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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s golf team is in third place after 54 holes at the 2011 Big Ten Championships with a team total of 900. The Buckeyes chipped in a third round score of 300 after concluding the second round, which was called for severe weather, with a 296 at the par 72, 6,303-yard Lake Shore Country Club.

With 18 holes left to play, Michigan State currently sits atop the leaderboard with a total of 891. The Spartans post a 2-stroke lead over defending Big Ten champion Purdue.

Leading Ohio State is sophomore co-captain Rachel Rohanna who is tied for seventh. After back-to-back rounds of 73, the Waynesburg, Pa., product carded a score of 79 in round three to total 225.

Also in the Top 10 is junior Vicky Villanueva. Villanueva, of Chacabuco, Argentina, tallied a score of 1-over 73 that included four birdies to sit in a tie for ninth at 226.

Totaling 227, the Buckeye pair of senior co-captain In Hong Lim and sophomore Susana Benavides are tied for 12th. Lim fired a third round of 77, while Benavides notched a 73.

With scores of 77 and 79, respectively, sophomore Amy Meier and junior Nara Shin round out the Buckeye lineup. Meier is tied for 31st and Shin is tied for 38th. 

The league champion will be decided tomorrow when the fourth and final round kicks off with 8 a.m. (CT) tee times.

Big Ten Championships – Day 2
Lake Shore Country Club, Chicago, Ill. 
Par 72, 6,303 yards

Team Standings
1. Michigan State             306-290-295-891 (+27)
2. Purdue                            303-296-294-893 (+29)
3. Ohio State                      304-296-300-900 (+36)
4. Northwestern              308-293-300-901 (+37)
5. Wisconsin                       303-296-305-904 (+40)
6. Indiana                            305-302-310-917 (+53)
7. Minnesota                     307-299-312-918 (+54)
8. Michigan                         311-308-302-921 (+57)
9. Illinois                               314-313-303-930 (+66)
10. Penn State                   321-314-307-942 (+78)
11. Iowa                               318-316-315-949 (+85)

Ohio State Results
T-7. Rachel Rohanna       73-73-79-225 (+9)
T-9. Vicky Villanueva       77-76-73-226 (+10)
T-12. In-Hong Lim             76-74-77-227 (+11)
T-12. Susana Benavides  78-76-73-227 (+11)
T-31. Amy Meier              81-74-77-232 (+16)
T-38. Nara Shin                  81-75-79-235 (+19)