October 1, 2019

Buckeyes Close out the Nike Collegiate Invite in 15th


Oct. 1, 2019

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State completed the Nike Collegiate Invitational with a final round 290 (+6) to finish the tournament at 21-over par in 15th place. The Witch Hollow course at Pumpkin Ridge proved a difficult task for the Buckeyes, and along with the elite field made for a tough tournament.

Sophomore Grant Engle played fantastic golf in the three-day tournament, carding 72-69-72 to finish even par and tie for 23rd. Engle rolled in seven birdies to go along with 40 pars in his 54 holes, ranking him second in the 75-player field. His 213 is the second-best score of his career and the best score he has turned in as a member of the starting five.

Freshman Patrick Schmucking finished the NCI at seven-over with a final round 71 to go along with his 74-75 from the first two days. The freshman started off the day with two bogeys on the first nine to make the turn at two-over. He bogeyed holes one and three before going on a tear in his final six holes, holing four birdies, including one on his final hole to end the tournament on a high note.

Felix Kvarnstrom closed out his tournament at 10-over, shooting 71-76-76 to finish tied for 61st.

Kevin Stone and Jackson Chandler shared 67th place at 12-over par, each shooting 225. Stone carded five birdies during his final round, turning in an even par 71 to pair with his first two rounds of 76-78. Chandler put together rounds of 72-74-79 through 54-holes of the NCI.


PlacePlayerRound 1Round 2Round 3Final
T23Grant Engle (2)72 (+1)69 (-2)72 (+1)213 (E)
T54Patrick Schmucking (5)74 (+3)75 (+4)71 (E)220 (+7)
T61Felix Kvarnstrom (1)71 (E)76 (+5)76 (+5)223 (+10)
T67Kevin Stone (3)76 (+5)78 (+7)71 (E)225 (+12)
T67Jackson Chandler (4)72 (+1)74 (+3)79 (+8)225 (+12)
15TEAM289 (+5)294 (+10)290 (+6)873 (+21)


The Buckeyes host the Jack Nicklaus Invitational for the second year in a row at the esteemed Muirfield Village Golf Club on Oct. 7-8.