January 14, 2021

Buckeyes Open the Season with Two Matches in Florida


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s golf team is set to open its season this weekend with a pair of dual matches against Northwestern and FAU.

The match with Big Ten rival Northwestern will be played on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Abacoa Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla. The dual with FAU will be played on Monday, Jan. 18 at Boca Lago Golf Club in Boca Raton, Fla. Both matches will be a 6-count-4 stroke play match.

The Buckeyes’ lineup this weekend features experience at the top and young talented players throughout. The six athletes competing are Kailie Vongsaga, Aneka Seumanutafa, Lauren Peter, Skylar Thompson, Kristin Jamieson and Alanis Sakuma.

Vongsaga is a transfer from Arizona who played in four events for the Wildcats last season. She topped the Buckeyes in qualifying and looks poised for a solid season. Seumanutafa, a 2019 All-American, has led the team in scoring each of the last two seasons. She is a Curtis Cup camp invitee and will likely anchor the top of the lineup again this season. Peter is a redshirt-sophomore who played in all seven events last season. She is a steady player and had 18.5 of her 21 rounds count towards the team score.

Thompson, who was a transfer from South Carolina in 2019, also played in all seven events last year. She worked hard on her short game in the off season and her game is trending in the right direction. Jamieson and Sakuma have both worked their way into the lineup and will look to contribute throughout the season.

The match with FAU will also serve as a bit of a tune-up for the team’s next event, the FAU Paradise Invitational, which is also at the Boca Lago Golf Club in early February.

2021 Ohio State Women’s Golf Schedule

Jan. 16             vs. Northwestern                         Jupiter, Fla. (Abacoa CC)
Jan. 18             vs. FAU                                         Boca Raton, Fla. (Boca Lago CC)
Feb. 8-9           FAU Paradise Invitational         Boca Raton, Fla. (Boca Lago CC)
Feb. 21-23       Gators Invitational                     Gainseville, Fla., (Mark Bostic GC)
Feb. 26-28       Florida St. Match Up                Tallahassee, Fla. (Seminole Legacy GC)
March 15-16    Briar’s Creek Invitational           John’s Island, S.C. (Briar’s Creek GC)
March 26-28   Clemson Invitational                 Lake Keowee, S.C. (The Reserve at Lake Keowee)
April 17-18      Indiana Invitational                   Bloomington, Ind. (PFAU Course at IU)