April 20, 2019

Wetterich Shoots 64 to Lead Buckeyes to 24th Kepler Title

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April 20, 2019

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COLUMBUS, Ohio—Senior Daniel Wetterich led the Buckeyes to their 24th Robert Kepler Intercollegiate championship and captured his first tournament title after a blistering seven-under, 64, in the final round. The team took the crown with a final round six-under to finish five-over and four strokes ahead of second place. Ohio State has now won the Kepler 24 of the 48 years it has been played, and the first time since the 2003 season. The Buckeyes now have three wins on the season, the most since 1997, and 195 victories in team history.

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Wetterich’s victory makes him the 22nd Buckeye to win the tournament in its history, the first since 2014, and did so shooting 69-64 (133) to finish nine-under par and six shots ahead of the field. His 36-hole score of 133 ranks second lowest for his career as he shot 132 (69-63) in the first two rounds of the 2017 Bearcat Invitational. The senior’s final round featured eight birdies, the most in his career, and nine pars which coupled with his four birdies and 12 pars from round one, sealed the win. In the last three tournaments, he has found his stroke, finishing a combined 16-under par and collecting three top-10 finishes.

Senior Will Voetsch put together his second consecutive top-10 finish, shooting a final round 69 (-2) to gain six spots and finish tied for eighth at two-over par. Voetsch bounced back from a 75 in the brutal Friday conditions with four birdies and eight pars to clinch the fourth top-10 finish of his career.

Kevin Stone turned in a 36 hole score of 145 (75-70) to finish three-over and tied for 11th. Caleb Ramirez shot a first round 74 (+3) and followed it up with a final round 73 (+2) to finish the tournament tied for 21st at five-over par. Jack Mancinotti finished tied for 27th at six-over par, draining his second career eagle along the way. Laken Hinton carded a seven-over, 149 (77-72), to finish tied for 30th. Will Grimmer finished tied for 53rd, Justin Wick for 57th, JonErik Alford for 70th, and Grant Engle for 76th.

The Ohio State B team (Stone, Engle, Alford, Mancinotti, and Wick) finished in 10th place.

RESULTS

PlacePlayerRound 1Round 2Final
1TEAM295 (+11)278 (-6)573 (+5)
T53Will Grimmer (1)78 (+7)76 (+5)154 (+12)
1Daniel Wetterich (2)69 (-2)64 (-7)133 (-9)
T21Caleb Ramirez (3)74 (+3)73 (+2)147 (+5)
T8Will Voetsch (4)75 (+4)69 (-2)144 (+2)
T30Laken Hinton (5)77 (+6)72 (+1)149 (+7)
T11Kevin Stone (1B)75 (+4)70 (-1)145 (+3)
T76Grant Engle (2B)83 (+12)81 (+10)164 (+22)
70JonErik Alford (3B)86 (+15)72 (+1)158 (+16)
T27Jack Mancinotti (4B)74 (+3)74 (+3)148 (+6)
T57Justin Wick (5B)81 (+10)74 (+3)155 (+13)

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The Big Ten Championships are next on the schedule for the Buckeyes on April 26-28 at Philadelphia Cricket Club.