September 20, 2016

Buckeyes Top Kentucky for Third Place in the East & West Match Play Challenge

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Sept. 20, 2016

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Ohio State University women’s golf team concluded play in `that state up north’ with a 4-1 triumph over Kentucky to take third place in the East & West Match Play Challenge for the second time in the last three years (also placed third in 2014).

Match Play Results | Stroke Play Results

Jessica Porvasnik and Jaclyn Lee played lights out through the entire tournament, finishing as the stroke play medalist and runner-up, respectively, before each going 2-0 individually in match play. Lee met little resistance in her pair of victories, topping Oregon’s Kathleen Scavo, 4&3, before blowing past Josephine Change of Kentucky, 6&5. Porvasik dueled in one of three matches vs. UK which sat `all-square’ heading to the 18th tee. She was able to capitalize on the first playoff hole to a secure a 1UP win on the 19th green.

Alex Wright came out as a 1UP victor as well, taking the final hole to defeat Ale Walker. Rio Watanabe joined the winning ways, too, putting down Isabelle Johansson, 4&2.

THIRD-PLACE MATCH RESULTS — Tuesday, Sept. 20
Ohio State 4, Kentucky 1
Rio Watanabe (Ohio State) def. Isabelle Johansson (Kentucky), 4&2
Jessica Porvasnik (Ohio State) def. Jordan Chael (Kentucky), 1UP in 19 holes
Anna Hack (Kentucky) def. Niki Schroeder (Ohio State), 1UP in 19 holes
Alex Wright (Ohio State) def. Ale Walker (Kentucky), 1UP
Jaclyn Lee (Ohio State) def. Josephine Chang (Kentucky), 6&5
5th-place individual match — Zoe-Beth Brake (Ohio State) def. Daniele Giles (Oregon), 5&4

SEMIFINALS MATCH RESULTS — Monday, Sept. 19
Oregon 3, Ohio State 2
Brooke Hamilton (Oregon) def. Niki Schroeder (Ohio State), 6&4
Jaclyn Lee (Ohio State) def. Kathleen Scavo (Oregon), 4&3
Jessica Porvasnik (Ohio State) def. Petra Salko (Oregon), 2&1
Cathleen Santoso (Oregon) def. Alex Wright (Ohio State), 2&1
Amy Matsuoka (Oregon) def. Rio Watanabe (Ohio State), 1UP in 19 holes
individual — Zoe-Beth Brake (Ohio State) def. Audrey Judd (Nebraska), 4&3

QUALIFYING STROKE PLAY RESULTS — Sunday, Sept. 18
1st — Team 290-285–575 (-1)
1st — Jessica Porvasnik 69-69–138 (-6)
2nd — Jaclyn Lee 69-72–141 (-3)
T-13th — Rio Watanabe 76-71–147 (+3)
T-22nd — Niki Schroeder 76-73–149 (+5)
T-38th — Alex Wright 79-78–157 (+13)
45th — Zoe-Beth Brake (individual) 82-77–159 (+15)

Ohio State next travels to Golf, Ill., for the Windy City Collegiate (Oct. 3-4) at the Glen View Club.