(Team photo and tournament information courtesy of Ohio State Athletics Department. Tournament scoring and statistics courtesy of Golfstat)
The Ohio State Men’s Golf (OSUMG) flew into Puerto Rico for the Puerto Rico Classic tournament. The team event is played at the Rio Mar Beach an Spa Resort (River Course) in Rio Grande, PR. The Individual event is played at the Ocean Course. It is a three round event, February 17th – 19th. First round recap, here.
The Buckeyes completed the second round with a team score of 295 (+10) to finish at 580 (+4) through two rounds and sit in 8th place in the 15 team field. They are 3 strokes behind 5th place Clemson.
The Buckeyes were led by Caleb Ramirez (72, E), Will Grimmer (73, +1) and Daniel Wetterich (74, +2). They were followed by Will Voetsch (76, +4) and Laken Hinton (79, +7).
Through two rounds, Caleb (141, -3) is T-12th, Will G (142, -2) is T-15th, Daniel (145, +1) is T-21, Will V (152 +8) is 58th and Laken is T-69th.
In the Individual event Kevin Stone shot a 73 (+2) and Justin Wick an 80 (+9). Through two rounds, Kevin (15, +3) is 3rd and Justin (154, +12) is 8th.
|Puerto Rico Classic||Rd 1||Rd 2||Rd 3||Total||To Par|
|Kevin Stone (I)||72||73||145||1|
|Justin Wick (I)||73||80||0||153||9|
‘* Note: Kevin and Justin are playing on a par 71 course, so their “to par” numbers should be +3 and +12, respectively.
Will began his round on the 4th hole with a birdie. (Always a nice start). He bogeyed his closing three holes of the front nine, but flogged the back nine in 34 (-2). Will had his round at -1 through 17 holes, but a double bogey on #18 got him to the clubhouse at 73 (+1). His four birdies were most for a Buckeye in team competition and tied for most of any Buckeye (Kevin Stone) on the course.
Daniel began his round on the 6th hole with a par and was a solid +2 through 10 holes of play. A triple bogey (ugh) on #16 was offset by birdies on 3 of his next 6 holes. Daniel’s 3 birdies were second most of any Buckeye in team play.
Laken began his round on the 8th hole with a par and with a back nine of 38 (+2) was +2 to par through 12 holes of play. A birdie on #4 somewhat ameliorated two bogeys on the previous two holes, but double bogeys on two of three closing holes scuttled a potential good round.
Will began his round on the 7th hole with a par, and through nine holes of play was even par for the round. He staggered trough four consecutive bogeys, then played the final five holes in -1 to par. Aside from the four hole bogey stretch, Will had a well played (level par) round.
Caleb began his round on the 5th hole with a par and liked it so much he recorded 14 pars for the round. Throw in 2 birdies and 2 bogeys and Caleb cards a 72 (E). So, 16 holes of level par golf. That’s having your game under complete control.
Kevin had, except for a double bogey on #13, a very well played round. he had 4 birdies and 9 pars. His score of 74 (+2) was 3rd best round of the day in Individual play and his 4 birdies were tied for most (WILL G) of any Buckeye on the course. Another impressive round.
Justin’s round featured a decent front nine (38, +2) followed by a horror show back nine (44, +9). Look, golf tends to be a momentum game; when it gets away from you, you just hold on to finish the round.
This was a round where games weren’t as sharp as the previous round. In the first round recap I posed the following:
Monday’s round will be interesting to see if Will G and Caleb can continue their stellar play (possibly).
- Their combined 2nd round scores were +1, so they somewhat continued their 1st round play. Back-to-back ‘stellar’ rounds are almost impossible. Will and Caleb damn near did it.
and if Laken can avoid the big numbers (probably).
- uh, no. Things didn’t improve in round 2. However, there is a third round to play, so Laken has another opportunity to find his game.
Stats & Stuff
Ohio State played the par 3’s to an average of 3.30 strokes, +7 to par. Through two rounds they are 3.18, +7 to par. They played the par-4’s to 4.22, +11 to par. Through two rounds they are 4.22, +16 to par. The par-5’s were again played to 4.85, -3 to par. Through two rounds they are 4.85, -6 to par.
Ohio State had 57 pars, giving them 112 through two rounds. They had 12 birdies giving them 27 for the tournament and still have their 2 eagles.
The table below, summarizes the round by round team scoring for each category; birdies, pars, etc.
Round three Tuesday morning.