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May 2, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s golf team, paced by a tournament-best round of 302 on Sunday, won the Big Ten Championship at the par-72 Kampen Course in West Lafayette, Ind. OSU finished the tournament with a score of 1,239, 12 strokes ahead of defending champion Indiana. The championship is Ohio State’s 10th Big Ten crown, with the last coming in 1997.

Amber Amstutz (Jr., Leo, Ind.) led the Buckeyes with a second-place finish, her second consecutive runner-up finish. Amstutz fired a 16-over-par 304 over the four rounds. Natalie Mosher (Sr., New Philadelphia, Ohio) took third place with a score of 307. Summerset Lovett (Sr., Honolulu, Hawaii) shot a tournament-best 71 (-1) Sunday, which propelled her into eighth place with a 314. Lisa Strom (Jr., North Wales, Pa.) shot a 315 and finished in ninth place overall.

Indiana’s Erin Carney took the tournament’s individual title, firing a 301 (+13) en route to her second straight Big Ten individual title.

The Buckeyes, ranked 15th in the country, return to action Thursday at the NCAA East Regional in Blythewood, S.C. OSU enters the tournament as the Midwest District’s No. 1 seed.

TEAM STANDINGS RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 RD 4 SCORE 1. Ohio State 310 313 314 302 1,239 2. Indiana 314 316 311 310 1,251 3. Michigan State 320 318 308 312 1,258 4. Purdue 315 326 325 309 1,275 5. Wisconsin 320 318 321 320 1,279 6. Northwestern 329 322 317 312 1,280 7. Penn State 334 327 311 309 1,281 8. Minnesota 320 325 328 316 1,289 9. Iowa 323 320 329 321 1,293 10. Michigan 334 331 322 315 1,302 11. Illinois 347 349 347 348 1,391

OHIO STATE INDIVIDUALS RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 RD 4 SCORE 2. Amber Amstutz 74 75 79 76 304 T3. Natalie Mosher 77 78 73 79 307 8. Summerset Lovett 82 77 84 71 314 T9. Lisa Strom 77 83 79 76 315 55. Natalie Aber 89 85 84 84 342 T56. Tatiana Belham 85 89 83 86 344

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 RD 4 SCORE 1. Erin Carney (IND) 75 75 78 73 301 2. Amber Amstutz (OSU) 74 75 79 76 304 T3. Natalie Mosher (OSU) 77 78 73 79 307 T3. M.C. Mullen (Iowa) 81 74 76 76 307 5. Melanie Lepp (MIN) 77 75 82 74 308