October 23, 2018
CINCINNATI, Ohio—The Ohio State University men’s golf team dominated the field at the Musketeer Classic, winning as a team by 18 strokes and senior Will Grimmer winning individually by 11 strokes. This is the 193rd tournament title in school history and the first since winning the Jack Nicklaus Invitational on September 28-29, 2014. This is also the first win away from their home course, The Ohio State University Scarlet Course, since winning the Windon Memorial Classic on September 23-24, 2012. The Musketeer Classic is the second win in Grimmer’s career, the other coming in the 2016-17 season where he won the Bearcat Invitational on September 26-27, also in front of his hometown crowd in Cincinnati.
Grimmer finished the three round tournament at 11 under par, shooting 68-67-67 to total 202, or four strokes better than his previous career record. Maketewah Country Club is familiar ground for the Cincinnati native, as it is his home course, the location at which he qualified for his two U.S. Open’s, and now the site of his second collegiate win. Grimmer entered the day four under through 13 holes of his second round and a two stroke lead on the field. Through the final round, his lead would balloon up to 11 strokes as he turned in his second consecutive four under round of 67. With at least five birdies in each round of play, Grimmer sunk 16 birdies up against five bogeys to set his career best 54-hole score of 202.
Daniel Wetterich also had a good tournament, taking home second place after shooting 74-69-70, including two eagles, to be even for the tournament. This is the best finish of his Ohio State career, and the third top-5 finish for the senior. Wetterich spent his freshman year at Xavier University, and like Grimmer, had experience on Maketewah, which played credence to his navigating a second-place finish.
Sharing sixth place, Caleb Ramirez was the third Buckeye to finish in the top-10 at the Musketeer Classic. Ramirez finished three over, 74-72-70, to also claim the best finish of his collegiate career, and his first top-10. Close behind, Will Voetsch turned in a score of 220 (+7), good enough to take a share of 16th place to close the fall season. Justin Wick and Kevin Stone rounded out the squad, coming in at 21 and 27 over, respectively.
“We are pleased to close out the Fall with a victory but the most encouraging thing for me to see is how much progress every athlete on our team has made this Fall. Happy for senior Will Grimmer who closed out the Fall season with a convincing win and is playing as well as anyone in the country. We will get back to work this week on preparing for our off season development. It’s very exciting to see how good this team can be.” -HC Jay Moseley
|Place||Player||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Final|
|10||TEAM||288 (+4)||281 (-3)||282 (-2)||851 (-1)|
|1||Will Grimmer (1)||68 (-3)||67 (-4)||67 (-4)||202 (-11)|
|2||Daniel Wetterich (2)||74 (+3)||69 (-2)||70 (-1)||213 (E)|
|T6||Caleb Ramirez (4)||74 (+3)||72 (+1)||70 (-1)||216 (+3)|
|T16||Will Voetsch (3)||72 (+1)||73 (+2)||75 (+4)||220 (+7)|
|T68||Justin Wick (5)||80 (+9)||77 (+6)||77 (+6)||234 (+21)|
|80||Kevin Stone (Ind.)||79 (+8)||76 (+5)||85 (+14)||240 (+27)|
Ohio State closes out their fall season on this high note. They will resume play in in February when they head to Palm Coast, Fla. for the Big Ten Match Play.