(Team photo and tournament information courtesy of Ohio State Athletics Department. Tournament scoring and statistics courtesy of Golfstat)

The Ohio State Men’s Golf (OSUMG) flew into Puerto Rico for the Puerto Rico Classic tournament. The team event is played at the Rio Mar Beach an Spa Resort (River Course) in Rio Grande, PR. The Individual event is played at the Ocean Course. It is a three round event, February 17th – 19th. First round recap,  here.

Recap

The Buckeyes completed the second round with a team score of 295 (+10) to finish at 580 (+4) through two rounds and sit in 8th place in the 15 team field. They are 3 strokes behind 5th place Clemson.

The Buckeyes were led by Caleb Ramirez (72, E), Will Grimmer (73, +1) and Daniel Wetterich (74, +2). They were followed by Will Voetsch (76, +4) and Laken Hinton (79, +7).

Through two rounds, Caleb (141, -3) is T-12th, Will G (142, -2) is T-15th, Daniel (145, +1) is T-21, Will V (152 +8) is 58th and Laken is T-69th.

In the Individual event Kevin Stone shot a 73 (+2) and Justin Wick an 80 (+9). Through two rounds, Kevin (15, +3) is 3rd and Justin (154, +12) is 8th.

Buckeye Scoring

Puerto Rico Classic Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total To Par
Team 285 295 0 580 4
Will Grimmer 69 73 0 142 -2
Daniel Wetterich 71 74 0 145 1
Laken Hinton 78 79 0 157 13
Will Voetsch 76 76 0 152 8
Caleb Ramirez 69 72 0 141 -3
Kevin Stone (I) 72 73   145 1
Justin Wick (I) 73 80 0 153 9
  -3 7 0 4 4

‘* Note: Kevin and Justin are playing on a par 71 course, so their “to par” numbers should be +3 and +12, respectively.

Will G

Will began his round on the 4th hole with a birdie. (Always a nice start).  He bogeyed his closing three holes of the front nine, but flogged the back nine in 34 (-2). Will had his round at -1 through 17 holes, but a double bogey on #18 got him to the clubhouse at 73 (+1). His four birdies were most for a Buckeye in team competition and tied for most of any Buckeye (Kevin Stone) on the course.

Daniel

Daniel began his round on the 6th hole with a par and was a solid +2 through 10 holes of play. A triple bogey (ugh) on #16 was offset by birdies on 3 of his next 6 holes. Daniel’s 3 birdies were second most of any Buckeye in team play.

Laken

Laken began his round on the 8th hole with a par and with a back nine of 38 (+2) was +2 to par through 12 holes of play. A birdie on #4 somewhat ameliorated two bogeys on the previous two holes, but double bogeys on two of three closing holes scuttled a potential good round.

Will V

Will began his round on the 7th hole with a par, and through nine holes of play was even par for the round. He staggered trough four consecutive bogeys, then played the final five holes in -1 to par. Aside from the four hole bogey stretch, Will had a well played (level par) round.

Caleb

Caleb began his round on the 5th hole with a par and liked it so much he recorded 14 pars for the round. Throw in 2 birdies and 2 bogeys and Caleb cards a 72 (E). So, 16 holes of level par golf. That’s having your game under complete control.

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Individual Play

Kevin

Kevin had, except for a double bogey on #13, a very well played round. he had 4 birdies and 9 pars.  His score of 74 (+2) was 3rd best round of the day in Individual play and his 4 birdies were tied for most (WILL G) of any Buckeye on the course. Another impressive round.

Justin

Justin’s round featured a decent front nine (38, +2) followed by a horror show back nine (44, +9). Look, golf tends to be a momentum game; when it gets away from you, you just hold on to finish the round.

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Comments

This was a round where games weren’t as sharp as the previous round. In the first round recap I posed the following:

Monday’s round will be interesting to see if Will G and Caleb can continue their stellar play (possibly).

  • Their combined 2nd round scores were +1, so they somewhat continued their 1st round play. Back-to-back ‘stellar’ rounds are almost impossible. Will and Caleb damn near did it.

and if Laken can avoid the big numbers (probably).

  • uh, no. Things didn’t improve in round 2. However, there is a third round to play, so Laken has another opportunity to find his game.

Stats & Stuff

Ohio State played the par 3’s to an average of 3.30 strokes, +7 to par. Through two rounds they are 3.18, +7 to par. They played the par-4’s to 4.22, +11 to par. Through two rounds they are 4.22, +16 to par. The par-5’s were again played to 4.85, -3 to par. Through two rounds they are 4.85, -6 to par.

Ohio State had 57 pars, giving them 112 through two rounds. They had 12 birdies giving them 27 for the tournament and still have their 2 eagles.

The table below, summarizes the round by round team scoring for each category; birdies, pars, etc.

Round Eagle Birdie Par Bogey 2X 3X
1 2 15 55 14 4 0
2 0 12 57 17 3 1
3            
Total 2 27 112 31 7 1

 

Up Next

Round three Tuesday morning.

Go Buckeyes!