Maxwell Moldovan

Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Hometown Uniontown, Ohio
  • High School Green

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Career Honors at Ohio State

  • PING All-America Third Team (2022)
  • All-Big Ten
    • First team (unanimous) (2022)
    • Second team (2021)
  • PING All-Midwest Region Team (2021, 2022)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2022)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2021, 2022)
  • Big Ten Men’s Golfer of the Week (2/23/22, 3/17/22, 4/28/22)
  • US Open Qualifier (2022)

2021-22 Season (Sophomore)

  • Was an All-American and a unanimous first team All-Big Ten selection
  • Led the team again in scoring at 71.03 over 36 rounds and 12 events. That is the lowest single-season scoring average in program history since 1980, besting his average of 71.50 from his freshman season
  • Claimed his first three collegiate victories
  • Won the NEXUS Collegiate at the Albany Resort in February, besting the first at 6-over par in windy conditions
  • In March, he won the Southern Invitational at an OSU 54-hole record of 15-under par
  • Capped the regular season with a win at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate at the Columbus Country Club. Shot rounds of 68-69-68 (-11) to win by three shots.
  • He had 14 rounds in the 60s and 23 rounds at par or better
  • Posted eight Top 20 finishes
  • Made a team-best 132 birdies for an average of 3.7 birdies per round and was a combined 17-under par over 36 rounds
  • Had a streak that spanned five events in March and April where he had 11 of 13 rounds in the 60s, including a career-best streak of six-consecutive rounds in the 60s

2020-21 Season (Freshman)

  • Had a tremendous freshman season, leading the team with a 71.50 scoring average
  • His 71.50 scoring average was tied for the lowest single-season scoring average in program history since 1980
  • Played in eight events and finished in the Top 20 in six of them, including three Top 10 finishes
  • Led the team with 16 rounds at or under par and had eight rounds in the 60s
  • His season score in relation to par was exactly even-par
  • Began his career with 13 consecutive rounds at par or better
  • Was 10-under par following rounds of 69-69-68 in his collegiate debut at the Kiawah Invitational … He finished fourth in the event
  • Recorded a sixth-place finish at the Spartan Collegiate in his second start with rounds of 72-70-70 (-4)
  • In one of the best fields of the regular season at the Valspar Collegiate, he finished runner-up at 9-under par after posting rounds of 66-69-69
  • Playing in his first NCAA postseason event, he led the team at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional with a 17th place finish after three consecutive rounds of 1-under 71

Prior to Ohio State

  • 2019 First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • 2019 AJGA Player of the Year – the first male ever from the Midwest to earn the award
  • Three-time AJGA career champion
  • Collected six top-10 national junior golf finishes in 2019
  • Has been ranked as high as No. 33 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings
  • Finished runner-up in his final junior event, the 2020 AJGA Invitational at Sedgefield, by birdying his final five holes
  • Advanced to the second round of match play at the US Amateur in 2019 before falling to eventual champion Andy Olgetree
  • Won the 2019 Polo Golf Junior Classic at Liberty National
  • Member of the victorious 2019 United States Junior Presidents Cup Team where he went 2-1 in his three matches
  • Undefeated in Wyndham Cup East Team matches (4-0-0) en route to a team victory
  • Two-time Ohio High School State Champion (2017, 2018) and the 2019 Ohio Amateur Champion
  • Finished runner-up at the 2019 Memorial Junior hosted by Sung Hyun Park at Scarlet Course at the OSU Golf Club as well as the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club
  • Tied for fourth at The Junior PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass in 2019
  • Won the 2019 Ohio Amateur Championship