May 25, 2019
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—The Buckeyes played another solid round of golf at the NCAA Championships, coming in at eight-over par for the day to move to 17-over and take a share of seventh place. The Blessings course reared its head again today, making for tough scoring opportunities for the players on the 7,550 yard championship layout. The day started off well, as the team made the turn at two-over par with eight collective birdies under their belt. The tides started to turn early on the back nine, as some errant shots and unlucky breaks started to push up the scores. However, the team bounced back late as four Buckeyes drained at least one birdie in their last few holes, two of which came on 18, to shave four strokes off their two round tally.
Senior Daniel Wetterich paced the Scarlet and Gray again today, shooting a two-over 74 to move his two round total to one-over, good enough for 16th place. Wetterich played a steady second round, collecting 14 pars and one birdie to finish with a 74.
Laken Hinton shot an impressive one-under 71 to get to four-over and tie for 37th going into the final round. The sophomore bogeyed his first hole but quickly rebounded with five pars and three birdies to make the turn at two-under par. The back nine proved a tough task but Hinton held on to finish his round on a high note and birdie 18 to finish one-under.
Caleb Ramirez got off to a hot start and ended on a tough note, having birdie opportunities on holes 16 and 17 that refused to fall, before one finally dropped in on 18. Ramirez had an up and down day, being two shots in either direction of par during his round before he settled at one-over par. His second round 73 moved him into a share of 59th place at six-over par.
Will Grimmer also finished his day in a tie for 59th at six-over par, coupling his first round 72 with a six-over 78 today. The senior made the turn at three-over and struggled through the first half of the back nine. His last four holes were kinder to him as he poured in two birdies in a row on 15 and 16, then pared the last two to end his day.
Will Voetsch rounded out the starting five for the Buckeyes, turning in a nine-over 81 to grab a share of 128th.
The team will tee it up with some of the big guns tomorrow in No. 3 Wake Forest and No. 12 California at 7:45AM CT.
T16 – Daniel Wetterich 71-74 (+1)
T37 – Laken Hinton 77-71 (+4)
T59 – Will Grimmer 72-78 (+6)
T59 – Caleb Ramirez 77-73 (+6)
T128 – Will Voetsch 77-81 (+14)