April 23, 2021

Buckeyes Look to Defend Title at 49th Robert Kepler Intercollegiate


Robert Kepler Intercollegiate
Dates:              April 24-25, 2021
Course:           OSU Golf Club (Scarlet Course) – Columbus, Ohio
Par/Yardage:  Par 71 – 7,455 yards
Live Scoring:  Golfstat
Format:           Play 5, Count 4
Tee Times:      Saturday – 36 holes (1 and 10 from 7:30-9:36)
Sunday – 18 holes (1 and 10 from 7:30-9:36)
Teams:            Dayton, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kent State, Liberty, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, Toledo

**Spectators will be allowed at the OSU Golf Club for both tournament days.**

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State will close out the regular season this weekend in the best place possible, at home hosting the Rebert Kepler Intercollegiate at The OSU Golf Club. Play will start on Saturday with 36 holes and conclude with the final round on Sunday.

  • All 11 active Ohio State players will be in action this weekend. The Buckeyes will have two teams, and A and a B team in the team event.
  • Ohio State’s A lineup will consist of Maxwell Moldovan, Adam Wallin, Felix Kvarnstrom, Jackson Chandler and Elis Svard. The B lineup will feature Patrick Schmucking, Caleb Davern, Grant Engle, Kevin Stone and Laken Hinton while JonErik Alford will play as an individual.
  • This will be the 49th playing of the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate.
  • The Buckeyes have won the event 24 times and will be the defending champions this week as they won the tournament by five shots over Michigan State in 2019. Last year’s tournament was not played due to Covid.
  • 11 of the 14 Big Ten teams are in the field this weekend.
  • The Buckeyes are coming off a 13th place finish at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational last weekend in Phoenix.
  • After this weekend, the Buckeyes will head to Crooked Stick for the Big Ten Championship next weekend.
  • Freshman Maxwell Moldovan leads the team in scoring 70.73 and has three Top 10 finishes. He also tops the squad with seven rounds in the 60s and 12 of his 15 rounds have been at par or better.
  • Felix Kvarnstrom has been in the Top 25 in three events and is second on the team with a 72.13 scoring average.
  • Kevin Stone, Laken Hinton and Grant Engle are the only three Buckeyes who have played in the Kepler prior to this year. Stone is the only one who has played in the event multiple times.
  • The weather forecast calls for a chance of rain on Saturday and then looks relatively clear for Sunday. Temperatures are expected to be around 60 degrees both days.