April 11, 2019

Buckeyes Set to Host Lady Buckeye This Weekend


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s golf team hosts the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational  starting Saturday at the OSU Golf Club’s Scarlet Course. Admission is free to the tournament, which the Buckeyes are hosting for the 39th time.

The teams will play 36 holes starting with tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday before an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start for the final round Sunday.

Name: Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational
Live Scoring: Golfstat.com
Course: OSU Golf Club – Scarlet Course (Columbus, Ohio)
Yardage: 6,319 yards – Par 72
Format: Play 6, count 4 | 54 holes
Schedule of Play:
Saturday, April 14 (36 holes with tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m.)
Sunday, April 15 (18 holes with shotgun start beginning at 8:30 a.m.)
*All times local

Field (12 teams):
Illinois, Indianapolis, Kent State, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Toledo


  1. Yukie Sasaki | So.
  2. Aneka Seumantufa | Fr.
  3. Niki Schroeder | Sr.
  4. Skylar Thompson | Fr.
  5. Lauren Peter | Fr.
  6. Adeena Shears | Jr.
    Ind. Alex Wright | Jr.
    Ind. Sofia Seldemirova | So.
    Ind. Alanis Sakuma | So.

Weather Channel is forecasting temperatures in the mid- to high-60s this weekend with rain showers on Sunday in Columbus.

Ohio State finished seventh at the Bryan National Collegiate at Bryan Park Champions Course in Browns Summit, N.C., March 29-31. Sophomore Yukie Sasaki led the Buckeyes at 2-over to tie for 14th. A native of Hiroshima, Japan, Sasaki followed up an opening-round 72 Friday before a 3-over 75 Saturday and a 1-under 71 in the final round Sunday. Freshman Aneka Seumanutafa finished right behind her in a tie for 21st at 4-over.

With just four collegiate tournaments under her belt, freshman Aneka Seumanutafa is off to a strong start to her Ohio State career. Named Big Ten Golfer of the Week Feb. 27 and March 13, Seumanutafa followed a tie for 23rd finish in her first tournament at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge with a victory at the Westbrook Spring Invitational, an eighth-place finish at the Lady Gator Invitational and a second-place finish at the Tar Heel Classic.

The Emmitsburg, Md., native leads the Buckeyes with a 70.7 scoring average, including five rounds in the 60’s and a career-best 6-under 64 in the second round of the Lady Gator Invitational March 9.

Buckeye head coach Therese Hession is entering her 28th season in Columbus. Hession has led the Buckeyes to 25 NCAA Regionals, 17 NCAA Championships appearances and 10 Big Ten championships in her 28 seasons. The seven-time Big Ten Coach of the Year guided the Buckeyes to another NCAA appearance last season.

This past June after completing her 27th season as the head coach of the Ohio State women’s golf team, Hession was promoted to director of golf for both the men’s and women’s programs.

In addition, Stacy Snider enters her third season as an assistant on the Ohio State coaching staff. Snider, who has five years of Division I head coaching experience, was a two-time All-Big Ten selection at Michigan State (2001, 2002) and former professional golfer.