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May 22, 2001%^$

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%^$COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s golf team shot a 313 (+25) in the first day of competition at the NCAA Championships, held at the par-72 El Campeon Golf Course in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. The Buckeyes hold 21st place after the first of four rounds.%^$

%^$Allison Hanna (Fr., Portland, Ore./David Douglas) led the Buckeyes with a 77 (+5). Natalie Aber (Jr., Akron, Ohio/Springfield) and Ashley Lowery (Jr., West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) each fired a 78.%^$

%^$Mollie Fankhauser (So., Dublin, Ohio/Cols. School for Girls) notched an 80, while Jennifer Borowiec (Fr., South Lyon, Mich./Mercy) carded an 81.%^$

%^$Oklahoma State was not considered a favorite to win the title, but the Cowgirls lead the competition through one round after posting a 293 (+5), two strokes ahead of UCLA. The competition resumes tomorrow. Ohio State tees off at 11:50 a.m. on the 10th tee.%^$

%^$TEAM STANDINGS RD 1%^$1. Oklahoma St. 293%^$2. UCLA 295%^$3. Southern Cal 296%^$4. Georgia 298%^$ Stanford 298%^$ Texas 298%^$7. Duke 299%^$ Pepperdine 299%^$9. Auburn 300%^$10.New Mex. St. 301%^$11.Arizona 302%^$ California 302%^$13.San Jose St. 303%^$14.Kent State 304%^$ LSU 304%^$16.Purdue 305%^$ Arizona St. 305%^$18.Tulsa 307%^$19.S. Carolina 308%^$20.Michigan St. 310%^$21.Ohio State 313%^$22.South Fla. 314%^$23.Washington 315%^$24.New Mexico 318%^$%^$LEADERBOARD RD 1%^$1. Laura Maffat (UCLA) 69%^$2. Maria Boden (OK St.) 70%^$ Lindsey Wright (PEP) 70%^$ %^$OHIO STATE STANDINGS RD 1%^$T61. Allison Hanna 77%^$T73. Natalie Aber 78%^$T73. Ashley Lowery 78%^$T93. Mollie Fankhauser 80%^$T107. Jennifer Borowiec 81