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April 24, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 10th-ranked Ohio State women’s golf team earned its fourth-consecutive Big Ten championship Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich. The final round was cancelled because of snow accumulation on the golf course and the tournament was shortened to 54 holes. The Buckeyes, who finished with a mark of 900, won the team title by 32 strokes. The event was held at the par 72 University of Michigan Golf Course (5,966 yards).

Ohio State senior Kristen White (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) claimed medalist honors and captured her first individual crown of the season, finishing with a 54-hole total of 222. Teammate Lindsay Knowlton (Sr., Toronto, Ontario/Havergal) placed second on the individual leaderboard with a mark of 225 and Jennifer Selfinger (Jr., Columbus, Ohio/Groveport Madison) finished third with a score of 226. Additionally, Dana Je (Orlando, Fla./Montverde Academy) tied for fourth place with a total of 227.

Ohio State claimed its 11th Big Ten title since the conference began sponsoring championships for women during the 1981-82 season. Four consecutive wins also sets a league record. Ohio State tied the record last season with its third-consecutive win. White also is the ninth medalist winner for the Buckeye program in the 24-year history of the championships.

Ohio State has earned the conference’s automatic bid to compete in the NCAA championships. Selections for the three regional sites in Gainesville, Fla., Lubbock, Texas and Las Cruces, N.M., will be announced Monday. Regional competition is scheduled for May 5-7.

TEAM STANDINGS (PAR 72) RD1 RD2 RD3 TOTAL 1. OHIO STATE 297 296 307 900 2. Michigan 310 303 319 932 3. Michigan State 306 306 321 933 4. Purdue 301 312 325 938 5. Northwestern 310 312 322 944 6. Iowa 308 317 334 959 7. Minnesota 319 317 329 965 8. Wisconsin 324 327 328 979 9. Illinois 317 325 339 981 10. Indiana 320 329 334 983 11. Penn State 313 324 348 985

OHIO STATE BUCKEYES RD1 RD2 RD3 TOTAL 1. Kristen White 73 73 76 222 2. Lindsay Knowlton 75 73 77 225 3. Jennifer Selfinger 73 75 78 226 T4. Dana Je 76 75 76 227 T18. Carling Coffing 76 78 85 239 T34. Brittany Adams 79 82 83 244