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Oct. 2, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s golf team shot a 617 (+41) Saturday, taking third place after the first two rounds of competition at the Lady Buckeye Fall Invitational, held at the par-72 Scarlet Course in Columbus. The Buckeyes shot a 310 in the first round and then improved with a 307 in the second round. Alabama leads the tournament after two rounds, firing a 27-over 603. Purdue holds second place at 609, six strokes behind the Crimson Tide.

OSU was paced by Jamie Rishel (So., Westerville, Ohio), who fired a 153 (+9) and stands in 12th place overall. Ashley Lowery (So., West Lafayette, Ind.) notched a 154 and is in a tie for 13th place, while Amber Amstutz (Sr., Leo, Ind.), after firing three birdies on the front nine in the second round to climb back into contention, ended with a 155 and is in a tie for 18th place overall. Natalie Aber (So., Akron, Ohio), in her first competition of the season, is tied with Amstutz for 18th place after shooting a 155, including a career-best 77 in the second round.

The battle for medalist honors is a good one, as 10 players stand within seven shots of current leader Brittany Straza of Florida, who fired a one-over 145 Saturday, including a two-under 70 in the first round. Alabama’s Sarah Johnston fired a 146 and is one shot back of the lead.

The tournament resumes Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m.

TEAM STANDINGS (Par-72) RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL 1. Alabama 305 298 603 2. Purdue 306 303 609 3. Ohio State 310 307 617 4. Michigan State 303 316 619 5. Wake Forest 306 315 621 6. Louisiana State 313 310 623 7. Furman 310 314 624 8. Florida 304 326 630 9. Kentucky 315 326 641 10.Iowa 316 326 642 11.Memphis 322 323 645 12.Florida State 325 325 650

INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL 1. Brittany Straza (FLA)70 75 145 2. Sarah Johnston (ALA) 76 70 146 T3.Stacy Orschell (PUR) 74 74 148 Nuria Clau (WF) 70 78 148 Paula Carter (ALA) 75 73 148 T6.Emily Bastel (MSU) 73 76 149 Sandra Hellsvik (MEM)73 76 149 8. Stacy Snider (MSU) 74 76 150 T9.Jennifer Perri (FUR) 75 76 151 Andrea Makauskas(PUR)78 73 151

OSU INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL 12. Jamie Rishel 77 76 153 T13.Ashley Lowery 77 77 154 T18.Natalie Aber* 78 77 155 T18.Amber Amstutz 79 76 155 T25.Mollie Fankhauser 77 79 156 T29.Lisa Strom 79 78 157 T41.Kelly Moskal* 83 79 162 55. Mary Lidester* 86 82 168 T64.Tatiana Belham* 88 88 176 *competed as individual