September 18, 2017

Wetterich Posts Two Under-Par Rounds on Day 1 in Toledo


Sept. 18, 2017


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TOLEDO, Ohio – Ohio State junior Daniel Wetterich posted a pair of under-par rounds and sits in a tie for fourth through the first two rounds of the Inverness Intercollegiate at the renowned Inverness Club. As a team, the Buckeyes are in sixth place, just six shots out of the top-3.

Wetterich made three birdies and an eagle in the opening round of 3-under 68, which was his lowest of the young season. He then jumped into a tie for the lead with three birdies in his first four holes of the second round. The Cincinnati, Ohio native wound up making a total of six birdies in the second round which he finished with a 2-under 69.

Wetterich took advantage of his length and played the four par-5s in 4-under with an eagle, two birdies and a par. He is just three shots off the lead of the co-leaders heading into Tuesday’s final round.

Fellow junior Will Grimmer opened his day with a fourth-straight round under par as he posted a morning 1-under 70. He then had a bit of an up-and-down second round as he made five birdies but would card a 3-over 74. He is tied for 31st at 2-over.

Outside of Wetterich, Caden Orewiler played perhaps the steadiest on the day, posting rounds of 71-72. He made six birdies over the two rounds and he too played the tight par-5s well as he was 2-under on the five-pars. He is a shot better than Grimmer at 1-over and tied for 25th.

Junior Caleb Ramirez and redshirt-sophomore Justin Wick each finished the 36 holes at 6-over par. Wick, who made his collegiate debut on Monday and is playing as an individual, carded rounds of 74-74 while Ramirez rebounded from a morning 76 to post a 1-over 72 in the afternoon.

Sophomore Jeg Coughlin III rounded-out the Buckeye counters on the day with rounds of 75-79.

The Buckeyes started the day with a round of even-par 284 and climbed to as much as 5-under par early in the second round before finishing with a 3-over 287. That has them in sixth play, trailing UCLA and Michigan by just six shots for third place.

Tuesday’s final round will start with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The Buckeyes are paired with Michigan and Pac 12 foe Washington.

6              Ohio State           284-287=571
T4           Daniel Wetterich     68-69=137
T25         Caden Orewiler       71-72=143
T31         Will Grimmer           70-74=144
T54         Caleb Ramirez          76-72=148
T54         Justin Wick (Ind.)     74-74=148
T82         Jeg Coughlin III        75-79=154