Palm Coast, Fla. – It was a tale of two matches for the Buckeyes on Saturday as they split their final two matches at the Big Ten Match Play Championship at the Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Fla.
After a lengthy fog delay Saturday morning, the first matches were shortened to just nine holes. Iowa came out of the gate hot and would take all six matches from the Buckeyes. But in the afternoon, the Buckeyes flipped the script on Minnesota, winning every match for a 6-0 decision.
For the weekend, the Buckeyes picked up three wins total after defeating Michigan and Maryland on Friday.
It was a tough start as dense fog forced the matches into a 9-hole shootout. The Hawkeyes had the upper hand in every match and rolled to a 6-0 victory..
- Alex Schaake (IOWA) def. Daniel Wetterich (OSU) 1-up
2. Matthew Walker (IOWA) def. Will Grimmer (OSU) 2-up
3. Benton Weinberg (IOWA) def. Caden Orewiler (OSU) 2 & 1
4. Sam Meuret (IOWA) def. Will Voetsch (OSU) 1-up
5. Alex Moorman (IOWA) def. Jeg Coughlin III (OSU) 3 & 2
6. Jack Simpson (IOWA) def. Josh Wick (OSU) 4 & 3
If the Buckeyes were disappointed to not be playing in the championship match, it didn’t show as they came out focused and jumped on the Gophers early.
Kevin Stone won four holes in a five-hole span to take on early lead on Thomas Longbella and then won the of the final five holes to take the match 4 & 2. He also won his lone match yesterday to go 2-0 on the weekend.
Will Voetsch won his match on Saturday 6 & 4 as well over Gopher Peter Jones. Voetsch won the first three holes of the match and never looked back. Daniel Wetterich won the first three holes and four of the first five against Angus Flanagan and he too held the upper hand the whole way in a 3 & 2 victory. Josh Wick, who was making his season debut this weekend, won 3 & 2 over Evan Long.
- Kevin Stone (OSU) def. Thomas Longbella (MINN) 4 & 2
2. Will Grimmer (OSU) def. Riley Johnson (MINN) 3 & 2
3. Josh Wick (OSU) def. Evan Long (MINN) 3 & 2
4. Will Voetsch (OSU) def. Peter Jones (MINN) 6 & 4
5. Jeg Coughlin III (OSU) def. Runar Arnorsson (MINN) 6 & 4
6. Daniel Wetterich (OSU) def. Angus Flanagan (MINN) 3 & 2