March 12, 2023

Buckeyes Make Spring Break Trip to Sea Island for the Johnnie-O


The Johnnie-O at Sea Island
Dates:              March 13-14
Course:            Sea Island Golf Club – St. Simons Island, Ga.
Par/Yardage:   Par 70 – 7,005 yards
Live Scoring:   Golfstat
Format:           Play 5, Count 4
Teams:            Michigan State, Rutgers, Penn State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Iowa, Memphis, Cincinnati, Toledo, Kansas State, Notre Dame, Kansas and UNCG

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State continues its spring break trip this week as it readies to play in The Johnnie-O at Sea Island. The 54-hole event will be played at the Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Ga. The first two rounds will be played on Monday with the final round set for Tuesday.

  • Ohio State’s scoring lineup this week will be the same as last event with Adam Wallin, Maxwell Moldovan, JonErik Alford, Neal Shipley and Jackson Chandler. Jacob Tarkany will play this week as an individual.
  • Just like last week at Colleton River, the field has a strong Big Ten feel as six Big Ten teams will compete this week.
  • At Colleton River, all five scoring players finished under-par for just the second time this season. Adam Wallin led the way as he finished tied for eighth at 8-under par. That was his second event this season with three under-par rounds and the third of his career. He has a 71.61 scoring average and four Top 20 finishes on the season.
  • Maxwell Moldovan shot rounds of 70, 71, 73 at Colleton River and finished at 2-under par. That was his fifth event of six this season in which he has finished under-par. Moldovan leads the team with a 70.44 scoring average.
  • Jackson Chandler had three rounds at par or better at Colleton River and has been at par or better in five of his last six rounds. He has also finished under-par in the last two events which marks the first back-to-back events under-par in his career.
  • Shipley has been under-par in three consecutive events, which is also the longest stretch of his career. He posted rounds of 70, 73, 70 at Colleton River to finish at three-under par.
  • Alford is coming off the best 54-hole finish in relation to par in his career. He carded rounds of 69, 70, 73 to finish at 4-under par at Colleton River.
  • The Buckeyes opened the fall at the Frederica Cup at the Frederica GC on St. Simons Island.
  • The weather looks a bit dodgy on Monday with rain showers in the forecast throughout the day. Tuesday is only calling for a high of 64 but will feature plenty of Sun.