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April 20, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 4 Ohio State women’s golf “Scarlet” team currently holds second place Saturday with a team score of 603 after the first two rounds of the 2002 Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational. The “Gray” team stands in 11th place with a 645. Competition is being held at the Par 72 OSU Scarlet Golf Course (6,037 yards) and is being hosted by The Ohio State University.

The Scarlet team posted rounds of 301 and 302, respectively. Defending individual champion Natalie Aber (Sr., Akron, Ohio/Springfield) leads the Buckeyes in a tie for second place with a 149. Allison Hanna (So., Portland, Ore./David Douglas) is knotted for fifth place at 150 while Kristen White (Fr., Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) holds ninth place at 152.

The Gray team finished with rounds of 317 and 328. Jamie Rishel (Sr., Westerville, Ohio/University of Florida) paced the Buckeyes tied for 23rd at 156.

Kent State freshman Gabby Wedding is in first place with a score of 147. Wedding’s second round score of 68 has been the lowest round thus far in the tournament. The Golden Flashes also maintain control of the team leaderboard, shooting a composite 597.

Final round action will continue Sunday with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

TEAM STANDINGS (PAR 72) RD1 RD2 TOTAL 1. Kent State 300 297 597 2. OHIO STATE (Scarlet) 301 302 603 3. Michigan State 305 299 604 4. Indiana 302 312 614 5. Purdue 307 313 620 6. Northwestern 316 306 622 7. Minnesota 314 315 629 8. Wisconsin 310 320 630 9. Notre Dame 317 319 636 Toledo 322 314 636 11. OHIO STATE (Gray) 317 328 645 12. Ohio 317 335 652 13. Bowling Green 325 338 663 Xavier 340 323 663 15. Eastern Michigan 335 334 669

LEADERBOARD RD1 RD2 TOTAL 1. Gabby Wedding, Kent State 79 68 147 2. Natalie Aber, Ohio State 74 75 149 Emily Bastel, Michigan State 78 71 149 Martina Gillen, Kent State 74 75 149 5. Allison Hanna, Ohio State 76 74 150 Veronique Drouin, Kent State 74 76 150

OHIO STATE INDIVIDUALS RD1 RD2 TOTAL Scarlet Team T2. Natalie Aber 74 75 149 T5. Allison Hanna 76 74 150 T9. Kristen White 75 77 152 T16. Lindsay Knowlton 76 78 154 T23. Ashley Lowery 76 80 156 T23. Mollie Fankhauser 80 76 156

Gray Team T23. Jamie Rishel 74 82 156 T37. Jennifer Borowiec 79 80 159 T59. Sara Walker 82 82 164 70. Emily Kuhfeld 82 84 166 82. Kelly Moskal 87 89 176