March 21, 2017
GREENSBORO, Ga. – Will Grimmer ignited for a 5-under 67 in the final round of the Linger Longer Invitational, matching his career best score set earlier this season during his medalist performance at the Bearcat Invitational (Sept. 26-27). Fellow underclassmen Jeg Coughlin III and Daniel Wetterich were Ohio State’s best overall performers, however, each grabbing a share of 19th place in the 84-player field.
The above three Buckeyes, plus a 1-under 71 from Caden Orewiler, combined for a team total of 283, Ohio State’s best of the competition. The Scarlet & Gray improved in each subsequent round, posting scores of 290-287-283 to finished T-6th. Ohio State bested three Top-50 opponents and most importantly topped No. 37 Michigan by 20 strokes.
Wetterich carded his third straight 71, wrapping up the competition at 3-under (213). It marks the third Top-25 for him in six events as a Buckeye. Coughlin III completed the highest finish of his freshman campaign, racking up 38 pars en route to his 213 (-3). The 38 pars ranked second among all players, complemented by a 3-under Par-3 aggregate ledger (tied for first in the tournament). This Buckeye duo topped four Top-100 players, including fifth-ranked Jimmy Stanger of Virginia.
T-6th | Team 290-287-283—860 (-4)
T-19th | Jeg Coughlin III 70-69-74—213 (-3)
T-19th | Daniel Wetterich 71-71-71—213 (-3)
T-46th | Will Grimmer 80-74-67—221 (+5)
T-46th | Caden Orewiler 77-73-71—221 (+5)
T-53rd | Clark Engle 72-75-75—222 (+6)
T-69th | (IND) Jack Mancinotti 73-74-
Next up for the Buckeyes is the Cabarrus County Irish Creek Intercollegiate (April 8-9) hosted in Kannapolis, N.C., at The Club at Irish Creek.