February 15, 2020

Buckeyes Head South to Puerto Rico Classic

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Feb. 15, 2020

ADDITIONAL INFO
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State heads south with a number of the top teams in college golf to compete in the Puerto Rico Classic at Rio Mar Country Club. The field includes the ranking No. 1 team in Oklahoma as well as four other teams inside the top-30 of the Golfstat rankings.

Dates:Feb. 16-18, 2020
Host:Purdue University
Course:Rio Mar Country Club - River Course
Rio Mar, P.R.
Live Scoring:Golfstat
Format:Play 5, count 4
Tee Times:Sunday/Monday/Tuesday - 9:00 AM ET Shotgun
Weather:Showers, 83°/ Mostly Sunny, 83°/ Partly Sunny, 82°
Teams:Ohio State, Purdue, Alabama, Clemson, Charleston, East Carolina, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Maryland, Marquette, North Carolina State, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Tennessee
Buckeye Lineup:
1. Felix Kvarnstrom
2. Patrick Schmucking
3. Kevin Stone
4. Jackson Chandler
5. Grant Engle
Ind. Laken Hinton
Ind. Justin Wick
Ind. Jack Mancinotti

OHIO STATE AT THE PUERTO RICO CLASSIC

  • The Buckeyes are playing in the Puerto Rico Classic for the 11th time and fourth consecutive year since 2017.
  • Ohio State’s best finish came in 2017 where they finished one-over par through three rounds of play, good enough for fifth place.
  • Last year the team finished ninth, highlighted by senior Will Grimmer carding a four-under 212 to place seventh.

THE COURSE

  • The River Course at Rio Mar Country Club is a beautiful course situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the El Yunque National Forest, the only rain forest in the United States. The Greg Norman design melts into the natural terrain and features open greens, wide fairways, light rough, and shallow bunkers. The 6,945 yard course is one of the marquee courses in the Caribbean and has played host to the Puerto Rico Classic since its inception.

BUCKEYE BACKDROP

  • Ohio State opened their spring with a 1-2 record at the Big Ten Match Play Championships.
  • The Buckeyes fell in the opening round to Nebraska on a tiebreaker before handily defeating Wisconsin 4.5-1.5 and Michigan 5-1.
  • Felix Kvarnstrom played exceptionally, finishing the weekend undefeated, winning his three matches by 6&5, 4&3 and 4&2 margins.