TOLEDO, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s golf team finished its opening tournament of the 2019-20 on a high note, moving up to eighth place after a final-round 5-over-par 293 Tuesday at Inverness Club. The score was the fourth-best in the 13-team field.
“I’m encouraged after seeing our team get better,” Therese Hession, Ohio State director of golf, said. “We certainly had it going today and couldn’t quite finish it off but it was a good way to start the season. We did some things very well but there’s also a lot for us to improve on.”
The Buckeyes will look to build on their strong finish when they travel to Chicago for the Windy City Collegiate Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Glen View Club.
Sophomore Skylar Thompson posted the best finish of her young career in a tie for 15th at 5-over for the tournament after a final-round 1-over 73. Fellow sophomore Aneka Seumanutafa posted the Buckeyes’ best round of the day, a 1-under 71, to tie for 24th at 7-over. Seumanutafa, who joined the Buckeyes last January, now has finished in the Top 25 in nine of 10 collegiate starts.
Sophomore Lauren Peter placed in a tie for 40th at 11-over while senior Adeena Shears carded an even-par 72 in the final round to tie for 46th at 12-over for the tournament. Alanis Sakuma and Sofia Seldemirova, a pair of juniors playing as individuals, finished in a tie for 66th and 69th, respectively, while junior Yukie Sasaki rounded out the Buckeye lineup in a tie for 72nd.
Thompson tied for third in par-4 scoring at 2-over while Peter tied for seventh in par-3 scoring at 1-under and Seumanutafa tied for eighth in par-5 scoring at 2-under. Thompson carded one of just six eagles in the tournament on the 284-yard par-4 16th hole in the second round Monday.
8th Team 307-299-293-899 (+35)
T-15th – Skylar Thompson 77-71-73-221 (+5)
T-24th – Aneka Seumanutafa 77-75-71-223 (+7)
T-40th – Lauren Peter 75-75-77-227 (+11)
T-46th – Adeena Shears 78-78-72-228 (+12)
T-66th – Alanis Sakuma (Ind.) 84-76-77-237 (+21)
T-69th – Sofia Seldemirova (Ind.) 82-81-75-238 (+22)
T-72nd – Yukie Sasaki 83-78-79-240 (+24)
Ohio State travels to Chicago for the Windy City Collegiate Sept. 30-Oct. 1.