March 8, 2022

Wallin Claims First Title at Colleton River Collegiate

Ohio State Buckeyes


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State sophomore Adam Wallin fired a dazzling final round 7-under 65 on Tuesday to win the Colleton River Collegiate, marking the first title of his collegiate career. As a team, the Buckeyes finished at 17-under par and in fourth place in the 15-team field.

Wallin had it rolling on Tuesday. He made seven birdies and an eagle in the round and finished the tournament with 17 birdies which was second-most in the field. Wallin carded rounds of 68-69-65 to finish at 14-under par. That is tied for the lowest 54-hole score in relation to par by a Buckeye at an event since 1980. He shares that honor with Kevin Hall from the 2004 Big Ten Championship and Chris Wollmann from the 1996 Red River Classic.

Wallin has posted three Top 10 finishes in three events this spring. He has also posted five of his last seven rounds in the 60s. The 65 on Tuesday was the lowest round of his career.

The Buckeyes have played two events this spring and have a pair of Top 5 finishes as well as a pair of medalists. Maxwell Moldovan also claimed his first collegiate victory two weeks ago at the NEXUS Collegiate in the Bahamas.

Moldovan and JonErik Alford both finished strong on Tuesday, as each carded rounds of 3-under 69 to tie for 28th at even-par. Moldovan bogeyed his first hole of the day but played bogey-free the rest of the way with four birdies in his final 12 holes. Alford also made four birdies in his round on Tuesday and finished with 12 for the week.  This was Alford’s second event of his career in which he finished at par or better.

Patrick Schmucking and Marco Steyn each finished in a tie for 35th at 3-over par. Schmucking improved by a shot each round, closing with an even-par 72. Steyn had a rough stretch in the middle of the final round but birdied two of his final five holes to finish with a 76.

The Buckeyes have finished in the Top 5 in both events this spring and will look to keep to trend going next week when they head to The Falls Club in Palm Beach, Fla., for the Southern Invitational. The first two rounds will be on Monday, March 14 with the final round on March 15.


Colleton River Collegiate
4 TEAM 286-286-275 -17
1 Adam Wallin 68-69-65 -14
T28 Maxwell Moldovan 74-73-69 E
T28 JonErik Alford 72-75-69 E
T35 Marco Steyn 72-71-76 +3
T35 Patrick Schmucking 74-73-72 +3