April 15, 2017

Buckeyes Sit in Fifth Place After Day One of Home Event


April 15, 2017


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Final preparations for postseason play are underway at the OSU Golf Club’s Scarlet Course this weekend (Apr. 15-16) as the Ohio State hosts the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational to wrap up the 2016-17 regular season. The Buckeyes are slotted fifth out of 12 teams following 36 holes played on Saturday. Ohio State is nine shots back from event-leading and 20th-ranked Texas (+13).

Complete Results/Live Scoring

Senior Katja Pogacar finds herself inside the individual Top-10 as co-owner of 10th place at 4-over (73-76). Her 28 pars are the highest total in the 75-player competition. Rio Watanabe, playing as an individual, is tied for second in that category after posting par on 27 of 36 holes. She is tied for 13th place overall, sharing that position with teammate Jaclyn Lee at 5-over. Watanabe went 75-74 while Lee notched subsequent scores of 73-76.

Niki Schroeder (T-18th) and Zoe-Beth Brake (T-22nd) crashed the Top-25 as well, separated by a lone stroke at 6-over (76-74) and 7-over (76-75), respectively.

5th | Team 298-300—598 (+22)
T-10th | Katja Pogacar 73-75—148 (+4)
T-13th | Jaclyn Lee 73-76—149 (+5)
T-13th | (IND) Rio Watanabe 75-74—149 (+5)
T-18th | Niki Schroeder 76-74—150 (+6)
T-22nd | Zoe-Beth Brake 76-75—151 (+7)
T-49th | (IND) Alex Wright 79-80—159 (+15)
T-52nd | Adeena Shears 78-82—160 (+16)
T-61st | Jessica Porvasnik 82-81—163 (+19)

An 8:30 shotgun start gets the ball rolling for Sunday’s final round. Ohio State will play alongside No. 12 Kent State and ‘that team up north’ for the final 18 holes.