(Team photo and tournament information courtesy of Ohio State Athletics Department. Tournament scoring and statistics courtesy of Golfstat)
The Buckeyes are off to Murrells Inlet, SC this week for the NCAA Regional Championships. The low five teams and the low Individual not on any of the low five teams will advance to the NCAA Championship.
Here’s set-up and first round recap.
Ohio State lineup
1. Daniel Wetterich
2. Will Grimmer
3. Caleb Ramirez
4. Will Voetsch
5. Laken Hinton
The Buckeyes forges into 1st place after two rounds with a 2nd round score of 281 (-7) and a two round score of 565 (-11). Ohio State leads Wake Forest and Illinois by two strokes.
The Buckeyes were led by Caleb Ramirez and Laken Hinton, both with 69 (-3). Will Voetsch had a 71 (-1) and Daniel Wetterich and Will Grimmer each had 72 (E)) to complete the Buckeye scoring. That’s pretty impressive team scoring, isn’t it? Look, when the “worst” player(s) on your team are shooting even par for the day, you’re probably in a good place of mind.
Caleb is 3rd in the 75 player field. Will V is T-4th, Laken T-17th, and Daniel and Will G are T-26th.
|Pos||NCAA Regionals||Rd 1||Rd 2||Rd 3||Total||To Par|
Daniel had things rolling on the front nine with an opening birdie and seven consecutive pars. A double bogey on #9 got him to the turn at 37 (+1), so he wasn’t in too bad of shape. Daniel followed with a bogey on #10, then got that stroke back with a birdie on the par-4, 12th hole. He had five consecutive pars before birdieing the 18th hole for a back nine of 35 (-1) and a round of 72 (E).
For the 2nd round, Daniel averaged 3.00 (E) on the par-3s, 4.10 (+1) on the par-4s and 4.75 (-1) on the par-5s. He had 3 birdies and 13 pars.
Will had a much better front nine with 2 birdies – 2 bogeys to make the turn at 36 (E). He was actually -2 through #12, but two bogeys leveled his back nine, and round, to an even par 72.
Will averaged 3.00 (E) on the par-3s, 4.10 (+1) on the par-4s and 4.75 (-1) on the par-5s. He had 4 birdies and 10 pars.
Caleb’s second round was almost a repeat of his opening round. He was -2 through 3 holes and -3 at the turn. After birdies on #13 – #14 got Caleb to -5 for the round, he again ran into trouble mid-way through the back nine. Yesterday it was a double bogey on #14. Today it was a triple bogey on #15. He cleaned things up with a birdie on is final hole for a round of 69 (-3); his second consecutive round this week in the 60’s.
Caleb averaged 2.75 (-1) on the par-3s, 4.20 (+2) on the par-4s and 4.50 (-2) on the par-5s. He had 6 birdies and 11 pars. Caleb’s 12 birdies over both rounds lead the field.
Will had an interesting front nine. He parred his first four holes, then scrambled 2 birdies and 3 bogeys into the next five holes to make the turn at 37 (+1). Will lit up the back nine with four consecutive pars, a birdie, three more pars and a closing birdie. Done. His back nine of 34 (-2) got him in the clubhouse at 71 (-1).
Will averaged 3.00 (E) on the par-3s, 4.20 (+2) on the par-4s and 4.25 (-3) on the par-5s. Will had 4 birdies and 11 pars.
Laken opened with three birdies in his first six holes. That’s exactly the start that he needed. Three more pars got him to the turn at 33 (-3). A birdie on #11 got his round to -4 where it stayed until the 18th hole. A bogey gave him a back nine of 36 (E) and a round of 69 (-3).
Laken averaged 3.0 (E) on the par-3s, 3.80 (-2) on the par-4s and 4.75 (-1) on the par-5s. He had 4 birdies and 13 pars.
Hole by hole scoring
Stats & Stuff
For the round, Ohio State played the par-3s in 2.95 (-1), the par-4s in 4.08 (+4) and the par-5s in a blistering 4.60 (-8). They led the field in pars (61) but were last in birdies (3). They lead the field in par-3 scoring, are 4th in par-4 scoring and 1st in par-5 scoring.
Their 41 birdies are 1st in the field and their 109 pars are T-5th.
Here’s how the scoring broke out for Ohio State on Friday.
Clearly, Ohio State, pending something completely unexpected happening, will advance out of the Myrtle Beach Regional. That may not satisfy them. After their 2nd round play, they may detect blood in the water and go directly for the “W”.
In the 2nd round, they were assigned a 7:30 am start, first groups out with Illinois and Wake Forest. In Wednesday’s final round, it’s same teams, same time. Hopefully, the results will be the same…
Round three is scheduled for Wednesday.