October 1, 2017

Orewiler and Voetsch Pace Buckeyes on Day 1 of Nike Inv.


Oct. 1, 2017


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NORTH PLAINS, Ore. – Will Voetsch and Caden Orewiler each carded rounds of even-par 71 to pace the Ohio State men’s golf team in the opening round of the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club on Sunday.

As a team, the Buckeyes opened with an up-and-down round of 5-over 289. After a slow start which saw them slip to as much as 6-over, the Buckeyes got 10 birdies from their four counters on holes 16-18 to right the ship and get back on track through nine holes. The second nine featured a little more steady golf but a shaky final few holes left them with a 289.

Orewiler and Voetsch each made four birdies and four bogeys in their even-par rounds. Both players also birdied all three holes from 16, 17 and 18. The duo currently sits in a tie for 28th heading into Monday’s second round.

Daniel Wetterich, the reigning Big Ten Golfer of the Week, is a shot behind his teammates after a 1-over 72. He too made four birdies in the round and is tied for 36th. Fellow junior Caleb Ramirez made a couple of birdies around the turn and would finish with a round of 4-over 75.

Will Grimmer had his toughest round of the young season, going 4-over in the final five holes to post a 77.

The Buckeyes will be off on Tuesday morning at 9:20 a.m. PT which will 12:20 p.m. ET off the 10th tee. They are paired with Georgia and Oregon.

14           Ohio State          289
T28         Caden Orewiler 71
T28         Will Voetsch       71
T36         Daniel Wetterich              72
T61         Caleb Ramirez   75          
T67         Will Grimmer     77