Sophomore In Hong Lim leads tournament with two-round score of 2-under 142; Nara Shin sinks hole-in-one on No. 8
COLUMBUS, Ohio Firing season-low rounds of 295 and 294 for a total of 589 (+13), the Ohio State women’s golf team concluded day one of its own 29th Annual Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational in first place. Playing on their home par 72, 6,228-yard Scarlet Course in Columbus, the Buckeyes hold a 10-stroke lead over the competition.
Sophomore In Hong Lim, who carded a career-low round of 4-under 68 on the first 18 holes, concluded the day atop the leaderboard with a total of 142 (-2). Sitting in first place by a margin of one stroke, the Melbourne, Australia, native found four birdies and an eagle, holding out from the fairway on the par 4 No. 15, on the Buckeyes’ difficult home course throughout the day.
Also finishing the day in the Top 5 was Vicky Villanueva. The freshman from Chacabuco, Argentina, fired rounds of 73-75 to finish the day tied for fifth place at 4-over 148.
After opening with a score of 79, senior co-captain Gemma Webster came back in the afternoon with four birdies in a round of 71 to break into the Top 10 with a tie for ninth at 150.
Just one stroke back from Webster is fellow co-captain Emma Jandel. The Dayton native fired steady rounds of 75-76 to end the day tied for 12th.
Freshman Nara Shin had a notable day at home, carding her first hole-in-one in competition on the 146-yard No. 8 hole in the second round. With rounds of 79-74, Shin currently sits tied for 22nd at 153.
Senior Jessica Hauser currently leads the pack of Buckeyes competing as individuals. Firing rounds of 77-73 for a total of 150, Hauser is currently tied for ninth.
After 36 holes, senior Jennifer Cassidy is tied for 42nd at 158, while sophomore Gina Besozzi, competing in her first tournament of the season, is tied for 61st at 163.
The Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational concludes Sunday with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Live scoring for the event is available at www.golfstat.com.
Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational Day 1
The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course, Columbus, Ohio
Par 72, 6,228 yards
Team Standings Scores 1. OhioState 295-294589(+13) 2. Northwestern 299-300599(+23) 3. Kent State 299-304603(+27) 4. Indiana 299-310609 (+22) 5.Washington 302-308610 (+20) 6. Michigan State 307-304611 (+35) 7. Illinois 313-308621 (+45) 8. Kansas 309-314623(+47) 9. Rollins College 310-316626(+50) 10. Penn State 310-319629(+53) 11. Wisconsin 313-317630(+54) 12. Iowa 327-310637 (+61) T-13.Nebraska 319-324643 (+67) T-13. Minnesota 321-322643 (+67) 15. Kansas State 328-319647 (+71) Ohio State Results Scores 1. In Hong Lim 68-74142 (-2) T-5. Vicky Villanueva 73-75148 (+4) T-9. GemmaWebster 79-71150 (+6) T-9. Jessica Hauser (Ind.) 77-73150(+6) T-12. Emma Jandel 75-76151(+7) T-22. Nara Shin 79-74153(+9) T-42. Jennifer Cassidy (Ind.) 80-78158(+14) T-61. Gina Besozzi (Ind.) 84-79163 (+19)