May 24, 2019
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—The Ohio State men’s golf team finished the first round of the NCAA Championships shooting nine-over par to move into seventh place, ahead of seven teams ranked inside the top-10. Daniel Wetterich led the Buckeyes with a one-under 71 to end up only four shots off the lead with Will Grimmer close behind shooting an even par 72.
Wetterich played great golf today before running into some trouble in the closing holes. The Cincinnati native made the turn three under par after holing two birdies and an eagle on the back nine. He started the front nine with a trio of pars before trading birdies and a bogey on the next three holes to get to four under. Some tough luck on the last three holes gave Wetterich a final tally of one-under to place sixth.
Grimmer played a steady round, bogeying two of his first five holes before getting both shots back to get to the front nine at even par. The senior put up three birdies against three bogeys to close out his first round at even par in 12th place.
The Buckeye trio of Caleb Ramirez, Will Voetsch, and Laken Hinton each turned in five-over 77s to share 69th place. The three players rolled in seven birdies collectively but ran into trouble on a few holes that put them on the wrong side of the 7,550 yard Blessings course.
The team tees off tomorrow at 2PM CT alongside round one partners, Georgia Southern and SMU.
T6 – Daniel Wetterich 71 (-1)
T12 – Will Grimmer 72 (E)
T69 – Caleb Ramirez 77 (+5)
T69 – Will Voetsch 77 (+5)
T69 – Laken Hinton 77 (+5)