(Team photo and tournament information courtesy of Ohio State Athletics Department. Tournament scoring and statistics courtesy of Golfstat)
Here is recap for the first two rounds.
The weather forecast is temperatures in the low 60’s, rain and calm conditions.
The Buckeyes rebounded from two tough rounds to shoot the 3rd best score (281, +1) of the final round to move up five positions in the leaderboard to finish T-7th with Indiana. Their three round scores were 296-313-281-890 (+50).
As you’d guess, this round was quite the contrast to the first two rounds. On Sunday, Ohio State had 14 birdies; twice as many as the first two rounds combined. They had 15 bogeys, half of the first and second per-round average, and only one double bogey.
On Sunday, the Buckeyes were led by Will Grimmer’s 67 (-3). Caleb Ramirez and Will Voetsch had 71s (+1) and Daniel Wetterich and Laken Hinton followed with 72s (+2).
For the Championship, Caleb finished T-11th, Will V T-21st, Will G T-31st, and Daniel and Laken T-42nd.
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Ohio State began final round play on hole #11.
Daniel, again, was consistent in his final round. He had 1 birdie and 2 bogeys on his front nine of 36 (+1) and 1 birdie and 2 bogeys on his back nine of 36 (+1). Daniel was +3 through 14 holes before finishing his last four holes in -1 for his 72. Very nice finish. Hell, it was a very nice round…
For the Championship, Daniel averaged 3.58 (+7) on the par-3s, 4.28 (+10) on the par-4s and 5.17 (+1) on the par-5s. He had 2 birdies and 33 pars.
Will finally got his game together after several rounds of ‘meh’ (for him) play. He found his game with 5 birdies and 2 bogeys for a superb performance, really. His final round of 67 was the 3rd bet score of the day.
Will averaged 3.50 (+6) on the par-3s, 4.19 (+7) on the par-4s and 5.17 (+1) on the par-5s. He had 7 birdies and 29 pars. Will was T-7th for most birdies.
Caleb began his day with 8 pars in his first nine holes. On his back nine, he twice paired bogey-birdie holes before finishing with three consecutive pars for his 71 (+1).
Caleb averaged 3.00 (E) on the par-3s, 4.31 (+11) on the par-4s and 4.83 (-1) on the par-5s. He had 4 birdies and 38 pars. Caleb led the field with most pars and was T-2nd in par-3 scoring.
Will began his round with a bogey, but smoothed out his play to play even par for the next seven holes. After 14 holes, Will was a respectable +3, then closed with -2 in his final four holes. Those were much needed birdies coming down the stretch.
Will averaged 3.08 (+1) on the par-3s, 4.31 (+11) on the par-4s and 5.00 (E) on the par-5s. He had 5 birdies and 34 pars. Will ranked T-10th in most pars.
Laken got off to a fast start with birdies on #12 and #14 and was -2 through six holes. He stumbled with double bogey-bogey on #17 – #18, but stabilized the situation by playing his final 10 holes in +1 for his 72 (+2).
Laken averaged 3.25 (+3) on the par-3s, 4.42 (+15) on the par-4s and 4.83 (-1) on the par-5s. He had 3 birdies and 32 pars.
Hole by hole scoring
Stats & Stuff
For the Championship, Oho State played the par-3s to 3.28 (+17). They played the par-4s in 4.30 (+54) and the par-5s in 5.00 (E). The Buckeyes ranked T-2nd in par-3 scoring, T-4th in par-4 scoring and T-11th in par-5 scoring. They finished with 21 birdies (13th) and 166 pars (2nd).
Here’s how the scoring broke out for Ohio State in the three rounds.
Conditions and play were a good bit better for Sundays’ final round; the field averaged 73.04 strokes and the Buckeyes averaged 70.6. In contrast, on Friday, the average score for the field was 74.46 on a par-70 layout. The average for the Buckeyes was 74.8. On Saturday, the average score for the field was 78.3 and for the Buckeyes it was 78.8.
Monday May 13 – Wednesday May 15 are the NCAA Regionals. Participation and location TBA.