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April 30, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s golf team jumped out to a seven-stroke lead over Indiana after the first 36 holes of play Friday at the Big Ten Championship, hosted by Purdue at the par-72 Kampen Course. OSU fired rounds of 310 and 313 on the first day. Those two scores are the two lowest scores for the tournament thus far.

The Buckeyes were paced on day one by Amber Amstutz (Jr., Leo, Ind.) who fired a 149 (+5) to grab the lead in the tournament over defending champion Erin Carney of Indiana. Natalie Mosher (Sr., New Philadelphia, Ohio) is also in the top 10 for Ohio State after firing a 155 (+11). She currently is in a tie for sixth place with Iowa’s K.C. Mullen.

Play continues Saturday at 9 a.m. with 18 holes, while 18 more are scheduled for Sunday.

TEAM STANDINGS RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 RD 4 SCORE 1. Ohio State 310 313 623 2. Indiana 314 316 630 3. Wisconsin 320 318 638 3. Michigan St. 320 318 638 5. Purdue 315 326 641 6. Iowa 323 320 643 7. Minnesota 320 325 645 8. Northwestern 329 322 651 9. Penn State 334 327 661 10.Michigan 334 331 665 11.Illinois 347 349 696

OHIO STATE INDIVIDUALS RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 RD 4 SCORE 1. Amber Amstutz 74 75 149 T6. Natalie Mosher 77 78 155 T11. Summerset Lovett 82 77 159 T13. Lisa Strom 77 83 160 T55. Natalie Aber 89 85 174 T55. Tatiana Belham 85 89 174

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 RD 4 SCORE 1. Amber Amstutz (OSU) 74 75 149 2. Erin Carney (IND) 75 75 150 3. Melanie Lepp (MIN) 77 75 152 3. Katherine Mowat(Iowa)73 79 152 5. Emily Bastel (MSU) 79 75 154