Freshman from Rochester Hills, Mich., notched first top 10 finish to help Buckeyes finish runner-up

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Amy Meier, a freshman on the 24th-ranked Ohio State women’s golf team, was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday. It is the first weekly honor for a Buckeye this season.

For the second-consecutive tournament, Meier was the top finisher for the Buckeyes in a tie for seventh at 3-over 222 at the Kinderlou Forest Challenge (March 1-2). Her finish helped Ohio State place runner-up in an 18-team field that featured 11 teams ranked in the top 30 of the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings. The two-day, 54-hole event was held on the par 73, 6,265-yard Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta, Ga.

After opening with a 79 Monday, the Rochester Hills, Mich., native fired a 70 in her second round to tie for the low round of the tournament. She had a span during round two where she birdied five of six holes. Meier secured her first career top 10 finish with a solid final round of even-par 73 that included four birdies to offset four bogies.

The Buckeyes return to action March 26-28 at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Challenge in Athens, Ga.