Three Buckeyes stand in the Top 16 led by rookie In Hong Lim tied for ninth
COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State women’s golf remained in third place Saturday after day two of the 2008 Big Ten Championships, shooting a team score of 303 for a 54-hole total of 903 (+39). Penn State is hosting the tournament on the par 72, 6,271-yard Penn State Blue Course in University Park, Pa. Sixth-ranked Purdue continues to lead with a score of 8-over 872 with Michigan State in second at 890.
Three Buckeyes are in the Top 16, led by freshman In Hong Lim who is tied for ninth with a total score of 9-over 225. The native of Melbourne, Australia had a tough time on the front nine at 6-over, but settled down on the back nine at 1-under with two birdies for a third round of 77.
One stroke back from Lim is sophomore Emma Jandel. The Dayton, Ohio, native started out the day tied for second, but shot an 80 to move into a tie for 12th with a total of 226.
Carling Coffing had the best outing for Ohio State with a 2-over 74. The senior from Middletown, Ohio, opened her round by making par on 10-consecutive holes. While she tallied three bogeys, Coffing ended her round on a high note with a birdie on No. 18. Her score moved her up nine places to tie for 16th at 227 and she is third in the field with 38 pars.
Also in the Top 25 is junior Jessica Hauser, who recorded two birdies and made par on 10 holes en route to her third-round score of 76. The Hartland, Wis., native enters the final round tied for 25th with a total of 230.
Senior Haley Brown and junior captain Gemma Webster are both tied for 36th with scores of 234. Brown, from Austin, Texas, shot a 76 while Webster, from Glasgow, Scotland, had a 78 in the third round.
The Big Ten championships conclude Sunday with a final 18 holes. Teams tee off at 8 a.m. and live scoring is available on www.golfstat.com.
2008 Big Ten Championships: Day Two
Penn State Blue Course, University Park, Pa.
Par 72, 6,271 yards
Team Standings Scores 1. Purdue 298-288-286872 (+8) 2. Michigan State 292-303-295890 (+26) 3. OhioState 307-293-303903(+39) 4. Indiana 306-302-300908(+44) T-5. Wisconsin 314-292-304910(+46) T-5. Michigan 303-309-298910(+46) 7. Northwestern 306-307-303916(+52) 8. Minnesota 308-310-305923(+59) T-9. Iowa 325-291-308924(+60) T-9. Penn State 305-308-311924(+60) 11. Illinois 314-315-305934(+70) Ohio StateResults Scores T-9. InHong Lim 77-71-77225 (+9) T-12. Emma Jandel 76-70-80226 (+10) T-16. Carling Coffing 78-75-74227 (+11) T-25. Jessica Hauser 77-77-76230 (+14) T-36. Haley Brown 77-81-76234 (+18) T-36. Gemma Webster 77-79-78234 (+18)