MGOLF: Buckeyes Start Final Stretch at Boilermaker Inv. This Weekend
Ohio State is coming off a fourth place finish at the Linger Longer Invitational last month
Ohio State begins its final push of the season this weekend as it heads to West Lafayette, Ind., for the Boilermaker Invitational. The 54-hole event begins on Saturday morning and will conclude on Sunday.
BUCKEYES AT THE BOILERMAKER
This will be the Buckeyes’ seventh appearance in the event overall including each of the last five years.
Ohio State has finished no worse than seventh in any of its previous appearances with a top finish of runner-up in 2010.
Individually, seven Buckeyes have notched top-10 finishes led by current assistant coach Brad Smith who finished runner-up at 4-under par in 2010.
Last year, the Buckeyes finished in fifth place with Daniel Wetterich leading the way with a ninth-place finish.
NOTING THE BUCKEYES
The Buckeyes are coming off a month break and are set for a final push of three-straight weekends of tournaments.
The first is this weekend at the Boilermaker Invitational followed by the Robert Kepler Invitational at home and them capped by the Big Ten Championship at Baltimore Country Club.
Ohio State finished fourth in the 16-team field at the Linger Longer Invitational last month in Greensboro, Ga.
Will Grimmer led the Buckeyes as he tied for 17th at 1-under par, his third under-par event of the season.
Daniel Wetterich leads the team with a 71.25 scoring average and four top-20 finishes. Wetterich was named the Big Ten Player of the Week last fall after his career-best performance at the Bearcat Invitational.
Jeg Coughlin III has played solid golf this spring as he has averaged just over 73 strokes per round in three events in 2018
Caden Orewiler notched the best finish of his career with a T3 in the individual event at the Puerto Rico Classic
The Buckeyes went 3-1 at the Big Ten Match Play Championship in February. OSU defeated Michigan and Maryland on day one before falling to Iowa in a fog-shortened nine-hole match on Saturday morning. The Buckeyes closed the event with a 6-0 sweep of Minnesota on Saturday afternoon.
Will Voetsch opened his spring with a top-5 finish at the Georgia Southern Individual Invitational.
Ohio State notched a pair of sixth place finishes early in the fall and then capped the fall with a runner-up finish at the Dayton Intercollegiate
HOSTING A REGIONAL
The Scarlet Course will play host to one of six NCAA Regionals next month. Ohio State will host the event on May 14-16 at the OSU Golf Course. The Buckeyes will also host a regional in May of 2022.