COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State men's golf team will compete all over the country during the 2014-15 campaign, slated to play in at least eight different states ranging as far as Arizona westward and Florida to the south.
Head coach Donnie Darr and his squad get the season started Sept. 5-7 at the Northern Intercollegiate in Sugar Grove, Ill. The Buckeyes then return to the state of Illinois two weeks later for The Windon Memorial in Skokie. Ohio State wraps up September by hosting the Jack Nicklaus Invitational on OSU Golf Club's Scarlet Course (Sept. 28-29).
October contains a pair of tournaments for the Scarlet and Gray, one in the opening week and the other in the final week. The Swoosh Invitational, hosted by Nike, runs Oct. 6-7 and brings Ohio State down to the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. The Grove Intercollegiate follows Oct. 26-28 in College Grove, Tenn.
Ohio State opens up the Spring season with a conference clash, taking part in the Big Ten Match Play Championship at the Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Fla. (Feb. 15-16).
The Buckeyes next flight soars to Scottsdale, Ariz., for The Desert Mountain Intercollegiate (March 6-7) to be played on the Desert Mountain Golf Club's Outlaw Course. Ohio State is expected to spend mid-March competing in a yet-to-be-determined tournament during Spring Break.
April is stuffed with tournaments as the Buckeyes hit the links four consecutive weeks during the month. OSU starts gearing up for the postseason by playing at The Gary Koch Invitational in Gastonia, N.C. (April 6-7), hosting the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate on the Scarlet Course (April 11-12) and concluding the regular season in West Lafayette, Ind., for the Boilermaker Invitational (April 18-19).
The Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, Ind., will serve as the venue for the 2015 Big Ten Championships (April 24-26). NCAA action begins with the NCAA Regionals from May 14-15 and ends in Bradenton, Fla., at The Concession Golf Club May 29-June 3 for the NCAA Championship.
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