COLUMBUS, Ohio – In a battle that came down to the final holes, the Ohio State women’s golf team concluded its own Lady Buckeye Invitational in fourth. Carding a final score of 318, the Buckeyes totaled 941 on a windy par 72, 6,228-yard Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University Golf Club in Columbus.
For the second-consecutive day, Michigan State maintained its spot atop the leaderboard after a third round of 315 to total 918. Finding a medalist in Caroline Powers who tallied a 54-hole sum of 226, the Spartans secured their win by a 17-stroke margin over second-place Kent State.
With final rounds of 78, the Buckeye pair of junior Vicky Villanueva and sophomore co-captain Rachel Rohanna led Ohio State in a tie for 13th. Villanueva, from Chacabuco, Argentina, and Rohanna, from Waynesburg, Pa., each fired totals of 235 to move up in the rankings.
Also finding a slot in the Top 20 was Susana Benavides. The sophomore from Cochabamba, Bolivia, tallied an 82 in day two to tie for 17th at 238.
One stroke back from Benavides at 239 was sophomore Amy Meier who carded a final mark of 80 that included two birdies to tie for 21st.
Rounding out the Buckeye lineup was senior co-captain In Hong Lim and junior Nara Shin who notched totals of 245 and 246, respectively. Lim fired a third round score of 85 to tie for 37th, while Shin chipped in an 84 to tie for 42nd.
Competing as an individual, freshman Alex Brown concluded her first Lady Buckeye Invitational in 73rd after a round of 93.
The Buckeyes will begin their postseason slate when they travel to Chicago for the Big Ten Championships April 22-24.
Lady Buckeye Invitational – Day 2
Scarlet Course, The Ohio State University Golf Club, Columbus, Ohio
Par 72, 6,228 yards
1. Michigan State 303-300-315-918 (+54)
2. Kent State 312-309-314-935 (+71)
3. Wisconsin 304-322-313-939 (+75)
4. Ohio State 310-313-318-941 (+77)
5. Northwestern 308-320-318-946 (+82)
6. Iowa State 310-318-320-948 (+84)
7. Illinois 312-317-321-950 (+86)
8. Penn State 317-322-315-954 (+90)
9. Minnesota 312-326-329-967 (+103)
10. Indiana 322-322-338-982 (+118)
11. Iowa 326-331-340-997 (+133)
12. Xavier 332-329-340-1001 (+137)
Ohio State Results
T-13. Vicky Villanueva 76-81-78-235 (+19)
T-13. Rachel Rohanna 78-79-78-235 (+19)
T-17. Susana Benavides 79-77-82-238 (+22)
T-21. Amy Meier 79-80-80-239 (+23)
T-37. In-Hong Lim 77-83-85-245 (+29)
T-42. Nara Shin 85-77-84-246 (+30)
73. Alex Brown (Ind.) 89-91-93-273 (+57)
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