March 15, 2019

Buckeyes Climb Leaderboard in the Second Round, Sit Fourth at Tar Heel Classic


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LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic – The Ohio State women’s golf team earned its second-lowest round of the 2018-19 season in the second round of the Tar Heel Classic Friday afternoon at the Casa de Campo Teeth of the Dog Course. The Buckeyes, who posted a 4-under par 284 in the afternoon session, one stroke off of their low score at the Westbrook Spring Invitational last month, sit in fourth place at 4-over with a round to play.

Freshman Aneka Seumanutafa sits in second place at 6-under, three strokes off the lead of Wake Forest’s Jennifer Kupcho after following up an opening round 1-under 71 with a 5-under 67 in the afternoon session. Fellow freshman Lauren Peter tied her career-low round with a 1-under 71 in the second round and is tied for 15th at 1-over while senior Niki Schroeder is tied for 37th at 6-over. Sophomore Yukie Sasaki is tied for 45th at 8-over while Adeena Shears bounced back from an opening-round 9-over 81 to card an even-par 72 in the second round to tie first 51st at 9-over.

As a team, the Buckeyes are the best in the field in par-3 scoring at 1-under and have notched 28 birdies, the fourth-most in the 15-team event. Individually, Seumanutafa is tied for third in par-4 scoring at 2-under while also tying for third in par-5 scoring at 3-under. The freshman is tied with Shears for fifth in par-3 scoring at 1-under and is tied with Kupcho for the most birdies through two rounds with 11. Schroeder is tied for the most pars through 36 holes with 28.

4th Team 296-284-580 (+4)
2nd – Aneka Seumanutafa 71-67-138 (-6)
T-15th – Lauren Peter 74-71-145 (+1)
T-37th – Niki Schroeder 76-74-150 (+6)
T-45th – Yukie Sasaki 75-77-152 (+8)
T-51st – Adeena Shears 81-72-153 (+9)

Final-round play begins with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.