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March 13, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s golf team earned a second-place finish with a three-round total of 900 at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational. The Buckeyes closed out the tournament Wednesday with a 304 in round three on the par 72, 6,099-yard Kane’ohe Klipper Golf Course in O’ahu, Hawai’i.

Arizona captured the team title with an 11-over 875, while Wildcat Manon Gidali took the individual title with a 3-under 213.

Senior Amy Meier led the Buckeyes with a second-place finish following rounds of 71-72-72. Her 54-hole score of 1-under 215 set a new career-low score for the Rochester Hills, Mich., product. Overall, Meier tied for a tournament-best with 12 birdies over three rounds.

A pair of Buckeyes in senior Susana Benavides and junior Allison Harper finished tied for 20th with a 13-over 229. Harper’s 54-hole score of 229 was a season-low for the Upper Arlington native. Sophomore Jan Chanpalangsri came in tied for 24th with a 15-over 231 and classmate Claudia Lim carded a 16-over 232 to tie for 28th.

Up next, the Buckeyes will compete in the SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational April 5-6 in Dallas.

2013 Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational
Kane’ohe Klipper Golf Course
Par 72, 6,099 yards

Team Standings
1. Arizona – 289-293-293 – 875 (+11)
2. Ohio State – 296-300-304 – 900 (+36)
3. Gonzaga – 300-300-302–902 (+38)
4. Mississippi – 306-300-307–913 (+49)
5. Washington State – 306-307-301–914 (+48)
6. Louisville – 296-302-317–915 (+51)
7. New Mexico – 298-308-315–921 (+57)
T8. Hawai’i – 309-302-315–926 (+62)
T8. Idaho – 308-311-307–926 (+62)
10. San Francisco – 308-307-321–936 (+72)
11. UTEP – 318-310-311–939 (+75)
12. Illinois State – 320-311-318–949 (+85)
13. Seattle – 320-316-316–952 (+88)
14. Hawai’i-Hilo – 321-326-323–970 (+106)
15. Central Conn. St. – 323-326-328–977 (+113)
16. Lipscomb – 327-320-333–980 (+116)

Ohio State Standings
2. Amy Meier – 71-72-72–315 (-1)
T20. Susana Benavides – 72-77-80–229 (+13)
T20. Allison Harper – 77-75-77–229 (+13)
T24. Jan Chanpalangsri – 76-77-78–231 (+15)
T28. Claudia Lim – 79-76-77–232 (+16)