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Aug. 16, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A trio of Buckeyes recently prepped for the upcoming season with appearances at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. Held Aug. 8-14 at the par-71 Rhode Island Country Club, the prestigious tournament, which requires a 5.4 handicap or better, highlights the best amateur talent with both stroke and match play rounds.

Tying for 18th with a mark of 1-over 143 that included six birdies through two rounds of stroke play, junior Amy Meier, of Rochester Hills, Mich., made the cut to advance to match play.

In the round of 64, Meier finished two up over Canada’s Jennifer Kirby through 18 holes. Meier was all square through the first five holes in the round of 32, but was unable to recover after a bogey on hole No. 6 and went on to finish one down from Annie Park of Levittown, N.Y.

Also representing Ohio State at the U.S. Women’s Amateur was junior co-captain Rachel Rohanna and incoming freshman Kendall Prince. Rohanna, from Waynesburg, Pa., concluded stroke play tied for 69th after back-to-back rounds of 75, while Prince, a native of Lake Oswego, Ore., tied for 64th after scores of 74 and 75. The Buckeye pair narrowly missed the cut for match play, with the top 64 individuals advancing.

The Buckeyes will kick of the 2011 fall slate at the Mary Fossum Invitational in East Lansing, Mich., Sept. 17-18.

For more information on the U.S. Women’s Amateur, visit: www.usga.org.