Sept. 30, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University men’s golf team will play at a PGA Tour stop for the second time in three tournaments thus far this season, competing in the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational at the Colonial Country Club (Oct. 2-4). The PGA Tour heads to Colonial from May 23-29 for the newly-sponsored Dean & Deluca Invitational, extending the Tour’s longest-tenured tournament at a single venue as the 71st edition comes in 2017.
Nike Golf is bringing together an elite field with 12 of the 15 schools competing ranked inside the Golfweek Top-25, including top-ranked Texas.
Name: Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational
Live Scoring: Golfstat
Course: Colonial Country Club (Fort Worth, Texas)
Yardage: 7,209 yards – Par 70
Format: Play 5, count 4 – 54 holes
Schedule of Play:
Round 1 (Sunday, Oct. 2) | Shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. ET
Round 2 (Monday, Oct. 3) | Tee times off of Holes 1 & 10 starting at 9 a.m. ET
Final Round Tuesday, Oct. 4) | Tee times off of Holes 1 & 10 starting at 8:30 a.m. ET
Field (15 teams):
*Golfweek Top-25 national ranking included
No. 9 Clemson
No. 22 Duke
No. 10 Florida
No. 3 Georgia
No. 17 Oklahoma
No. 21 Oregon
No. 5 Stanford
No. 1 Texas
No. 8 USC
No. 6 Vanderbilt
No. 19 Wake Forest
No. 24 Washington
1 – Will Grimmer | So. | 69.67 avg. – 6 rounds
2 – Daniel Wetterich | So. | 73.00 avg. – 6 rounds
3 – Addison Coll | Sr. | 74.33 avg. – 6 rounds
4 – Clark Engle | Sr. | 74.00 avg. – 3 rounds
5 – Caleb Ramirez | So. | 74.33 avg. – 3 rounds
Temperature highs in the upper 80s are expected throughout the competition with sunny skies on Sunday-Monday before clouds roll in for Tuesday’s final round. Precipitation is not being forecasted.
CINCINNATITIANS SHINE IN THE QUEEN CITY
Cincinnati natives Will Grimmer and Daniel Wetterich carried Ohio State to a runner-up showing in the Bearcat Invitational (Sept. 26-27) hosted in their hometown. Grimmer cleared the field by four strokes to claim individual medalist honors. His first career collegiate title also triggered Big Ten Golfer of the Week distinction on Sept. 28. Wetterich joined Grimmer in the Top-10, picking up a share of 10th place in the 60-player field.
Grimmer became the 47th different Buckeye to earn medalist accolades since 1974. The OSU group of tournament champions has totaled 125 titles in the last 42 years. In 13 career events, the sophomore has registered three Top-10 and eight Top-25 performances.
GRIMMER RECORDS SOLID EFFORT AT THE CARMEL CUP
Will Grimmer closed out The Carmel Cup (Sept. 2-4) by dropping in six birdies in each of the final two rounds, posting subsequent scores of 68-69 to climb up into a share of 14th place overall. The sophomore placed higher than four Golfstat Top-100 players and his 13 total birdies ranked 13th in the entire field.
YEAR TWO OF THE MOSELEY ERA
Head coach Jay Moseley embarks on his second season handling the reins of Buckeye Men’s Golf. He, along with assistant coach Brad Smith, mentored a pair of All-Midwest Region honorees a season ago and coached since-graduated senior Tee-k Kelly to the first NCAA Regional individual title in program history and a subsequent trip to the NCAA Championships.
FRESH SEASON, FRESH FACES
The 2016-17 campaign brings three new players to the Ohio State roster, and all three made an immediate splash earning slots in the first Buckeye lineup on the season. Freshmen Caden Orewiler and Jeg Coughlin III, along with sophomore transfer Daniel Wetterch, were among the six student-athletes donning Scarlet & Gray out west in The Carmel Cup (Sept. 2-4).
All three are native Buckeyes hailing from the great state of Ohio. Coughlin captured an Ohio high school individual state title while Orewiler picked up First Team All-Ohio laurels. Wetterich played for Xavier University as a freshman in 2015-16 and was named both the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year and a member of the All-BIG EAST First Team.
TWO ALL-REGION PERFORMERS BACK FOR 2016-17
Will Grimmer joined Tee-k Kelly on the All-Midwest Region Team last year and returns for his sophomore campaign as a Buckeye. Senior Clark Engle is an All-Midwest Region honoree as well, receiving that distinction following the 2014-15 season.
COLUMBUS HOSTING 2018 NCAA REGIONAL
The Ohio State University is one of six host sites for the 2018 NCAA Men’s Golf Regionals. The three-day event will be played on the OSU Golf Club’s Scarlet Course from May 14-16, 2018.