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April 22, 2005

Columbus, Ohio – The 10-ranked Ohio State women’s golf team posted scores of 297 and 296 for a total of 593 in the first two rounds of the 2005 Big Ten Championships Friday in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Buckeyes played through a cold downpour in the afternoon but hold a 19-stroke lead over second-place Michigan State. The event is being held at the par 72 University of Michigan Golf Course (5,966 yards).

Ohio State senior Kristen White (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) fired a score of 73 in both rounds and leads the field of individuals with a mark of 146 (+2). Teammates Lindsay Knowlton (Sr., Toronto, Ontario/Havergal) and Jennifer Selfinger (Jr., Columbus, Ohio/Groveport Madison) are tied for second place with a score of 148 (+4).

In addition, sophomore Dana Je (Orlando, Fla./Montverde Academy) is tied for seventh with a mark of 151 (+7) and rookie Carling Coffing (Middletown, Ohio/Middletown) is tied for 11th with a score of 154 (+10).

Ohio State was the only squad to record scores under 300 in the first two rounds. Michigan State stands in second with a total of 612 and Michigan and Purdue are tied for third with a score of 613.

The third round is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. start Saturday and the final round is slated for 8:30 Sunday. Live scoring is available online at www.golfstat.com.

TEAM STANDINGS (PAR 72) RD1 RD2 RD3 RD4 TOTAL 1. OHIO STATE 297 296 593 2. Michigan State 306 306 612 T3. Michigan 310 303 613 T3. Purdue 301 312 613 5. Northwestern 310 312 622 6. Iowa 308 317 625 7. Minnesota 319 317 636 8. Penn State 313 324 637 9. Illinois 317 325 642 10. Indiana 320 329 649 11. Wisconsin 323 327 650

LEADERBOARD RD1 RD2 RD3 RD4 TOTAL 1. Kristen White, Ohio State 73 73 146 T2. Lindsay Knowlton, Ohio State 75 73 148 T2. Jennifer Selfinger, Ohio State 73 75 148 T4. Heather Rose, Michigan State 73 76 149 T4. O. Sattayabanphot, Purdue 72 77 149

OHIO STATE BUCKEYES RD1 RD2 RD3 RD4 TOTAL 1. Kristen White 73 73 146 T2. Lindsay Knowlton 75 73 148 T2. Jennifer Selfinger 73 75 148 T7. Dana Je 76 75 151 T11. Carling Coffing 76 78 154 T38. Brittany Adams 79 82 161