March 14, 2017
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Ohio State University women’s golf team went toe-to-toe with No. 8 Georgia on Tuesday (March 14), and came out on top via a second tiebreaker decided by Jessica Porvasnik notching the day’s first point. The Buckeyes and Bulldogs each tallied 2.5 team points and recorded the same amount of winning holes, sending the final decision to the first point scored (Porvasnik over Rinko Mitsunga).
Georgia had four Golfweek Top-100 players in the lineup and Ohio State met the challenge head-on, posting a 2-1-1 mark against those nationally-ranked foes. In addition to No. 39 Porvasnik’s 3&2win over 52nd-ranked Mitsunga, Niki Schroeder topped No. 21 Harang Lee, 1UP, and Katja Pogacar split her contest against No. 67 Jillian Hollis.
Poravsnik and Schroeder each contributed a total of two points to the team score in the event. Porvasnik did so via an undefeated mark (1-0-2) while Schroeder arose victorious in a pair of individual matches, both individual wins chipping in to team triumphs as well.
Freshman Alex Wright matched the OSU lineup ledger of 2-1, taking two of three matches in the individual match play competition.
Consolation Finals | Ohio State 2.5, Georgia 2.5 (Buckeyes win on tiebreaker)
Jessica Porvansik (Ohio State) def. Rinko Mitsunga (Georgia), 3&2
Bailey Tardy (Georgia) def. Jaclyn Lee (Ohio State), 1UP
Katja Pogacar (Ohio State) vs. Jillian Hollis (Georgia), all square
Mary Ellen Shuman (Georgia) def. Rio Watanabe (Ohio State), 3&2
Niki Schroeder (Ohio State) def. Harang Lee (Georgia), 1UP
Consolation Semifinals | Ohio State 3, Oregon State 2
Olivia Benzin (Oregon State) def. Rio Watanabe (Ohio State), 5&4
Jessica Porvasnik (Ohio State) vs. Susie Cavanagh (Oregon State), all square
Katja Pogacar (Ohio State) vs. Hannah Swanson (Oregon State), all square
Niki Schroeder (Ohio State) def. Nicole Schroeder (Oregon State), 6&5
Jaclyn Lee (Ohio State) def. Elyse Smidinger (Oregon State), 1UP
First Round | Purdue 3.5, Ohio State 1.5
Rio Watanabe (Ohio State) vs. Covadonga Sanjuan (Purdue), all square
Jessica Porvasnik (Ohio State) vs. Marta Martin (Purdue), all square
Jaclyn Lee (Ohio State) vs. Linn Andersson (Purdue), all square
August Kim (Purdue) def. Katja Pogacar (Ohio State), 5&4
Micaela Farah (Purdue) def. Niki Schroeder (Ohio State), 2&1
Ohio State returns to competition in less than a week, traveling to John’s Island, S.C., for the Briar’s Creek Invitational (March 20-21).