COLUMBUS, Ohio – Heading into the final month of the regular season, the Ohio State women’s golf team has been rounding into form. With two spring tournaments left before Big Ten Championships, the Buckeyes have notched their season 54-hole team low in two of the last three tournaments and are coming off a third-place finish at the 15-team Tar Heel Classic this past weekend at the Casa de Campo Teeth of the Dog Course in the Dominican Republic.
In the past three tournaments, the Buckeyes have dropped their 54-hole team scoring average from 298.8 to 295.1 and lowered their third-round scoring average from 302.3 to 295.9. Ohio State carded its lowest opening-round score (291) of the season at Westbrook Spring Invitational Feb. 24, lowest second-round score (284) at the Tar Heel Classic March 15 and the lowest third-round tally (283) at the Westbrook Spring Invitational Feb. 25. Ohio State’s 867 54-hole team total at the Tar Heel Classic this past weekend tied the 2018-19 low for the team, also accomplished at the Westbrook Spring Invitational.
Some more notes on the Buckeyes:
– Aneka Seumanutafa posted a 74.0 scoring average on her way to a tie for 23rd in her first collegiate tournament at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. Since then, the freshman has won the Westbrook Spring Invitational, placed eighth at the Lady Gator Invitational and earned a second-place finish at the Tar Heel Classic.
– Three other Buckeyes join Seumanutafa in earning their season-best finish in the past three tournaments: Niki Schroeder tied for ninth at the Westbrook Spring Invitational with a 54-hole total of 212, Lauren Peter tied for ninth with a 211 at the Tar Heel Classic and Skylar Thompson, who transferred from South Carolina in time for the spring season, tied for 53rd with a 223 at the Lady Gator Invitational.
– Several Buckeyes have either set or tied their season-low round in the last three weeks: Seumanutafa carded a career-low 6-under 64 at the Lady Gator Invitational March 9, Schroeder notched a season-best 2-under 70 at the Westbrook Spring Invitational Feb. 24, Adeena Shears set a season-low 1-under 71 at the Tar Heel Classic March 16 and Peter tied her season-best 1-under 71 the day before at the Tar Heel Classic.
Next up, Ohio State travels to Greensboro, N.C. for the Bryan National Collegiate March 29-31.