amateur
Will apparently made good use of his U.S. Open experience. Will had rounds of 69-67-68-69-273 (-11). Clearly, four rounds in the 60’s is very good golf, but Will’s rounds were eve better than that, His 2nd round 67 was tied for 4th best score of the round and his 3rd round 68 was tied for 2nd best score of that round.
Will pretty much had this tournament under control. He had one eagle, 18 birdies and 44 pars. He had 9 bogeys, but crucially, he had no score higher than a bogey. He didn’t fritter away red numbers with big numbers.
Will had four solid rounds of 72-70-70-69-281 (-3). His opening round was +1 to par, then Will gradually improved his score each day. That’s the type of trending you want to see.
Will had 15 birdies and 46 pars. He had 10 bogeys, but did have one double bogey, the 418 yard par-4 fifth hole. Will played seven holes to an aggregate total of under par. He also played another seven holes to even par. The 5th hole was played to an aggregate of +4. If Will’s goat was ‘got’, it was by the fifth hole.
Daniel had rounds of 70-72-73-70-285 (+1). He tended to run his scoring in streaks or clusters. For example, in his opening round, he opened with three pars. He played the next five holes in even par, without recording a par. He then parred six consecutive holes.
Daniel had a decent number f sub-par holes, but he had just enough over-par holes to wash the score. Still, a final score of +1 on this course is really good golf.
Daniel had 2 eagles, 11 birdies and 45 pars. He also had 11 bogeys and two double bogeys.
It looks like Bo Hoag is in Omaha, NE for the Pinnacle Bank Championship. Of course, the ‘biggie’ is Ryan Armour in Carnoustie, Scotland for The Open. Daniel Wetterich is in Lewiston, NY for the Porter Cup. In the link, left, you can also find a coupe nice articles on Buckeye Zoe-Beth Brake, who won the Women’s Porter Cup last month. So, no pressure, Daniel…