Oct. 1, 2019
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.
|Place||Player||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Final|
|T23||Grant Engle (2)||72 (+1)||69 (-2)||72 (+1)||213 (E)|
|T54||Patrick Schmucking (5)||74 (+3)||75 (+4)||71 (E)||220 (+7)|
|T61||Felix Kvarnstrom (1)||71 (E)||76 (+5)||76 (+5)||223 (+10)|
|T67||Kevin Stone (3)||76 (+5)||78 (+7)||71 (E)||225 (+12)|
|T67||Jackson Chandler (4)||72 (+1)||74 (+3)||79 (+8)||225 (+12)|
|15||TEAM||289 (+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.