Aug. 14, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With the fall slate fast approaching, rising senior Rachel Rohanna and sophomore Sheridan Balyeat, of the Ohio State women’s golf team, spent the off-season hitting the links at numerous summer tournaments.

Balyeat, of Lima, Ohio, recently captured her hometown’s Women’s City Golf Tournament title in the championship flight after a 1-up victory through 19 holes over former Shawnee High School teammate and Toledo Rocket Kate Hoops.

After clinching one of two qualifying spots with an even 71, Rohanna, from Waynesburg, Pa., concluded the recent Jamie Farr Toledo Classic with a 1-over total of 143. Featuring top LPGA talent, the tournament, held at the par 71, 6,428-yard Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, raised funding for local charities such as Boys & Girls Club of Toledo and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

After opening with a 3-under 68, Rohanna was tied for 14th after round one, but slipped in round two with a 75 and narrowly missed the cut for the remaining two rounds. One of only a few amateurs competing, Rohanna notched six birdies over 36 holes.