October 15, 2019

Buckeyes Close Fall Season with Fifth Place Finish at Crooked Stick


Oct. 15, 2019

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Buckeyes played another good round in tough conditions at Crooked Stick Golf Club, shooting 295 in the last round to finish 17-over and place fifth. The Crooked Stick Invitational was the last stop for the fall season in which Ohio State played three stroke play and one match play events.

Felix Kvarnstrom earned his second top-10 finish of the season, shooting a two-over 218 to tie for ninth at Crooked Stick. Kvarnstrom breezed through the front nine with seven pars and two birdies to make the turn two-under. Wind gusting up to 25 mph stifled scoring on the back nine, leading in part to a four-over back nine and two-over 74 to finish the tournament. The graduate student rolled in 10 birdies and one eagle over the 54-hole event.

Patrick Schmucking finished just two shots behind Kvarnstrom, carding a final round 75 to move to four-over and tie for 13th. The freshman made another good showing in his first season, collecting 10 birdies for the tournament and shooting his best score of the fall.

Kevin Stone, a Carmel, Indiana native, finished the Crooked Stick Invitational tied for 18th at five-over par.

Grant Engle carded 74-78-73 to place 32nd and JonErik Alford posted 78-77-73 to place 48th.


The team also competed at the Dayton Flyer Invitational the past two days, sending four individuals to the tournament.

Jack Mancinotti turned in the best 54-hole score of his career on the par 71 NCR South course, shooting 71-72-74 to finish four-over par and tie for fifth place. The redshirt-senior finished just two shots off the lead, draining 10 birdies and 30 pars through three rounds.

Freshman Jackson Chandler finished alongside Mancinotti at four-over par to shoot his best score of the season and collect a career high finish. Chandler shot 71-77-69 to record his first round of par or better and first in the 60s.

Laken Hinton was close behind at five-over par, carding 73-74-71 to total 218 and place tied for 10th. The Junior tallied eight birdies and his first round of par or better on the year.

Justin Wick was the fourth and final individual, shooting 226 to tie for 28th.


Crooked Stick Invitational

PlacePlayerRound 1Round 2Round 3Final
5TEAM287 (-1)299 (+11)295 (+7)881 (+17)
9Felix Kvarnstrom (1)71 (-1)73 (+1)74 (+2)218 (+2)
T13Patrick Schmucking (4)72 (E)73 (+1)75 (+3)220 (+4)
18Kevin Stone (3)70 (-2)76 (+4)75 (+3)221 (+5)
32Grant Engle (2)74 (+2)78 (+6)73 (+1)225 (+9)
48JonErik Alford (5)78 (+6)77 (+5)73 (+1)228 (+12)

Dayton Flyer Invitational

PlacePlayerRound 1Round 2Round 3Final
T5Jack Mancinotti71 (E)72 (+1)74 (+3)217 (+4)
T5Jackson Chandler71 (E)77 (+6)69 (-2)217 (+4)
T10Laken Hinton73 (+2)74 (+3)71 (E)218 (+5)
T28Justin Wick76 (+5)75 (+3)75 (+3)226 (+13)


Ohio State will resume play in the spring semester at the Big Ten Match Play in February at Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Fla.