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Feb. 7, 2005

PALOS VERDES, Calif. – The seventh-ranked Ohio State women’s golf team opened with a first-round mark of 306 (+22) Monday at the 10th annual Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. The event is being held at the par 71 Palos Verdes Golf Club (5,912 yards) in Palos Verdes, Calif.

Buckeyes Kristen White (Sr., Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East), Jennifer Selfinger (Jr., Columbus, Ohio/Groveport Madison) and Brittany Adams (So., Huntington, W.Va./Cabell Midland) posted rounds of 75 (+5) on the opening day and are tied for 29th place on the individual leaderboard. Senior Lindsay Knowlton (Toronto, Ontario/Havergal) recorded a score of 78 (+7) and sophomore Dana Je (Orlando, Fla./Montverde Academy) shot a round of 79 (+8).

Erin Borowiec (Jr., South Lyon, Mich./Mercy), Allyson Harvie (Grass Valley, Calif./Bear River) and Emily Kuhfeld (Carmel, Ind./Cathedral) are competing as individuals for the Buckeyes. Borowiec tallied a score of 77 (+6) while Harvie and Kuhfeld shot rounds of 78 (+8) and 83 (+12), respectively.

Defending champion UCLA led the 15-team field with a score of 289 (+5). Duke stands in second place (293) and Pepperdine currently is in third (296). Blue Devil Brittany Lang leads the field of individuals with a three-under round of 68. Bruins Melissa Martin and Susie Mathews are tied for second at 70 (-1).

The second round is scheduled for 9 a.m. (noon EST) Tuesday. Live scoring is available online at www.golfstat.com.

TEAM STANDINGS (PAR 71) RD1 RD2 RD3 TOTAL 1. UCLA 289 289 2. Duke 293 293 3. Pepperdine 296 296 T4. Washington 297 297 T4. Oklahoma State 297 297 6. Florida 302 302 7. New Mexico 303 303 8. OHIO STATE 306 306 T9. Southern California 307 307 T9. Arizona 307 307 11. Arizona State 308 308 T12. Stanford 315 315 T12. Michigan State 315 315 T12. Texas 315 315 15. UNLV 316 316

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD RD1 RD2 RD3 TOTAL 1. Brittany Lang, Duke 68 68 T2. Melissa Martin *, UCLA 70 70 T2. Susie Mathews, UCLA 70 70 4. Hannah Jun, UCLA 71 71 T5. Kailin Downs, New Mexico 72 72 T5. Karin Sjodin, Oklahoma State 72 72

OHIO STATE BUCKEYES RD1 RD2 RD3 TOTAL T29. Kristen White 76 76 T29. Jennifer Selfinger 76 76 T29. Brittany Adams 76 76 T41. Erin Borowiec * 77 77 T53. Lindsay Knowlton 78 78 T56. Dana Je 79 79 T56. Allyson Harvie * 79 79 T73. Emily Kuhfeld * 83 83

*competing as an individual