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May 11, 2001

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Led by Natalie Aber’s (Jr., Akron, Ohio/Springfield) 69, the Ohio State women’s golf team shot a 298 Friday to keep a hold on its fifth-place standing at the NCAA West Regional, hosted by Oregon State at the par-72 Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis, Ore. The top eight teams and two individuals from the regional will advance to the NCAA Championships May 22-25.

Arizona (579) maintained its 15-stroke lead over second-place Stanford, as both squads fired a 292 Friday, the low team score of the day. Arizona State and Michigan State are tied for third place at 602, while Ohio State and UCLA are tied at 604 through two rounds. Southern California (606) and Tennessee (608) hold the final two qualifying positions, but Washington (610) and Oregon (612) are hot on their heels.

Big Ten Player of the Year Mollie Fankhauser (So., Dublin, Ohio/Cols. School for Girls) continued her solid play with a 73 Friday. She is tied for fourth place overall with a 143. Aber shot into the Top 15 with her 69 – her second sub-70 round of the season. She has a 147 for the tournament, which shatters her career two-round record by six strokes. Aber is tied for 11th place overall.

Allison Hanna (Fr., Portland, Ore./David Douglas) rebounded from a first-round 81 to fire a 74 in the second round. She is tied for 40th place with a 155 (+11). For the second-consecutive day, Ashley Lowery (Jr., West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) posted an 82. She is tied for 84th place. Jennifer Borowiec (Fr., South Lyon, Mich./Mercy) shot an 83 Friday and is tied for 69th place (160).

The tournament concludes Saturday. The Buckeyes tee off at 7:30 a.m. PT. They are paired with Michigan State and UCLA.

Team Standings RD1 RD2 RD3 TOTAL 1. Arizona 287 292 579 2. Stanford 302 292 594 3. Arizona St. 308 294 602 Michigan St. 304 298 602 5. Ohio State 306 298 604 UCLA 307 298 604 7. USC 308 298 606 8. Tennessee 308 300 608 9. Washington 308 302 610 10.Oregon 308 304 612 11.Oregon State 311 306 617 Memphis 305 312 617 13.Nevada 310 311 621 14.Missouri 318 304 622 15.Colorado St. 320 303 623 Furman 312 311 623 17.Indiana 314 311 625 18.BYU 322 313 635 19.SW Mo. State 334 324 659 20.Weber State 352 327 679 21.C. Conn. St. 363 336 699

Leaderboard RD1 RD2 RD3 TOTAL 1. Natalie Gulbis (AZ) 68 68 136 2. Jimin Kang (ASU) 71 66 137 3. Lorena Ochoa (AZ) 70 71 141 4. M. Fankhauser (OSU) 70 73 143 Kelli Kamimura (UW) 74 69 143

OSU Individuals RD1 RD2 RD3 TOTAL T4. Mollie Fankhauser 70 73 143 T11. Natalie Aber 78 69 147 T40. Allison Hanna 81 74 155 T69. Jennifer Borowiec 77 83 160 T84. Ashley Lowery 82 82 164