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Ohio State ends day one with four Buckeyes in Top 25, lead by Lim and Villanueva tied for 13th

COLUMBUS, Ohio After winning the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational last weekend, the Ohio State women’s golf team closed the first day of the 2009 Big Ten Championships in second place Friday in West Lafayette, Ind. The 25th-ranked Buckeyes carded a 36-hole team score of 627 (+51) on the par 72, 6,333-yard Kampen Course.

With three student-athletes in the Top 3, host school Purdue stands atop the leaderboard at 609. The Boilermakers are led by Maude-Aimee LeBlanc who fired two rounds of 75 to total 150.

Four Buckeyes ended the day in the Top 25, led by freshman Vicky Villanueva and sophomore In Hong Lim. The duo is tied for 13th at 158 (+14). Lim, who was the Lady Buckeye medalist last weekend, began the day with a round of 82 but improved in round two with a score of 76. Villanueva was consistent with two rounds of 79 and seven birdies.

After leading the field in the first round, junior co-captain Emma Jandel slipped to a tie for 23rd with rounds of 74-87. Also tying for 23rd at 161 was senior co-captain Gemma Webster. Firing a first round of 86, Webster shaved 11 strokes in the afternoon with a score of 75.

One stroke back from Jandel and Webster was freshman Nara Shin who carded rounds of 82-80 to tie for 28th.

Rounding out the Buckeye lineup is senior Jessica Hauser tied for 44th with scores of 84-82.

The 72-hole tournament will continue with a single round Saturday beginning with tee times at 9 a.m. Live scoring for the 2009 Big Ten Championships is available at www.golfstat.com.

2009 Big Ten Championships Day 1
Kampen Golf Course, West Lafayette, Ind.
Par 72, 6,333 yards

 Team Standings Scores 1. Purdue 309-300609 (+33) 2. Ohio State 317-310627 (+51) 3. MichiganState  316-313629 (+53) 4. Michigan 320-311631 (+55) T-5. Northwestern 327-312639 (+63) T-5. Wisconsin 318-321639 (+63) 7. Iowa  327-317644(+68) 8. Illinois  323-324647 (+71) 9.Indiana  332-317649 (+73) T-10. Minnesota 333-317650 (+74) T-10. Penn State 329-321650 (+74)   Ohio State Results Scores T-13. In HongLim   82-76158 (+14) T-13. VickyVillanueva  79-79158 (+14) T-23. Gemma Webster 86-75161 (+17) T-23. Emma Jandel 74-87161 (+17) T-28. Nara Shin 82-80162 (+18) T-44. Jessica Hauser 84-82166 (+22)