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

The Buckeyes were in Brown’s Summit, NC for the Bryan National Collegiate tournament.

The Course

The course, Champions Course at Bryan Park was set up at 6,305 yards and played to a par of 72.

The Format

This is the typical “play 5, count 4” format. This gives teams a little wiggle room in the scoring, but not much.

The Schedule

Eighteen holes played per day.Sunday’s final round will be a shotgun start at 8:30 am. Saturday, March 16th is single round (18 holes) with shotgun start at 7:30 am.

The Field

The 18 team field and their GolfStat rankings:

Boston University, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Duke #3, East Carolina #49, Georgetown, Idaho, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina #36, NC State, Ohio State #55, Oregon State #30, Tulsa, UNCG, Virginia #15, Virginia Tech #50, Wake Forest #12

The Buckeyes

  1. Aneka Seumanutafa | Fr.
  2. Lauren Peter | Fr.
  3. Niki Schroeder| Sr.
  4. Yukie Sasaki | So.
  5. Adeena Shears | Jr.
    Ind. Sofia Seldemirova | So.

That’s the set-up. How’d it go?

Recap:

Ohio State had a team score of 887 (+23) to finish in 7th place. Their three rounds were 296 (+8), 298 (+10) and 293 (+5). I’d think the highlight reel moment was Sofia Seldmirova’s hole-in-one on the 155 yard par-3 12th hole in her opening round.

Aneka Seumanutafa shot a three round total of 211 (-5) to lead the Buckeyes. Lauren Peter shot a 217 (+1), Niki Schroeder a 221 (+5), Adeena Shears a 224 (+8) and Yuki Sasaki a 226 (+10).

Buckeye Scores

Pos Bryan National Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total To Par
7 Team 296 298 293 887 23
T-21 Aneka Seumanutafa 74 73 73 220 4
T-78 Lauren Peter 78 80 79 237 21
T-31 Niki Schroeder 75 74 74 223 7
T-14 Yukie Sasaki 72 75 71 218 2
T-40 Adeena Shears 75 76 75 226 10
T-31 Sofia Seldemirova (I) 74 71 78 223 7
  Team to Par 8 10 5 23 23

 

Aneka

Aneka had rounds of 74-73-73-220 (+4) to finish T-21st place. Aneka played the par-3s in 3.17, the par-4s in 4.17 and the par-5s in 4.67. She and Amanda were the only Buckeyes to play the par-5s in under par. Her 6 birdies tied for 2nd most by a Buckeye. Her 40 pars were tied for most of the Buckeyes (Yuki) and T-3rd overall in this metric.

Lauren

Lauren had rounds of 78-80-79-237 (+21) to finish T-78th place. She had 5 birdies, but also 3 double bogeys and 3 triple bogeys. Let’s just say it was not a very good outing and move on from this. Lauren did record 32 pars, so it wasn’t all bad. She’ll be in friendlier confines mid-month for the Lady Buckeye Invitational.

Adeena

Adeena had rounds of 75-76-75-226 (+10) to finish T-40th. She had 5 birdies and 35 pars. So, that’s 40 of 54 holes in par or better. Adeena had only 1 double bogey, so she did a nice job of “preserving” her rounds.

Niki

Niki had rounds of 75-74-74-223 (+7) to finish T-31st. Her 9 birdies led all Buckeyes and tied for 15th overall. She recorded 32 pars, so of 54 holes played, she was par or better in 41 (75%) of them. Good for her.

Yukie

Yuki had rounds of 72-75-71-218 (+2) to finish T-14th. Yuki finished with the low score of the Buckeyes- nice work. Her final round 71, along with Sofia’s second round 71 were the only Buckeye scores under par in this event. Her 40 pars were tied for most of any Buckeye (Aneka) and placed her T-3rd overall in this metric. She was the only Buckeye to have scored nothing higher than a bogey. That’s consistently good golf. Well done.

Sofia

Sofia had rounds of 75-77-74-226 (+10) to finish T-31st. She had 38 pars, 4 birdies and an eagle (hole in 1, actually) to play( 43/51, 84%) a lot of her holes at par or better.  Sofia showed ability to string together stretches of incredible golf. In her opening round, she had a three hole stretch of -3 and a 9 hole stretch of +1. In her second round, an 11 hole stretch of -2. That’s some pretty good golf over a lot of holes.

 

Stats & Stuff

Ohio State had 31 birdies for the tournament, ranking them 9th. They had 179 pars, ranking them 2nd.

The Buckeyes played the par-3s to an average of 3.12, +7 to par, ranking them 3rd. They played the par-4s to 4.22, +33 to par, ranking them 8th. They played the par-5s to 5.07, +4 to par, ranking them T-9th.

The Buckeyes continue to play the par-3s very well.

Below is a frequency table of how the Buckeyes scored, such as number of birdies, number of pars, etc…

Round Eagle Birdie Par Bogey 2X 3X 4x
1 0 10 60 17 2 1 0
2 0 8 60 20 0 2 0
3 0 13 59 13 3 2 0
Total 0 31 179 50 5 5 0

 

Comments

Ohio State actually had a pretty decent tournament. They were in the top 5 of combined Birdie-Par holes, 210. So they are playing a lot of the holes very well. The issue in this event was triple bogeys; it absolutely killed them. If the triples had been eliminated, Ohio State would have been in 4th-5th place, easily. But, that is a earning experience; as the younger players gain experience, they’ll figure out how to staunch the bleeding.

Up Next

The Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational in Columbus, OH. The event is scheduled from Saturday, April 13 through Sunday April 14.

Go Buckeyes!