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May 24, 2001

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s golf team shot a 316 Thursday in the third round of the NCAA Championships, held at the par-72 El Campeon Golf Course in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. The Buckeyes fell to 23rd place with a 941 through three rounds.

Allison Hanna (Fr., Portland, Ore./David Douglas) continues to impress after firing OSU’s lowest individual round for the third-consecutive day. Hanna carded a 74 (+2) Thursday and has a 10-over-par 226 for the tournament, leaving her in a 41st-place tie overall.

Natalie Aber (Jr., Akron, Ohio/Springfield) bounced back from a tough second round to shoot a 78 Thursday, giving her a 239 through three rounds. Mollie Fankhauser (So., Dublin, Ohio/Cols. School for Girls) carded an 81 and also has a 239 for the tournament.

Jennifer Borowiec (Fr., South Lyon, Mich./Mercy) notched an 83 Thursday and has a 249 for the tournament, while Ashley Lowery (Jr., West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) fired an 84 and has a 238 through three rounds. Lowery started slowly on the front nine before rebounding to shoot 1-under on the back nine.

After carding the low score of the day (290), Duke moved into sole possession of first place with an 882. Georgia (886), Auburn (888) and Texas (888) are right behind the Blue Devils.

The tournament concludes tomorrow with the first tee time at 7:30 a.m. Ohio State tees off at 12:40 p.m.

TEAM STANDINGS RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL 1. Duke 299 293 290 882 2. Georgia 298 295 293 886 3. Auburn 300 294 294 888 Texas 298 299 291 888 5. Oklahoma St. 293 299 300 892 6. UCLA 295 299 299 893 7. Southern Cal 296 307 293 896 8. Arizona 302 301 296 899 Tulsa 307 291 301 899 10.Stanford 298 303 300 901 11.LSU 304 303 298 905 Pepperdine 299 306 300 905 13.New Mex. St. 301 298 307 906 14.Kent State 304 309 298 911 15.Michigan St. 310 300 304 914 Arizona St. 305 309 300 914 17.California 302 308 312 922 18.Purdue 305 309 309 923 19.San Jose St. 303 312 311 926 20.Washington 315 305 310 930 21.New Mexico 318 307 308 933 22.South Fla. 314 314 310 938 23.Ohio State 313 312 316 941 24.S. Carolina 308 323 311 942 LEADERBOARD RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL 1. Katy Harris (LSU) 72 70 70 212 2. Laura Maffat (UCLA) 69 69 75 213 3. Celeste Troche (AUB) 72 68 74 214 Jimin Kang (ASU) 74 70 70 214 OHIO STATE STANDINGS RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL T41. Allison Hanna 77 75 74 226 T94. Ashley Lowery 78 76 84 238 T100. Natalie Aber 78 83 78 239 T100. Mollie Fankhauser 80 78 81 239 115. Jennifer Borowiec 81 85 83 249