In their second tournament, the Buckeyes men’s golf team took home second place out of 11 teams at the Maidstone Club for the Hamptons Invitational in New York. It was an improvement over their fourth-place finish last month. They finished with a score of 21-under par (843) which was only behind Alabama which finished at 24-under par for the weekend.
Ohio State managed a round of 11-under on the final day, the best of any team, which shot them up into the second-place finish. They held the lead into the final nine holes, but the Crimson Tide were able to snatch it back with a few clutch birdies to finish the weekend off.
Senior Maxwell Moldovan finished fourth individually at 8-under par, carding a 66 in the final round. That was the lowest score of the round for any player. Graduate Neal Shipley followed him at 5-under, finishing tied for 5th. Senior Adam Wallin also made his way into the top 10 with a 4-under par, finishing in a tie for 7th.
Following those three were redshirt sophomore Jakob Tarkany with 4-over par (T30th), fifth-year Jackson Chandler at 7-over (T38th), and redshirt freshman Tyler Sabo, who didn’t play with the team, but individually carded a score of 17-over (T58th).
The next time the Buckeyes are back on the course will be Oct. 30 and 31 for The Cal Poly Collegiate at The Preserve Golf Club in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif.
Men’s Hockey Starts Season With Win
The No. 13-ranked men’s hockey team opened its season on the road against Mercyhurst and picked up a 4-3 win, scoring three goals in the final period. Sophomore forward Davis Burnside had two goals in the match and freshman defenseman Theo Wallberg picked up three assists.
The Lakers struck first, scoring in the opening period despite the Buckeyes leading in shots 18-6. Senior forward Michael Gildon opened the scoring for OSU, finding the back of the net in the second period, which Mercyhurst would answer before the second intermission, taking a 2-1 lead.
Burnside’s first goal came less than a minute into the third period, and just 1:16 later fifth-year defenseman Scooter Brickey put the Buckeyes up 3-2, a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Burnside scored again at 18:46 of the third period and the Lakers added their final goal with one second left.
“It was great team win,” Burnside said. “We battled hard and that’s really good to see, especially with having a bunch of new faces in the lineup. There are some things we need to clean up, but overall, this was a really solid start to the season.”
The Buckeyes led in shots, 48-21 and were 1 for 4 on the power play. The Lakers had three chances on the power play, but Ohio State was able to kill it successfully each time.
The Buckeyes will have their home opening series Oct. 13 and 14 when they step onto the ice against Lindenwood at Value City Arena.
Field Hockey Breaks Into Top 10
As of Oct. 3, the Ohio State field hockey team is sitting at seventh in the coaches’ polls. With a 12-3 record it has already surpassed the mark that last year’s team set with a record of 11-8.
The Buckeyes fell to No. 16 Penn State on Friday by a score of 2-1, only their third loss of the season, each of the three coming against ranked opponents. The one goal was scored by senior forward Makenna Webster, a team-leading 15th goal. Senior goalkeeper Abby Danson had four saves and graduate midfielder Leanne Bough had a defensive save in the game.
The Buckeyes rebounded on Sunday, beating Kent State 3-0, their fourth shutout of the season. There was no score in the first 44 minutes of the game, but graduate midfielder/back Julie Rodijk changed that, scoring off of an assist from Webster for her seventh goal of the year. Rodijk and Webster teamed up again two minutes into the fourth quarter for Rodijk’s eighth goal, and her second multi-goal game of the season.
Bough scored the final goal to give the Buckeyes more insurance with just over seven minutes to go, assisted by sophomore forward/midfielder Riley Hudson.
Ohio State finishes their Big Ten schedule in what is possibly their toughest weekend of the year. They will be at Buckeye Varsity Field for both games against No. 6 Rutgers on Friday and No. 9 Maryland on Sunday. After that game, they will play Bellarmine the next week to finish the regular season. The Big Ten Tournament is Nov. 2 to Nov. 5 and it will take place in Ann Arbor, Mich.