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Senior captain Emma Jandel leads the Buckeyes heading into final round

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 19 Ohio State women’s golf team moved into the second slot after a third-round of 293 at the 2010 Big Ten Championships Saturday in Madison, Wis. Totaling 880 on the par 72, 6,224-yard University Ridge Golf Course, the Buckeyes gained a three-stroke lead over third-place Michigan State heading into the final round Sunday.

Purdue continues to lead the 11-team field by 15 strokes with a sum of 865. Also maintaining her spot atop the leaderboard was Michigan’s Ashley Bauer, who followed up her Big Ten record-setting round of 65 with a score of 71 to total 210 for a one-shot lead over Laura Gonzalez of the Boilermakers.

After 54 holes, all Buckeyes in the 6-count-4 tournament sit in the top 30 of the field. Leading Ohio State is senior captain Emma Jandel who is in fifth at 219. The Dayton, Ohio, native was 3-over after making the turn, but improved with four birdies on the back nine to finish even at 72.

Also notching a 72 was Susana Benavides to jump up the leaderboard into a tie for 11th at 221. The freshman from Cochabamba, Bolivia, highlighted her round with five birdies throughout the day.

Totaling 223 after three rounds are freshman Rachel Rohanna, sophomore Vicky Villlanueva and junior In Hong Lim who are each tied for 15th. Rohanna improved with a round of 73, while Villanueva and Lim had rounds of 76 and 77, respectively.

Also competing for the Buckeyes is Amy Meier who is tied for 29th. After back-to-back round of 75, the rookie from Rochester Hills, Mich., slipped with a round of 78 to total 228.

The final round of the 2010 Big Ten Championships will begin tomorrow with 8 a.m. tee times. Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com.

2010 Big Ten Championships – Day 2
University Ridge Golf Course, Madison, Wis.
Par 72, 6,224 yards

Team Standings Scores
1. Purdue  289-282-294-865 (+1)
2. Ohio State  294-293-293-880 (+16)
3. Michigan State  296-290-297-883 (+19)
4. Wisconsin  302-289-301-892 (+28)
5. Minnesota  303-297-294-894 (+30)
T-6. Indiana   304-295-298-897 (+33)
T-6. Northwestern  300-295-302-897 (+33)
8. Michigan  311-301-299-911 (+47)
9. Penn State   304-305-309-918 (+54)
10. Illinois  309-307-303-919 (+55)
11. Iowa  314-313-304-931 (+67)

Ohio State Results Scores   
5. Emma Jandel   73-74-72-219 (+3)
T-11. Susana Benavides 75-74-72-221 (+5)
T-15. Rachel Rohanna   74-76-73-223 (+7)
T-15. In Hong Lim   72-74-77-223 (+7)
T-15. Vicky Villanueva   76-71-76-223 (+7)
T-29. Amy Meier   75-75-78-228 (+12)