April 7, 2017

Buckeyes Hit the Course for Irish Creek Intercollegiate

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April 7, 2017

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A half dozen members of the Ohio State University men’s golf team are entered into the 2017 Irish Creek Intercollegiate, contested on The Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis, N.C. The 16-team, 93-player field begins play on Saturday, April 8 with 36 holes followed by a final round on Sunday (April 9).

TOURNAMENT TIDBITS
Name: Irish Creek Intercollegiate
Live Scoring: Golfstat
Course: The Club at Irish Creek (Kannapolis, N.C.)
Yardage: 7,099 yards – Par 71
Format: Play 5, count 4
Schedule of Play:
Rounds 1-2 (Saturday, April 8) | Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. ET
Final Round (Sunday, April 9) | Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. ET
Field (16 teams):
Akron
Appalachian State
Charlotte
Dartmouth
Davidson
Dayton
Florida State
James Madison
Kennesaw State
North Carolina
North Florida
Ohio State
No. 24 South Carolina
UNCG
VCU
No. 8 Wake Forest

BUCKEYE LINEUP
1-Daniel Wetterich | So. | 72.72 avg. (18 rounds)
2-Will Grimmer | So. | 71.78 avg. (18 rounds)
3-Clark Engle | Sr. | 74.07 avg. (15 rounds)
4-Caden Orewiler | Fr. | 73.22 avg. (9 rounds)
5-Josh Wick | r-Jr. | 75.67 avg. (6 rounds)
IND-Jeg Coughlin III | Fr. | 72.25 avg. (8 rounds)

WEATHER FORECAST
Competition under cloudy, yet dry, skies is expected for Saturday’s double dip with temperatures in the mid-60s before opening up to sunshine and the low 70s during Sunday’s final round. Minimal winds are being forecasted.

COMING IN HOT AT THE LINGER LONGER INVITATIONAL
While Will Grimmer grabbed the headline on his 5-under 67 in the Linger Longer Invitational’s final round, Jeg Coughlin III and Daniel Wetterich put together Ohio State’s top 54-hole performances and each grabbed a share of 19th place among 84 total players. Wetterich has put forth a Top-25 effort in half (3) of six tournaments played during his first season as a Buckeye.

OHIO STATE JOLTS INTO TOP-5 ON SUPERB FINAL DAY IN PUERTO RICO
The Buckeyes secured their second Top-5 finish of the season the last time out, blitzing through the Puerto Rico Classic’s final round (Feb. 21) at 4-under par (284). Ohio State leapt three opponents during the last 18 holes to place fifth in a 15-team field which included 11 schools ranked inside the Golfstat Top-50.

OREWILER KILLS IT AT BIG TEN MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Caden Orewiler not only posted a perfect 3-0 individual record at the Big Ten Match Play Championship, but did so in dominating fashion. He opened the event with back-to-back 6&5 victories before registering a 5&3 triumph in Ohio State’s win over Indiana. The Buckeyes won two of three matches overall in the competition.

ENGLE CLOSES OUT THE FALL SEASON IN TOP-15 AT QUAIL VALLEY INTERCOLLEGIATE
Senior Clark Engle recorded the 14th Top-25 individual finish of his career to conclude 2016, earning a share of 15th place in the 75-player Quail Valley Intercollegiate (Oct. 24-25). He tallied a 4-under 212 and dropped in 13 birdies to lead the Buckeye effort.

GRIMMER LEADS THE WAY
For the third time in as many tournaments, Will Grimmer placed as the highest Buckeye finisher at the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational (Oct. 2-4). He stormed up the leaderboard on the event’s final day, leaping 24 slots into a share of 14th place on the strength of a 2-under 79.

In 15 career events, the sophomore has registered three Top-10 and nine Top-25 performances.

CINCINNATITIANS SHINE IN THE QUEEN CITY
Cincinnati natives Will Grimmer and Daniel Wetterich carried Ohio State to a runner-up showing in the Bearcat Invitational (Sept. 26-27) hosted in their hometown. Grimmer cleared the field by four strokes to claim individual medalist honors. His first career collegiate title also triggered Big Ten Golfer of the Week distinction on Sept. 28. Wetterich joined Grimmer in the Top-10, picking up a share of 10th place in the 60-player field.

Grimmer became the 47th different Buckeye to earn medalist accolades since 1974. The OSU group of tournament champions has totaled 125 titles in the last 42 years.

GRIMMER RECORDS SOLID EFFORT AT THE CARMEL CUP
Will Grimmer closed out The Carmel Cup (Sept. 2-4) by dropping in six birdies in each of the final two rounds, posting subsequent scores of 68-69 to climb up into a share of 14th place overall. The sophomore placed higher than four Golfstat Top-100 players and his 13 total birdies ranked 13th in the entire field.

YEAR TWO OF THE MOSELEY ERA
Head coach Jay Moseley is in his second season handling the reins of Buckeye Men’s Golf. He, along with assistant coach Brad Smith, mentored a pair of All-Midwest Region honorees a season ago and coached since-graduated senior Tee-k Kelly to the first NCAA Regional individual title in program history and a subsequent trip to the NCAA Championships.

FRESH SEASON, FRESH FACES
The 2016-17 campaign brings three new players to the Ohio State roster, and all three made an immediate splash earning slots in the first Buckeye lineup on the season. Freshmen Caden Orewiler and Jeg Coughlin III, along with sophomore transfer Daniel Wetterich, were among the six student-athletes donning Scarlet & Gray out west in The Carmel Cup (Sept. 2-4).

All three are native Buckeyes hailing from the great state of Ohio. Coughlin captured an Ohio high school individual state title while Orewiler picked up First Team All-Ohio laurels. Wetterich played for Xavier University as a freshman in 2015-16 and was named both the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year and a member of the All-BIG EAST First Team.

COLUMBUS HOSTING 2018 NCAA REGIONAL
The Ohio State University is one of six host sites for the 2018 NCAA Men’s Golf Regionals. The three-day event will be played on the OSU Golf Club’s Scarlet Course from May 14-16, 2018.