February 8, 2020

Ohio State Overpowers TTUN, 5-1, to Close Out Big Ten Match Play

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Feb. 8, 2020

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s golf team closed out the Big Ten Match Play with an impressive victory, overpowering That Team Up North 5-1 to finish the tournament with a 2-1 record. Felix Kvarnstrom and Patrick Schmucking ran the table in their matches, each finishing a perfect 3-0 for the tournament.

Ohio State vs. That Team Up North

The first match out for the Scarlet and Gray did not last long as Kvarnstrom jumped out to an early lead over his counterpart and continued to build. He made the turn three-up and won three of his next four holes to shake hands on the 13th green and record the first point for Ohio State. The senior had an impressive weekend winning all of this three matches by 6&5, 4&3 and 4&2 margins.

Laken Hinton came up big in his final match after struggling the day before, handily defeating his opponent five-and-three, winning four of his last six holes in route to the victory.

Schmucking led for nearly the entire afternoon, hanging on to a one-up lead through the 16th hole when it was brought back to all-square. The freshman tied the 17th hole before hitting clutch shots on 18 to win his third point of the tournament.

Kevin Stone won his match three-and-two to even his record up at 1-1-1 for the weekend. Grant Engle secured his first full point of the tournament as well, taking two of his last three holes to earn the two-up victory.

Freshman Jackson Chandler dropped his first match of the weekend on the 18th hole to finish the tournament 2-1.