Sept. 23, 2019
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s golf team is in a tie for seventh at 24-over par through 36 holes of the Inverness Intercollegiate. The Inverness Club played very tough in the opening rounds, with tucked pin locations and blustery conditions, the layout made it difficult to turn in low scores.
Felix Kvarnstrom led the way in his Ohio State debut, turning in a 36-hole score of 146 to take a share of 18th place at four-over par. Kvarnstrom navigated the course with precision, carding 11 pars and two birdies in the opening round for a 74. He settled in in the second round, rolling in 14 pars and two birdies to finish the round one-over and stay within striking distance of the leaders.
Kevin Stone got off to a good start in the first round, putting up 16 pars against just two bogeys to start the afternoon two-over. In the second round, Stone birdied his first hole, ran into some trouble in the following holes but righted the ship, sinking two more birdies to post 75 and move to 29th place at six-over par.
Patrick Schmucking played well in his collegiate debut, posting 77-72 through two rounds at Inverness to place 32nd. Schmucking had trouble navigating the course in the first round, carding 11 pars and one birdie. However, he found his stroke in the second, dropping three birdies against four bogeys to shoot a one-over 72 on the tough Inverness track.
Fellow freshman Jackson Chandler had difficulty in the early goings but finished his first round strong with back to back birdies to turn in a 76. His second round featured much of the same, placing him in a tie for 41st at nine-over with a round left to play.
Grant Engle finished day one at 12-over par in 56th place.
Laken Hinton, the lone individual for the Buckeyes, finished 14-over in 61st place.
7 – TEAM 298-294 (+24)
T18 – Felix Kvarnstrom 74-72 (+4)
T56 – Grant Engle 75-79 (+12)
T29 – Kevin Stone 73-75 (+6)
T41 – Jackson Chandler 76-75 (+9)
T32 – Patrick Schmucking 77-72 (+7)
T61 – Laken Hinton 77-79 (+14)
The Buckeyes tee off in the final round of the Inverness Intercollegiate starting at 8:30AM off of holes one and 10.