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tBBC OSUWG: NCAA’s End Not With A Bang, But…

Discussion in 'News' started by Ken, May 22, 2016.

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    OSUWG: NCAA’s End Not With A Bang, But…
    via our good friends at Buckeye Battle Cry
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    (Team photo and tournament information courtesy of Ohio State Athletic Department, the NCAA and Event scoring and statistics courtesy of

    … with a flurry of double bogeys.

    I’ll try to make this short, since there isn’t too much to say. In a round where the Buckeyes were positioned to make the cut of low 15 teams and edge up closer to the Elite Eight (match play). they inexplicably imploded. On a day when they had an opportunity to advance, because earlier starters were “backing up” to the field. they didn’t deliver what was needed. I say this unflinchingly, because it’s unlikely that you’ll find anyone affiliated with the golf program happy about this performance.

    Bad News

    Maybe there was some fall-out from the team doing poorly on their final hole in the previous round. I don’t know. Whatever it was, the shot-making and round management wasn’t there for the Buckeyes. In the first two rounds, the averaged 12.5 birdies per round and had a total of 2 double bogeys and 1 triple bogey. In their third round, they collected a respectable 11 birdies, but suffered through 7 double bogeys and 1 triple bogey.

    Good News

    I don’t believe that anyone took ill or passed away as a result of Sunday’s play, so in the Big Picture, this falls into a learning experience. If you remember last season, the Buckeyes just missed out on qualifying for the NCAA’s; they missed out by 4 strokes to qualify in the top six that year.

    This season, they powered through their post-season and easily qualified fr the NCAA’s. Coaches Hession and Strom will have an experienced, talented and hungry team returning for next season.

    The Buckeyes were led by Jessica Porvasnik’s 73 (+1). Rio Watanabe 78 (+6). The rest of the team scoring consisted of, Katja Pogacar 76 (+4), Rio Watanabe 78 (+6), Niki Schroeder 79 (+7) and Jaclyn Lee 79 (+7).

    Rio ended the three rounds at even par, tied for 15th place.

    Buckeye scoring, below:

    NCAA Championship Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3
    Team 293 293 306
    Katja Pogacar 73 75 76
    Jessica Porvasnik 77 74 73
    Rio Watanabe 70 68 78
    Jaclyn Lee 75 77 79
    Niki Schroeder 75 76 79
    5 5 18

    The Buckeyes put together a round of 11 birdies, 53 pars, 18 bogeys, 7 double bogeys and 1 triple bogey. For the tournament, Ohio State played the par 3’s to an average of 3.20, +12 to par, ranking them 16th. They played the par 4’s to an average of 4,22, +33 to par, ranking them T-15th. They played the par 5’s to an average of 5.00, even par, ranking them T-17th. In the 3rd round, they were absolutely chewed up by #14, a 161 yard par-3. The Buckeyes played this hole to an aggregate of +9. This hole was the second hardest (to par) of the round.

    Go Buckeyes!

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