COLUMBUS, Ohio. – The goal is to end the season in match so why not start the season that way. The Ohio State men’s golf team heads to Palm Coast, Fla., and the Hammock Beach Resort this weekend to play in the Big Ten Match Play Championship.
The Buckeyes will play four matches over the two-day event beginning on Friday morning. OSU will play Michigan and Maryland on Friday on the Conservatory Course and then take on Iowa on Saturday morning on the Ocean Course. After those three matches, the teams will be seeded within their division based on records and will play a team from the other division on Saturday afternoon.
The format allows for each team to bring eight players and select six players to compete each match. The Buckeyes are bringing senior Josh Wick, junior Will Grimmer, Daniel Wetterich, Caleb Ramirez and Will Voetsch, sophomores Jen Coughlin III and Caden Orewiler as well as freshman Kevin Stone.
Live scoring will be provided throughout the matches and fans can also follow the team on Twitter for frequent updates all weekend.
Wetterich with a Solid Fall
Junior Daniel Wetterich played in five events during the fall and posted three top-20 finishes, including a pair of top-5s. He fired a career-low 63 in the second round of the Bearcat Invitational en route to a career-best finish of 3rd place at 10-under par.
Buckeyes Finish Fall Runner-up at Dayton Intercollegiate
Ohio State posted rounds of 290-286-289 (+13) to finish runner-up at its final event of the fall at the Dayton Intercollegiate at the renowned NCR Country Club. Will Grimmer fired a second round 68 en route to finishing in third place. Jen Coughlin III posted the best finish of his career, a tie for 9th, after rounds of 76-75-68. Kevin Stone, Daniel Wetterich and Caden Orewiler all finished tied for 14th at +7.
Voetsch Opens Spring With a Top-5
Junior Will Voetsch opened the spring with a solid performance at the Georgia Southern Individual Intercollegiate. He opened the tournament with a 2-under 70 and led after the first day. He ultimately finished tied for fifth after a second round 76. Jen Coughlin III also enjoyed his time down south with rounds of 76-75 for a 14th place finish.