Ohio State returns home to host the 47th annual Robert Kepler Intercollegiate on the Scarlet Course at the OSU Golf Club. The first and second rounds are set for Saturday with the final round on Sunday.
BUCKEYES AT THE KEPLER
Ohio State has won the Kepler 23 times in this the 47th year of the event
The Buckeyes have not won the event since 2003
An Ohio State individual has claimed medalist honors 21 times with the last time being Fred Hammer in 2014
The event has been played every year except for three since 1969
Since its inception, the Kepler has been won by only a dozen schools – Colorado, Eastern Michigan, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Illinois, Kent State, Louisville, Miami (Ohio), Northwestern, Ohio State, UNLV and Xavier.
NOTING THE BUCKEYES
Like the weather, the Buckeyes had a tough weekend at the Boilermaker Invitational last weekend, finishing in a tie for 14th
Will Voetsch led the Buckeyes as he tied for 20th at 2-over par. He posted a second round 2-under 70 in brutal conditions on Saturday afternoon.
Daniel Wetterich leads the team with a 71.77 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 four 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.
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.
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