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.

BUCKEYE RESULTS
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.