May 15, 2019
MURRELLS INLET, S.C.—Ohio State put together their second best 54-hole score of the season to finish 20-under par at the NCAA Myrtle Beach Regional to advance to the NCAA Championships. The team played the final round nine-under par to finish in second place behind Illinois and be only the 12th No. 8 seed to clinch a berth into the NCAA Championships in the last decade. Caleb Ramirez and Will Voetsch showed up big for the Scarlet and Gray, shooting a combined 17-under par to lead the team to their 47th NCAA Championships appearance, their first since 2011.
The other teams to advance out of the NCAA Myrtle Beach Regional are Illinois (1st), Wake Forest (3rd), California (4th), and UNLV (5th).
Ramirez’ fourth-place 207 (68-69-70) is the best 54-hole score of his career and netted him his second career top-5 finish. The senior holed 16 birdies in three rounds to get to nine-under par and be the low man for Ohio State. He made it through the first ten holes of his final round two-under, before trading a couple birdies and bogeys, and finishing on a high note with a birdie on the par five 18th hole. The senior has made a huge impact in the latter half of this season, finishing 24th or better in all seven spring tournaments he has competed in, and in the process carded three of the four sub-par finishes of his career.
Voetsch also showed up to play, finishing the tournament with a 69 to move to eight-under par and clinch his third top-10 finish of his last four appearances. The New Jersey native drained three birdies on the front to make the turn at three-under, before fighting his way back from alternating bogeys and birdies to ultimately walk into the clubhouse with a share of sixth place and a new 54-hole career low of 208 (68-71-69).
Laken Hinton had a tough front nine, heading to the tenth tee at three-over, before he found his stroke and fought his way back to birdie five of his last seven holes, including 18 which had given him trouble the first two rounds, and finish with an impressive two-under 70. The sophomore came into the day at even par, shooting 75 in the first round and bouncing back with a second round 69, ending up two-under in total to move up to 14th place.
Daniel Wetterich entered the final day two-over par after shooting 74-72 in his first two rounds and played solid golf in the final round to card a two-under 70, finish even par, and tie for 20th.
Will Grimmer shot 220 (74-72-74) to close out the regional four-over par and tie for 35th.
|Place||Player||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Final|
|2||TEAM||284 (-4)||281 (-7)||279 (-9)||844 (-20)|
|T35||Will Grimmer (1)||74 (+2)||72 (E)||74 (+2)||220 (+4)|
|T20||Daniel Wetterich (2)||74 (+2)||72 (E)||70 (-2)||216 (E)|
|T4||Caleb Ramirez (3)||68 (-4)||69 (-3)||70 (-2)||207 (-9)|
|T6||Will Voetsch (4)||68 (-4)||71 (-1)||69 (-3)||208 (-8)|
|T14||Laken Hinton (5)||75 (+3)||69 (-3)||70 (-2)||214 (-2)|
The Buckeyes will make another trip down south to Fayetteville, Arkansas to play in the NCAA Championships on May 24-29.