COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University men’s golf program is set to make its 48th all-time NCAA postseason appearance, including national titles in 1945 and 1979, as one of 13 teams competing in the NCAA Stanford Regional. The Buckeyes are in search of advancement into their 32nd NCAA Championships final stage. The top five teams from each of six Regional sites will punch their ticket to Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. (May 26-31).
Individual play counts as well with 10 players from non-qualifying schools also competing in the NCAA Stanford Regional. The low individual from the group of 10 or from a non-advancing team earns a spot in the National Championships.
Name: NCAA Stanford Regional
Live Scoring: Golfstat
Course: Stanford Golf Course (Stanford, Calif.)
Yardage: 6,727 yards – Par 70
Format: Play 5, count 4
Schedule of Play:
Round 1 (Monday, May 15) | Tee times off of Holes 1 & 10 starting at 8:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m. ET
Round 2 (Tuesday, May 16) | Tee times off of Holes 1 & 10 starting at 8:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m. ET
Final Round (Wednesday, May 17) | Tee times off of Holes 1 & 10 starting at 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET
Field (14 teams):
*Listed by seed with Golfstat national ranking in parenthesis
4-Georgia Tech (21)
6-North Carolina (33)
7-North Florida (41)
10-Ohio State (58)
11-UC Santa Barbara (66)
12-Sacramento State (106)
13-South Dakota State (196)
1-Collin Morikawa, California
2-Hayden Shieh, Santa Clara
3-David Kim, UC Irvine
4-Justin Doeden, Minnesota
5-Andres Gonzalez, Long Beach State
6-Felix Mory, Cal State Northridge
7-Fidel Concepcion, Southern Utah
8-Grant Booth, Nevada
9-Brian Humphreys, Boise State
10-Mike Graboyes, Cornell
1-Will Grimmer | So. | 72.03 avg. (30 rounds)
2-Daniel Wetterich | So. | 72.57 avg. (30 rounds)
3-Jeg Coughlin III | Fr. | 73.70 avg. (20 rounds)
4-Caleb Ramirez | So. | 74.09 avg. (23 rounds)
5-Clark Engle | Sr. | 74.29 avg. (24 rounds)
Temperature highs in the 60s are expected throughout the tournament with hopes of sunny skies peeking through for Wednesday’s final round. Winds ranging from 13-16 mph are also being forecast with a 10-20 percent chance of precipitation for each day of competition.
ALL-BIG TEN ACCOLADES BESTOWED UPON Will Grimmer
Will Grimmer put together the 100th All-Big Ten season performance in Ohio State Men’s Golf history, picking up 2017 all-conference second team recognition on May 2. In addition, Daniel Wetterich was the recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
GRIMMER, BUCKEYES NOTCH BEST B1G FINISH SINCE 2004
Will Grimmer made an impressive run on the final day of the Big Ten Championships, blitzing the course to the tune of a 4-under 66 and ultimately capturing individual runner-up honors. The Buckeye sophomore matched Northwestern's Ryan Lumden at 4-under for the tournament, a lone shot back from B1G champion and 11th-ranked Dylan Meyer (-5) of Illinois. Grimmer's performance highlighted a third-place showing for Ohio State in the team standings, marking the best conference finish since 2004.
With a share of second place, Grimmer represented the Scarlet & Gray's top individual effort since 2004 as well when Kevin Hall lifted the Buckeyes to a team title by securing the individual crown. Caleb Ramirez and Daniel Wetterich made it three OSU sophomores cracking the Top-20, tying for 14th and 19th place, respectively. Both chipped in to the team success in all three rounds. Clark Engle was also a contributor each day in grabbing a piece of 38th place.
CINCINNATIANS LEADING THE WAY FOR OHIO STATE IN 2016-17
Will Grimmer and Daniel Wetterich, both sophomores hailing from Cincinnati, have played in all 30 rounds for the Buckeyes this season and are ranked ‘1-2’ on the squad for season scoring average. One of the two has paced Ohio State in nine of the 10 regular tournaments. Grimmer recorded the lowest OSU score in each of the first three tournaments of the season while Wetterich strung together three straight top tallies during the Spring season.
Overall, Grimmer has been the best Buckeye in six events with Wetterich earning that distinction three times. In addition, Wetterich was slotted second right behind Grimmer on two occasions.
COLUMBUS HOSTING 2018 NCAA REGIONAL
The Ohio State University is one of six host sites for the 2018 and 2022 NCAA Men’s Golf Regionals. The three-day event will be played on the OSU Golf Club’s Scarlet Course from May 14-16, 2018, and again in May ’22.