Men’s Golf Squad Finishes 2nd At B1G Championship

By Jeff Rapp, April 29th, 2018

The Ohio State men’s golf program continues to make incremental steps forward – the latest being a second-place finish at the Big Ten Championship a year after finishing third at the league tournament.

For the second-straight season, the Buckeyes posted their best finish in 15 years at the Big Ten Championship, finishing runner-up at 11-over par.

Individually, junior Will Grimmer carded a final-round 72 and finished in fourth place. That is his second-straight top-five finish at Baltimore Country Club as he was runner-up a season ago. Grimmer made four birdies on the opening nine on Sunday in bitter cold and windy conditions.

Sophomore Jeg Coughlin III also had a good weekend, finishing tied for 10th at 4-over par. He posted rounds of 67-70-77 for the second top-10 of his career. He has averaged 72.0 over his last seven rounds this spring.

Daniel Wetterich finished his solid tournament with a round of 74 to finish tied for 15th at 5-over. He shot a 2-under 68 on Saturday to help the Buckeyes post a season-low tying 271.

Will Voetsch carded an 81 on Sunday while Josh Wick came in with a 78. Voetsch finished in a tie for 22nd and Wick was tied for 31st.

Ohio State and Illinois came into the final round just a shot apart and the cool breezy conditions Sunday morning certainly tested the teams. Both sides made little runs and held a share of the lead at different points but the Illini were able to pull away down the stretch of the back nine for the victory.

The Buckeyes will now wait to find out if they receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA Men’s Golf Selection Show is set for Wednesday, May 2 (6 p.m. Eastern, The Golf Channel). By virtue of hosting one of the six regionals, if the Buckeyes are selected, they will be playing on their home course, the OSU Golf Club’s Scarlet Course from May 14-16.