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No. 27 Buckeyes led by junior Emma Jandel at 1-over 73

COLUMBUS, Ohio Competing on its own par 72, 6,246-yard Scarlet Course in Columbus, the Ohio State women’s golf team concluded round one of the NCAA Central Regional in 10th place Thursday. Firing a team score of 306, the Buckeyes sit one stroke back from ninth-place Kent State. At the conclusion of the three-day, 54-hole tournament, the Top 8 teams will make the trip to the NCAA championships in Baltimore, Md., May 19-22.

Leading the competitive 21-team field after 18 holes is UCLA with a score of 4-under 284. The Bruins, who posted the Top 3 individual scores of the day, are led by Stephanie Kono and Maria Jose Uribe, tied for first at 69 (-3).

At the end of 18 holes, the Buckeyes are led by co-captain Emma Jandel who shot a round of 1-over 73. After a bit of trouble in the morning, the junior from Dayton, Ohio, improved on the back nine with four birdies to end the day tied for ninth.

A few strokes back from Jandel with a score of 77 is senior Jessica Hauser who is tied for 47th.

Tying for 58th were sophomore In Hong Lim and freshman Vicky Villanueva. The duo each notched a birdie to card rounds of 78.

Rounding out the Buckeye lineup is senior co-captain Gemma Webster with a score of 79. Webster made par on 12 holes to finish the day tied for 69th place.

The Buckeyes will resume play Friday, teeing off between 12:30-1:10 p.m., with second round action beginning at 8 a.m. overall. Live scoring for the event will be available at www.golfstat.com.

NCAA Central Regional — Day 1
The Ohio State University Golf Club Scarlet Course, Columbus, Ohio
Par 72, 6,246 yards

 Team Standings  Scores
 1. UCLA  284 (-4)
 T-2. Michigan State  295 (+7)
 T-2. Purdue  295 (+7)
 4. Oklahoma State  297 (+9)
 5. Wake Forest  298 (+10)
 6. New Mexico  301 (+13)
 T-7. Georgia State  303 (+15)
 T-7. Chattanooga  303 (+15)
 9. Kent State  305 (+17)
 10. Ohio State  306 (+18)
 T-11. Kentucky  308 (+20)
 T-11. Washington  308 (+20)
 T-11. Louisville  308 (+20)
 14. Stanford  310 (+22)
 15. Illinois State  311 (+23)
 T-16. North Carolina St.  312 (+24)
 T-16. Michigan  312 (+24)
 18. Notre Dame  316 (+28)
 19. Harvard  318 (+30)
 20. Murray State  322 (+34)
 21. Fairleigh Dickinson  328 (+40)
   
 Ohio State Results  Scores
 T-9.   Emma Jandel  73 (+1)
 T-47. Jessica Hauser  77 (+5)
 T-58. Vicky Villanueva  78 (+6)
 T-58. In Hong Lim  78 (+6)
 T-69. Gemma Webster   79 (+7)