May 25, 2023

Ohio State Starts NCAA Championship Friday


NCAA Championship
Dates:              May 26-31
Course:            Grayhawk Golf Club – Scottsdale, Ariz.
Par/Yardage:   Par 70 – 7,289 yards
Tee Times:       Friday – 10:05 a.m. ET / Saturday – 3:35 p.m. ET
Live Scoring:   Golfstat
Website:          NCAA Championship Site
Play 5, Count 4 – 72 holes of stroke play / 3 rounds of match play
Teams:            Participant List

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State heads west this week as the Buckeyes will compete in the final event of the season for the second consecutive year. The NCAA Championship starts on Friday morning in Scottsdale, Ariz., at the Grayhawk Golf Club and a champion will be crowned next Wednesday.

All teams will play three stroke play and the field will then be trimmed to the Top 15 for the final round on Monday. After the completion of 72 holes, an individual champion will be crowned, and the Top 8 teams will advance to match play starting on Tuesday.

The Buckeye lineup this week will be the same as the Auburn Regional with Maxwell Moldovan, Adam Wallin, JonErik Alford, Jackson Chandler and Neal Shipley. Scottsdale native Jacob Tarkany will be the alternate this week.

Ohio State at the NCAA Championship

  • This will be the program’s 48th NCAA Championship appearance.
  • Ohio State has won two team national titles in 1945 and 1979
  • Robert Kepler coached the Buckeyes to the 1945 title that was won on their home course, the OSU Golf Club.
  • In 1975, Joey Sindelar and John Cook led the Buckeyes to their second title, which came at Bermuda Run Country Club outside Winston-Salem, N.C. Legendary coach Jim Brown was at the helm for the program’s second title.
  • Five different Buckeyes have won the NCAA individual title — John Lorms (1945), Tom Nieporte (1951), Rick Jones (1956), Jack Nicklaus (1961) and Clark Burroughs (1985).
  • The Buckeyes have qualified for back-to-back NCAA Championships for the first time since the 1997 and 1998 seasons.
  • Last season, the Buckeyes finished in 23rd place as Adam Wallin led the way individually, carding rounds of 74-73-73 to finish 55th.

 Ohio State Team Notes

  • Have two wins on this season — Cal Poly Collegiate in November and the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate in April
  • Eight Top-5 finishes in 12 stroke-play events
  • Has an overall head-to-head record of 95-43-5 on the season
  • Against teams in the NCAA Tournament, the Buckeyes have gone head-to-head with 20 of them and have a combined 10-20-1 record.
  • The team also won the Southern Invitational last season, marking the first time under head coach Jay Moseley that the team has won tournament titles in back-to-back seasons. The last time it happened was in 2012-13 and 2013-14.