September 27, 2019

Buckeyes Head West With Elite Company to Nike Collegiate Invite


Sept. 27, 2019


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Buckeyes join some elite company traveling to North Plains, Oregon to play in the Nike Collegiate Invitational starting Sunday. Nine teams from the GCAA coaches’ poll, including five top-10 teams, will join Ohio State and a few others to make up the 15-team field for the seventh annual NCI.

Nike Collegiate Invitational
Dates:Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2019
Course:Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club – Witch Hollow Course
North Plains, Ore.
Live Scoring:Golfstat
Format:Play 5, count 4
Tee Times:Sunday/Monday/Tuesday – 11AM ET
Weather:Partly Cloudy, 57°/Mostly Sunny, 60°/Sunny, 64°
Teams:Ohio State, No. 20 Georgia, No. 3 Baylor, No. 15 Clemson, No. 7 Duke, Florida, No. 9 Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, No. 19 USC, No. 21 Stanford, TCU, No. 10 Texas, Vanderbilt, No. 4 Wake Forest
Buckeye Lineup:
1. Felix Kvarnstrom
2. Kevin Stone
3. Patrick Schmucking
4. Grant Engle
5. Jackson Chandler


  • Ohio State has played in all six previous installments of the Nike Collegiate Invitational, dating back to 2014.
  • Last season, the Buckeyes tied for 10th with Oregon at the event played at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Will Grimmer was the team leader last year, shooting 72-67-69 (208) to finish two-under and tie for fifth place.


  • Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club was built in 1992 and from day one was recognized as elite, being selected to host the 1996 U.S. Amateur. The 36-hole club was created to be reminiscent of Scotland and Great Britain’s iconic courses that have shaped the history of the sport. The two courses on the grounds are Ghost Creek and Witch Hollow, which will play host the NCI. The par 72, 7,017 yard course was created to blend into the natural surroundings alongside the Cascade Mountains. The immaculate course snakes its way through woods, wetlands, lakes, and ponds and along with undulating fairways and wide greens produces a stiff test for all who traverse it.


  • The Buckeyes finished their first tournament of the year in sixth at the Inverness Intercollegiate in Toledo, Ohio.
  • Three players made their Ohio State debut at the Inverness, including Felix Kvarnstrom, Patrick Schmucking, and Jackson Chandler.
  • Kvarnstrom started off his Buckeye career with a strong performance, shooting a one-over 214 (74-72-68) to tie for fourth place in tough conditions.