Aug. 7, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University men’s golf program finalized its 2015-16 tournament schedule this week and it consists of 10 regular season events, five during each the Fall and Spring semesters. The OSU Golf Club’s Scarlet Course will play host to the 46th edition of the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate April 9-10.
“I could not be more excited about our schedule this year,” Jay Moseley, Ohio State head coach, said. “We are going to see five Tour courses throughout the year and the competition will prepare us for postseason championships. Every event on the schedule provides a great opportunity for our guys to improve and develop. That’s all you can ask for.”
The Buckeyes will battle in a minimum of 11 tournaments, guaranteed the 10 regular season events before vying for bragging rights at the Big Ten Championship April 22-24 in Newburgh, Ind., for the second consecutive season. Ohio State is slated to trek to eight different states spanning from Florida in the South all the way to Oregon in the Pacific Northwest.
Pebble Beach, the site of five U.S. Opens, is destination number one for the Scarlet & Gray. Ohio State looks to capture The Carmel Cup (Sept. 4-6) contested on the historic links. September remains a busy opening month of action as the Buckeyes follow with the Inverness Intercollegiate (Sept. 21-22) and Windon Memorial (Sept. 27-28). The Inverness Country Club is no stranger to hosting PGA major championships either, doing so six times (four U.S. Opens and a pair of PGA Championships) in its history.
Ohio State wraps up the first semester with two October tourneys. First is a trip to Eugene, Ore., for the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational (Oct. 4-6) at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club; and then the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational (Oct. 18-20) down in Isleworth, Fla.
Moseley returns to his old stomping grounds to tee off the second semester, leading the Buckeyes into the Tiger Invitational (March 6-8) hosted by his alma mater Auburn University. Two weeks later comes the Lone Star Invitational (March 21-22), drawing the Buckeyes to San Antonio.
April is jam-packed with four chances to ‘go low.’ Ohio State starts on the road heading towards Bryan, Texas for the Aggie Invitational (Apr. 2-3) before returning to host the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate (Apr. 9-10) in Columbus. One final tune-up before postseason play occurs at the Boilermaker Invitational (Apr. 16-17) hosted by Purdue University.
Ohio State then hits the most crucial part of the season and sharpens up its NCAA resume one last time at the Big Ten Championship (Apr. 22-24). The NCAA Regionals and NCAA Championships are scheduled for May 16-18 and May 27-June 1, respectively.