COLUMBUS, Ohio – Carding its lowest round of the tournament with a 296, the Ohio State women’s golf team shot up in the standings to finish the SunTrust Gator Women’s Golf Invitational in third. Totaling 895 on the par 70, 6,002-yard Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla., the Buckeyes jumped four slots in the final round of the two-day, 54-hole tournament.
Holding an 18-stroke advantage over second-place Florida State, host Florida was able to maintain its spot atop the leaderboard and secure its 17th win at the event. The Seminoles found a medalist in Hannah Thomson who carded a 210 (E) to lead the field.
Just two strokes back from Thomson was junior Vicky Villanueva who finished runner-up. Notching a final round of 73, Villanueva finished with a career-low 54-hole score of 212 to lead the Buckeyes. The Chacabuco, Argentina, product fired three birdies on the day to lead the tournament in total birdies with ten.
Finding par on 14 holes, senior co-captain In Hong Lim vaulted into the Top 25 with a final score of 74. Bringing her 54-hole total to 227, the Melbourne, Australia, concluded the event tied for 25th.
Earning totals of 228, sophomores Rachel Rohanna and Amy Meier finished tied for 30th. Rohanna fired a score of 76, while Meier carded her lowest round of the tournament with a 73.
With a final score of 76, sophomore Susana Benavides completed the Buckeye lineup with a 67th-place finish at 238.
Individual competitor Nara Shin tallied a final round of 78 to tie teammate Lim for 25th at 227. In her second outing of the year, the junior carded three birdies throughout the day to bring her total to eight.
The Buckeyes return to action March 25-27 when they spend their spring break at the Bryan National Collegiate in Greensboro, N.C.
SunTrust Gator Women’s Golf Invitational – Day 2
Mark Bostick Golf Course, Gainesville, Fla.
Par 70, 6,002 yards
1. Florida 280-292-293–865(+25)
2. Florida State 295-294-294–883(+43)
3. Ohio State 299-300-296–895(+55)
4. Colorado 300-296-300–896(+56)
5. Arkansas 298-296-305–899(+59)
T-6. Iowa State 302-294-305–901(+61)
T-6. Coastal Carolina 290-306-305–901(+61)
T-6. Chattanooga 297-304-300–901(+61)
9. Augusta State 307-302-302–911(+71)
10. Kent State 296-314-303–913(+73)
11. Texas Tech 304-303-307–914(+74)
12. UCF 298-310-311–919(+79)
13. Georgia State 308-294-326–928(+88)
14. James Madison 307-312-318–937(+97)
15. UNC Greensboro 308-317-315–940(+100)
16. Stetson University 320-321-305–946(+106)
17. Missouri 315-313-319–947(+107)
Ohio State Results
2. Vicky Villanueva 72-67-73–212(+2)
T-25. In Hong Lim 78-75-74–227(+17)
T-25. Nara Shin (Ind.) 77-72-78–227(+17)
T-30. Rachel Rohanna 71-81-76–228(+18)
T-30. Amy Meier 78-77-73–228(+18)
T-67. Susana Benavides 80-82-76–238(+28)