May 26, 2019
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—Ohio State claimed one of the 15 spots to play in the final round of stroke play at the NCAA Championships, shooting a third round 14-over 302 to get to 31-over for the tournament and place 11th. The Buckeyes did just enough to make the cut and have the opportunity to make the match play portion of the tournament if they finish in the top-eight tomorrow. Teeing off in the first wave at 7:45AM, the team had to wait until the afternoon groups finished at 7PM to learn that their ticket was punched to play in the fourth round of stroke play. Ohio State was the lowest ranked squad in the 30 team NCAA Championship field and beat out numerous top ranked schools to play on Monday.
Daniel Wetterich leads the team with a three round total of 219, following a two-over 74 today that brought him to three-over and tied for 19th overall. The senior had a rough start, closing out his first nine five-over par but roared back with three birdies and six pars on the back nine to secure the 74. Wetterich has played rock solid golf, shooting 71-74-74 at the relentless Blessings course to lead the Buckeyes past some of the best teams in college golf.
Will Grimmer fired the low round for the team today, holing four birdies against four bogeys to finish even par and take a share of 34th at six-over. Grimmer has sandwiched a 78 with two 72s to contribute two scores to the team total and help them move onto the last stroke play round.
Laken Hinton carded 14 pars in his third round but could not break through and ended up with a six-over 78 to move to 10-over. The sophomore shot a one-under 71 yesterday and coupled with a first round 77 and third round 78 to place 65th.
Caleb Ramirez grinded through his round, making the turn at four-over and running into more issues midway through the back. He righted the ship in the closing holes, rolling in birdies on hole 15, 17, and 18 to get to nine-over and tie for 101st.
Will Voetsch had another tough day on the course, carding 78 to move to 20-over for the tournament.
The Buckeyes tee off at 11:55AM tomorrow afternoon alongside TCU and Pepperdine.
T19 – Daniel Wetterich 71-74-74 (+3)
T34 – Will Grimmer 72-78-72 (+6)
T101 – Caleb Ramirez 77-73-81 (+15)
T65 – Laken Hinton 77-71-78 (+10)
T129 – Will Voetsch 77-81-78 (+20)