(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. Here’s the second round recap.

Ohio State lineup

1. Daniel Wetterich
2. Will Grimmer
3. Caleb Ramirez
4. Will Voetsch
5. Laken Hinton

Recap

The Buckeyes slipped into 2nd place in the Myrtle Beach Regionals and easily qualified for the NCAA Championships later this month. Their final round score of 279 (-9) was their best of the tournament and gave them a three round score of 844 (-20) to comfortably secure runner up position.

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Their third round score  of -9 was the third best score of the round, eclipsed only by California’s -12 and Illinois’ -16.

For the day, the Buckeyes were led by Will Voetsch’s 69 (-3), The team scoring was rounded out by 70’s (-2) from Caleb Ramirez, Laken Hinton and Daniel Wetterich.  Will Grimmer had a 74 (+2) to complete the Buckeye scoring.

For the tournament, Caleb had a 207 (-9), Will V a 208 (-8), Laken a 214 (-2), Daniel a 216 (E) and Will G a 220 (+4).

Caleb finished T-4th in the 79 player field. Will V was T-6th,  Laken T-14th, and Daniel T-20th and Will G T-35th.

Buckeye Scoring

Pos NCAA Regionals Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total To Par
2 Team 284 281 279 844 -20
T-20 Daniel Wetterich 74 72 70 216 0
T-35 Will Grimmer 74 72 74 220 4
T-4 Caleb Ramirez 68 69 70 207 -9
T-6 Will Voetsch 68 71 69 208 -8
T-14 Laken Hinton 75 69 70 214 -2
  To Par -4 -7 -9 -20

 

Daniel

Daniel had a nice, consistent front nine with 1 birdie, 1 bogey and made the turn at 36 (E). After birdies on #13 and #15, he was -2 for the nine and the round. He bogeyed the par-4 16th, then followed with a birdie on #18 for a nine of 34 (-2) and a round of 70 (-2). After opening with a 74, Daniel improved his score by 2 strokes in each of the subsequent two rounds.

For the tournament, Daniel averaged 2.83 (-2) on the par-3s, 4.20 (+6) on the par-4s and 4.67 (-41) on the par-5s. He had 10 birdies and 37 pars. Daniel’s 37 pars were T-3rd in the field.

Will G

Will did make a lot of par in his final round – which is always a good thing. He opened with five consecutive pars before double-bogeying the 6th hole. Will got one of those strokes back with a birdie on #7, then parred out for a front nine of 37 (+1). A birdie on the 12th got him to level par on the round, then two bogeys over the closing six holes gave Will another nine of 37 (+1) and a round of 74 (+2).

Will averaged 3.00 (E) on the par-3s, 4.10 (+3) on the par-4s and 5.08 (+1) on the par-5s. He had 11 birdies and 29 pars.

Caleb

Caleb had another superb round. A birdie on the 2nd hole was followed by seven pars and a front nine of 35 (-1). A birdie on the 10th hole got Caleb to 2 on the day. He closed out his final eight holes with 2 birdies, 4 pars and 2 bogeys for a nine of 35 (-1) and a round of 70 (-2), his third under par round of the week.

Caleb averaged 2.83 (-2) on the par-3s, 4.00 (E) on the par-4s and 4.42 (-7) on the par-5s. He had 16 birdies and 34 pars. Caleb’s 16 birdies T-4th in the field.

Will V

Will had a terrific front nine. He birdied three of his first six holes, then parred out to make the turn at 33 (-3). His back nine was somewhat entertaining; his first five holes were birdie-bogey-birdie-bogey-birdie. Will then demonstrated that he could make a par by parring the 445 yard par-4 15th hole. He parred three of his final four holes for a nine of 36 (E) and a round of 69 (-3). Will also had three under par rounds for the week.

Will averaged 3.08 (+1) on the par-3s, 4.00 (E) on the par-4s and 4.25 (-9) on the par-5s. Will had 1 eagle, 14 birdies and 31 pars. Will’s eagle was T-6th in the field.

Laken

Laken was cruising along in his front nine at level par through six holes. He bogeyed #7 (not a big deal) then double bogeyed #9 (kind of a big deal) to make the turn in a choppy 39 (+3). At this pint it looked like a “practice round” for Laken, since +3 wasn’t counting towards team score. A birdie on #12 got Laken to +2 and a par on #13 kept him there. Then the fireworks began; he birdied 4 of his final 5 holes, featuring 3 consecutive (# 14 – #16) and on the 18th hole. After the smoke cleared, his back nine of 31 (-5) gave Laken a round of 70 (-2).

Laken averaged 3.17 (+2) on the par-3s, 4.00 (E) on the par-4s and 4.67 (-4) on the par-5s. Laken had 12 birdies and 33 pars.

Hole by hole scoring

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Stats & Stuff

For the tournament, Ohio State played the par-3s in 2.98 (-1) to lead the field. They played the par-4s in 4.06 (+6) to place 5th and the par-5s in 4.62 (-23) to T-1st with Illinois. They led the field in birdies (63) and were 4th in par (164).

Here’s how the scoring broke out for Ohio State on Friday.

  Eagle Birdie Par Bogey +2 +3
1 1 20 51 16 1 1
2 0 21 58 9 1 1
3 0 22 55 11 2 0
Total 1 63 164 36 4 2

 

Comments

This was a great performance by Ohio State. They played consistently good golf all three rounds. They placed two players in the Top 10 (Caleb, Will V) and another two in the Top 20 (Laken, Daniel). This is the kind of team depth they’ll need to do well later this month in Arkansas for the Finals.

 

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NCAA Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas held from May 24 – 29..

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