Will Grimmer

Player profile

  • Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
  • High School Mariemont
  • Year Senior



  • Qualified for the 2014 and 2018 U.S. Opens
  • GCAA All-Midwest Region (2016, 17, 19)
  • All-Big Ten Second Team (2017, 19)
  • Big Ten Championships runner-up in 2017 and fourth in 2018
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 18, 19)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2017, 18, 19)

2018-2019 (Senior)

  • All-Big Ten Second Team
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • GCAA All-Midwest Region
  • Ben Hogan and Fred Haskins Award watchlists
  • Named to the U.S. Arnold Palmer Cup Team
  • Received sponsor’s exemption to play in the PGA Tour Memorial Tournament
  • Turned in a team high six top-10 finishes, placing no lower than ninth in six of his first seven tournaments of the year
  • Second on the team with a 72.67 scoring average
  • Recorded nine rounds in the 60s and 15 rounds of par or better
  • Claimed second career victory at the Musketeer Classic, winning by a margin of 11 strokes at 11-under to set his career 54-hole record at 202 (68-67-67)
  • Closed out his collegiate career competing in 43 events with a 72.60 scoring average, two victories, and 13 top-10s.

2017-2018 (Junior)

  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • Second on the team in scoring at 72.50
  • Had a team-high 14 rounds at par or better notched five top-20 finishes in 10 events
  • Recorded a pair of top-5 finishes including a fourth place finish at the Big Ten Championship
  • 88 percent of his rounds counted towards the team score
  • Opened the year with an under-par finish at The Carmel Cup at famed Pebble Beach
  • Playing in defense of his title at the Bearcat Invitational, he recorded his best finish in relation to par of the season with rounds of 71-68-69 (-5) to finish tied for 11th
  • Closed the fall with a third place finish at the Dayton Intercollegiate
  • Was 1-under par for 54 holes at the Linger Longer Invitational, notching another top-20 finish
  • Had another great run at the Big Ten Championship, posting rounds of 70-69-72, finishing in fourth place and leading the Buckeyes to a runner-up finish as a team

2016-2017 (Sophomore)

  • All-Big Ten Second Team
  • Competed in all 33 rounds and contributed 29.5 scores to the team tally
  • Paced the Buckeyes with a 71.97 stroke average
  • Recorded a team-best 12 rounds under par, including 10 tallies in the 60’s
  • Nearly half (16 of 33 ) his rounds were even par or better
  • Won the Bearcat Invitational (Sept. 26-27) in his hometown by carding a 6-under 207 to earn Big Ten Golfer of the Week accolades (Sept. 28)
  • Big Ten Championships runner-up following a 66 in the final round, wrapping up the best B1G finish by a Buckeye since 2004
  • Totaled a pair of Top-5’s, three Top-10’s and six Top-25’s overall
  • Best Buckeye finisher in six of 11 tournaments

2015-16 (Freshman) 

  • Posted a season stroke average of 73.38 while competing as a member of the Buckeye lineup in 10 of 11 events and logging 32 rounds overall
  • Contributed to the team tally in 27.5 of a possible 29 team rounds
  • Opened collegiate career tying for 10th place in The Carmel Cup (Sept. 4-6) firing scores of 73-68-76 (+1)
  • Cracked the Top-10 again March 6-8 with a piece of eighth place in the Tiger Invitational at even par (216)
  • Racked up five more Top-25’s by season’s end to match Tee-k Kelly for the team lead with seven Top-25 efforts
  • Paced the Buckeyes four times and finished no worse than third in the OSU lineup all season
  • Ripped off four consecutive Top-25’s in April, concluding in a T-12th performance at the Big Ten Championships (Apr. 22-24)
  • Tied for 35th in the NCAA Kohler Regional (May 16-18)
  • Totaled 11 rounds at or under par.


  • Ranked 12th nationally overall (10th in class of 2015) by Junior Golf Scoreboard
  • Also slotted in the Golfweek/Sagarin (17th overall; 11th in class) and AJGA (29th overall; 18th in class) national junior golf rankings
  • 2014 AJGA All-American
  • 2014 Ohio Men’s Amateur runner-up, dipping seven shots under par (72-66-69-70)
  • Earned medalist honors at both the Ohio Junior Amateur Championship (-6; 66) and AJGA Memorial Junior (-7; 67-71-68) in 2013
  • Runner-up in the 2013 AJGA Coca-Cola Boyne Highlands (-1; 76-71-68)
  • Competed in back-to-back USGA Junior Championships following a local qualifier medalist effort in 2013 and receiving local qualifying exemption for 2014
  • Member of Ohio’s three-man team which tied for eighth at the 2014 USGA Men’s State Championship
  • Two-time Junior PGA Qualifier (2013-14)
  • Division-II Ohio high school state championships runner-up as a junior in 2013, posting a two-round 147 which was the fourth-best round in Ohio state championships history
  • Tied for fifth as a sophomore in the 2013 high school state championships
  • Four-time league championship medalist and player of the year.


  • Son of Kevin and Sarah Grimmer
  • Has a sister, Ashley
  • National Honor Society and Leadership Council member
  • A communications major