April 27, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Final resume alterations for the NCAA Regionals will be made this weekend (Apr. 28-30) at the 2017 Big Ten Championships. All fourteen conference institutions will collide on the Baltimore Country Club’s East Course for 54 holes of competition. Play is set to begin at 9 a.m. ET on Friday.
Big Ten Network is sending a camera crew to the east coast and will air a recap special of the event on Sunday, May 7 at 11 a.m. ET.
Name: 2017 Big Ten Championships
Live Scoring: Golfstat
Course: Baltimore Country Club-East Course (Baltimore, Md.)
Yardage: 7,181 yards – Par 70
Format: Play 5, count 4
Schedule of Play:
Round 1 (Friday, Apr. 28) | Tee times off of Holes 1 & 10 starting at 9 a.m. ET
Round 2 (Saturday, Apr. 29) | Tee times off of Holes 1 & 10 starting at 9 a.m. ET
Final Round (Sunday, Apr. 30) | Tee times off of Holes 1 & 10 starting at 8 a.m. ET
Field (14 teams):
*Golfstat Top-60 rankings listed
No. 9 Illinois
No. 57 Iowa
No. 56 Michigan
No. 32 Northwestern
No. 60 Ohio State
No. 50 Penn State
No. 38 Purdue
1-Will Grimmer | So. | 72.41 avg. (27 rounds)
2-Daniel Wetterich | So. | 72.67 avg. (27 rounds)
3-Jeg Coughlin III | Fr. | 73.53 avg. (17 rounds)
4-Clark Engle | Sr. | 74.38 avg. (21 rounds)
5-Caleb Ramirez | So. | 74.38 avg. (20 rounds)
A wide range of temperatures are being forecast for the Baltimore area this weekend, starting with highs in the lower 80s on Friday, jumping up into the 90s for Saturday’s Round Two before dipping down to a high of 73 degrees on Sunday. Winds are expected to gust between 8-11 mph while Saturday’s 40 percent chance of precipitation is the biggest threat.
BUCKEYES AT THE BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Ohio State has captured 23 team titles at the Big Ten Championships since 1920, the most of any conference school. Illinois ranks second with 14 team trophies.
CINCINNATIANS LEADING THE WAY FOR OHIO STATE IN 2016-17
Will Grimmer and Daniel Wetterich, both sophomores hailing from Cincinnati, have played in all 27 rounds for the Buckeyes this season and are ranked ‘1-2’ on the squad for season scoring average. One of the two paced Ohio State in eight of the nine regular season tournaments. Grimmer recorded the lowest OSU score in each of the first three tournaments of the season while Wetterich strung together three straight top tallies during the Spring season.
Overall, Grimmer has been the best Buckeye in five events with Wetterich earning that distinction three times. In addition, Wetterich was slotted second right behind Grimmer on two occasions, including last week’s Robert Kepler Intercollegiate.
COLUMBUS HOSTING 2018 NCAA REGIONAL
The Ohio State University is one of six host sites for the 2018 and 2022 NCAA Men’s Golf Regionals. The three-day event will be played on the OSU Golf Club’s Scarlet Course from May 14-16, 2018, and again in May ’22.