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April 9, 2000

%^$ COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s golf team notched its best finish of the season Sunday, taking second place at the Indiana Invitational despite frigid weather conditions. The Buckeyes fired a 639 (+47) at the par-74 Indiana University Golf Course, falling just two strokes shy of the host Hoosiers. OSU shot a 322 in the second round – the second-lowest score of the round as the teams endured freezing conditions and rainy weather which forced the cancellation of one of the three scheduled rounds.%^$

%^$ Lisa Strom (Sr., North Wales, Pa.) was on fire in the second round, firing a one-over-par 75 as she moved from a 24th-place tie in the first round to a fifth-place finish. Strom finished with a nine-over 157. Her finish was the highest for any Buckeye this season. Mollie Fankhauser (Fr., Dublin, Ohio), notched her third-consecutive top-10 finish after shooting a 158 (+10), leaving her in sixth place.%^$

%^$Mary Lidester (Fr., Lafayette, Ind.) and Kelly Moskal (So., Hinckley, Ohio) earned the best finishes of their OSU careers, tying for 16th place with a 162 (+14). Lidester carded an 82 in the second round, while Moskal shot an 83.%^$

%^$Ohio State takes the next weekend off and returns to action Apr. 22-23, hosting the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational at the OSU Scarlet Course.%^$

%^$TEAM STANDINGS RD1 RD2 TOTAL%^$1. Indiana 314 323 637%^$2. Ohio State 317 322 639%^$3. Wisconsin 324 321 645%^$4. Northwestern 323 324 647%^$5. Michigan St. 321 331 652%^$6. Iowa 325 329 654%^$7. Purdue 329 326 655%^$ Minnesota 332 323 655%^$9. Kent 326 333 659%^$10.Michigan 337 325 662%^$11.Illinois 347 329 676%^$12.Illinois St. 343 337 680%^$13.S. Illinois 339 343 682%^$14.N. Illinois 347 346 693%^$15.Notre Dame 353 341 694%^$%^$MEDALIST RD1 RD2 TOTAL%^$1. Theresa McDermott (Ind.) 77 76 153%^$%^$OSU INDIVIDUALS RD1 RD2 TOTAL%^$5. Lisa Strom 82 75 157%^$6. Mollie Fankhauser 76 82 158%^$T16.Kelly Moskal 79 83 162%^$T16.Mary Lidester 80 82 162%^$T49.Ashley Lowery 86 84 170%^$65. Jamie Rishel 89 85 174