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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tallying the second-lowest score of the day, the Ohio State women’s golf team shaved eleven strokes off its opening round to card a mark of 289 and sit in sixth place at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. Through 36 holes, the Buckeyes now total 589 on the par 72, 6,335-yard University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.

The three-day, 54-hole tournament which features 19 teams in the Top 50, is scored using a team best ball format.

With a two-day sum of 577, Alabama posts the lowest total in the 23-team field after a round two score of 291. On the individual leaderboard, Purdue’s Numa Gulyanamitta is the top competitor after rounds of 71 and 73.

Sophomore Amy Meier currently leads the Buckeyes as she sits tied for fifth at 147. The Rochester Hills, Mich., native notched two birdies and 13 pars en route to her second round score of 73.

Also firing a round of 73 was junior Vicky Villanueva who is tied for 39th at 154. After a rocky first round of 81, the Chacabuco, Argentina, product improved by eight strokes to shoot up in the rankings.

The Buckeye pair of senior In Hong Lim and sophomore Rachel Rohanna stand tied for 60th. Lim, of Melbourne, Australia, carded her second round of 78 in day two, while Rohanna, of Waynesburg, Pa., shed six strokes off her opening round for a score of 75.

Opening the day with a birdie on hole No. 12, Nara Shin also improved in round two with a mark of 77. The junior from Avon, Conn., rounds out the Buckeye lineup in a tie for 98th.

The third and final round will take place tomorrow with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic – Day 2
University of Georgia Golf Course, Athens, Ga.
Par 72, 6,335 yards 

Team Standings
1. Alabama                          286-291-577 (+1)
2. Purdue                            284-297-581 (+5)
3. Georgia                           291-294-585 (+9)
4. Duke                                 291-296-587 (+11)
5. Notre Dame                  302-286-588 (+12)
6. Ohio State                      300-289-589 (+13)
7. Virginia                            294-296-590 (+14)
T-8. Auburn                        294-297-591 (+15)
T-8. Wake Forest              294-297-591 (+15)
T-10. Arkansas                   294-298-592 (+16)
T-10. Michigan State       296-296-592 (+16)
12. Florida                           300-293-593 (+17)
13. Florida State                293-302-595 (+19)
14. North Carolina            297-299-596 (+20)
T-15. LSU                             303-296-599 (+23)
T-15. Oklahoma                 295-304-599 (+23)
17. Kent State                    306-297-603 (+27)
18. Kennesaw State        295-313-608 (+32)
19. South Carolina            296-313-609 (+33)
20. Kentucky                      307-303-610 (+34)
21. Furman                         304-307-611 (+35)
22. Georgia State             311-302-613 (+37)
23. Chattanooga               310-304-614 (+38)

Ohio State Results
T-5. Amy Meier                  74-73-147 (+3)
T-39. Vicky Villanueva    81-73-154 (+10)
T-60. In Hong Lim             78-78-156 (+12)
T-60. Rachel Rohanna     81-75-156 (+12)
T-98. Nara Shin                  84-77-161 (+17)

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