Sept. 24, 2019
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Buckeyes wrapped up their first tournament of the year with an even par 284 at the Inverness Intercollegiate to finish sixth at 24-over par. The first two rounds of the tournament were played under tough conditions as wind coupled with a tricky course layout led to an average score of over 75.5 for both rounds. The weather backed down for the final round and the Buckeyes took advantage, shooting lower scores nearly across the board.
Felix Kvarnstrom made a strong showing in his first tournament donning the Scarlet and Gray. Kvarnstrom had two bogeys in his first six holes before he settled in, draining three birdies and an eagle to play the back nine four-under. The Sweden native eagled number 10 and rattled off five pars before finishing with two birdies in his final three holes to shoot a 68. Kvarnstrom shot a one-over 214 (74-72-68) for the tournament to place fourth.
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Patrick Schmucking also played well in his Buckeye debut, following up a first round 77 with a pair of 71s to shoot 221 (+8) and place 32nd. Schmucking collected five birdies in his first 10 holes before the tough Inverness track bared its teeth, forcing three bogeys to close out his final round one-over 72.
Kevin Stone had a consistent couple days, bookending a second round 75 with two 73s to finish eight-over in a tie for 32nd. Stone carded 14 pars and one birdie in his final round to post his third counting score for the Buckeyes.
Grant Engle struggled in the first two rounds but found his stroke in the third round to post a solid score. Engle started off with two bogeys and a birdie on the front nine to make the turn one-over. On the back nine, he carded another bogey but holed out from the fairway on hole 18 for the second eagle of his collegiate career and a final round 71.
Jackson Chandler closed out his first collegiate tournament with a 14-over 227.
Laken Hinton, competing as an individual, shot a 15-over 228, highlighted by a final round 72 and an eagle on hole eight.
|Place||Player||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Final|
|T4||Felix Kvarnstrom (1)||74 (+3)||72 (+1)||68 (-3)||214 (+1)|
|T46||Grant Engle (2)||75 (+4)||79 (+8)||71 (E)||225 (+12)|
|T32||Kevin Stone (3)||73 (+2)||75 (+4)||73 (+3)||221 (+8)|
|T54||Jackson Chandler (4)||76 (+5)||75 (+4)||76 (+5)||227 (+14)|
|T32||Patrick Schmucking (5)||77 (+6)||72 (+1)||72 (+1)||221 (+8)|
|T57||Laken Hinton (Ind.)||77 (+6)||79 (+8)||72 (+1)||228 (+15)|
|6||TEAM||298 (+14)||294 (+10)||284 (E)||876 (+24)|
Ohio State tees it up at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Oregon at the Nike Collegiate Invitational on Sept. 29-Oct. 1.