October 24, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Ohio State senior Will Grimmer has been named the Co-Big Ten Men’s Golfer of the Week after leading the Buckeyes to an 18 stroke victory as a team, and an 11 stroke victory individually at the Musketeer Classic. This is Grimmer’s second career Big Ten Men’s Golfer of the Week honors, the first of which he won in his sophomore year after he claimed the individual title at the Bearcat Invitational.
Grimmer put on a show in front of his hometown crowd in Cincinnati, as he cruised to a career best 54-hole score of 202, shooting 68-67-67 to turn in a score of 11 under par for the tournament. The site for the tournament, Maketewah Country Club, is not only the home of Grimmer’s second collegiate victory, it is also his home course where he has qualified locally for two U.S. Open’s (2014 and 2018). His score of 202 gave him an 11 stroke advantage over the next best competitor, who was teammate Daniel Wetterich at even par, and helped his team to an 18 stroke victory, their first since 2014.
The senior has enjoyed great success this season, collecting three top-5 finishes (1st, 4th, 5th) in his three events, posting seven rounds under par, five in the 60’s, and is 13 under par collectively for the year. Grimmer’s stroke average of 69.56 is better than any player in the Big Ten and has catapulted him into the top-20 nationally, to 19th place according to GolfStat’s rankings. In 35 career events, Grimmer has a stroke average of 72.32, 21 top-20 finishes, 10 top-10 finishes, and two victories.
Grimmer and the Buckeyes will resume play in February at the Big Ten Match Play in Florida.