July 13, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Head coach Jay Moseley and the Ohio State men’s golf program have released the 2016-17 competition schedule. The Buckeyes will play in nine different states/territories spanning four different time zones, including the Atlantic time zone for a tournament held in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
“I could not be more excited to announce our 2016-17 schedule,” Moseley said. “We played one of the toughest and best competition schedules in the country last year and I believe this year’s schedule will be even better with several new events that we have added. Pebble Beach is an incredible way to start the season and it truly provides us with a PGA Tour experience. I am confident that each tournament on our schedule will allow our players to get better and prepare us for championship golf in April and May.”
The Carmel Cup (Sept. 2-4), contested on historic Pebble Beach, serves as the opening act for Ohio State’s ’16-17 campaign. A quick jaunt down Interstate-71 follows three weeks later with participation in the Cincinnati Intercollegiate at Coldstream (Sept. 26-27). October presents a similar schedule as the Buckeyes compete in the Nike Collegiate Invitational (Oct. 2-4) on the Colonial Country Club before wrapping up the Fall slate Oct. 24-25 at the Quail Valley Intercollegiate in Vero Beach, Fla. (Quail Valley Golf Club).
Spring ’17 starts with the Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb. 9-10) on the Hammock Beach Resort’s Ocean Course. Ohio State then flies to the Caribbean for the Puerto Rico Classic (Feb. 19-21) prior to March’s lone competition, the Linger Longer Invitational (March 19-21) in Greensboro, Ga.
In stark contrast, April is packed full with four events in a 20-day span. The busy month begins with the Cabarrus County Irish Creek Intercollegiate (Apr. 8-9; Kannapolis, N.C.) and Boilermaker Invitational (Apr. 15-16; West Lafayette, Ind.). Regular season play concludes on the friendly carpet of the OSU Golf Club’s Scarlet Course when Ohio State hosts the 46th running of the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate (Apr. 22-23).
The Baltimore Country Club, recently named the host site for the 2017 and 2018 Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships, holds the ’17 conference tournament April 27-29. NCAA postseason action gets going May 15-17 (NCAA Regionals) and comes to a close at the NCAA Championships (May 26-31) in Sugar Grove, Ill., at Rich Harvest Farms.