Round two continues Tuesday along with final 18; Vicky Villanueva leads Buckeyes in tie for eighth
COLUMBUS, Ohio – With darkness coming in to the Valdosta, Ga., area, second-round action at the Kinderlou Forest Challenge was halted Monday with the Ohio State women’s golf team in third place. The Buckeyes had an opening round of 302 at the inaugural tournament to sit tied for sixth after the first 18 holes and have held strong in round two at even-par with about six holes left for each OSU player on the par 73, 6,265-yard course at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club.
Leading the field after day one is Tulane, who notched an opening round of 1-over 293 to propel them into the top spot. With two of its athletes in the Top 5, the Green Wave is currently 2-over in round two.
The top Buckeye thus far is sophomore Vicky Villanueva who is tied for eighth. The Argentinean fired three birdies in round one to finish 1-under par. Slipping a bit in the afternoon, Villanueva is 2-over with five holes left in round two.
Senior captain Emma Jandel opened the tournament with a round of 76. Firing three birdies in round one, she faltered towards the end, closing with a double-bogey. Regaining her momentum in the afternoon, the Dayton, Ohio, native is 1-under in round two after carding three birdies and is tied for 13th.
Also in the Top 20 is freshman Rachel Rohanna who is tied for 17th. She had three birdies en route to her first round of 75 and made par on six-consecutive holes in round two to sit 1-over with five holes left.
After firing a first round of 79, freshman Amy Meier had a turnaround in the afternoon. Tied for 24th, Meier carded four-consecutive birdies to sit 2-under in round two.
Rounding out the Buckeye lineup is junior In Hong Lim who is tied for 51st. Also opening with a 79, she is 2-over in round two.
The Kinderlou Forest Challenge will continue Tuesday with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Live scoring is available on www.golfstat.com.