Two Ohio State men’s golfers are preparing to compete this week on the Dunes and Trail courses. Incoming freshman Maxwell Moldovan and graduate transfer Elis Svard were both selected by way of exemption status rather than qualifying due to COVID-19 concerns.
Moldovan has had quite the summer. Not only was he selected as the 2019 AJGA Player of the Year, but he’s played and showed well in just about every top amateur event. He rose to as high as No. 33 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings and led the US side to a victory in Junior President’s Cup in Australia this past December. Last summer, Moldovan advanced to the Round of 32 in the U.S. Amateur and the Round of 16 in the U.S. Junior Amateur.
For Svard he’s still getting acclimated to life as a Buckeye after an outstanding collegiate career at Cal State Monterey Bay before transferring to Ohio State. A three-time All-American, he won four times and posted 20 top-5 finishes. This past year, he was a finalist for the DII Jack Nicklaus Award after finishing in the top-10 in all six of his collegiate tournaments. The Sweden native recently won the Stockholm Amateur where he fired rounds of 68-66-66.
— Ohio State Mens Golf (@OhioStateMGOLF) August 9, 2020
Stroke play begins on Monday and Tuesday with two rounds. The top 64 golfers will then advance to match play beginning on Wednesday. The winner will be crowned after a 36-hole match on Sunday with the GOLF Channel and NBC Universal’s Peacock alternating live streaming coverage beginning on Wednesday.
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