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Emma Jandel tied for second, In Hong Lim tied for fifth after 36 holes
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio Led by two Buckeyes in the Top 5, the Ohio State women’s golf team is third after the opening day of the 2008 Big Ten Championships Friday in University Park, Pa. The Buckeyes fired a second round of 293 after opening with a 307 for a total of 600 (+24) on the par 72, 6,271-yard Penn State Blue Course. Leading the field is sixth-ranked Purdue at 10-over 586, followed by No. 20 Michigan State at 595.

Sophomore Emma Jandel opened with a 76 but had a stellar second round of 70 to tie for the lowest round thus far and move into a tie for second with a total of 2-over 146. The native of Dayton, Ohio, is three strokes back from tournament leader Christel Boeljon of Purdue. Jandel is tied for the lead in par 5 scoring at 3-under is tied for second in birdies with seven.

Freshman In Hong Lim showed no signs of intimidation in her first Big Ten championships, vaulting into a tie for fifth at 4-over 148. The Melbourne, Australia native was tied for 22nd after shooting a 77 during the first 18 holes, but followed with a 71 in a solid round that featured two birdies and a bogey to leap up the board.

Carling Coffing, a senior from Middletown, Ohio, and Jessica Hauser, a junior from Hartland, Wis., are tied for 25th and 27th, respectively. The pair sits a stroke apart with totals of 153 and 154.

Rounding out the Buckeyes are junior Gemma Webster, tied for 34th at 156, and senior Haley Brown, tied for 41st at 158.

The Big Ten championships continue Saturday and Sunday with a single round each day. Teams tee off at 8 a.m. Saturday and live scoring is available on www.golfstat.com.

2008 Big Ten Championships: Day One
Penn State Blue Course, University Park, Pa.
Par 72, 6,271 yards

 Team Standings Scores 1. Purdue 298-288586 (+10) 2. Michigan State 292-303595 (+19) 3. Ohio State 307-293600 (+24) 4. Wisconsin 314-292606 (+30) 5. Indiana  306-302608 (+32) 6. Michigan 303-309612 (+36) T-7. Penn State 305-308613 (+37) T-7. Northwestern 306-307613 (+37) 9. Iowa  325-291616(+40) 10. Minnesota  308-310618(+42) 11. Illinois   314-315629(+53)    Ohio StateResults  Scores T-2.Emma Jandel  76-70146 (+2) T-5. In Hong Lim 77-71148 (+4) T-25. Carling Coffing 78-75153 (+9) T-27. Jessica Hauser 77-77154 (+10) T-34. Gemma Webster 77-79156 (+12) T-41. Haley Brown 77-81158 (+14)