April 14, 2018

Buckeyes Sit Seventh with a Round to Play at Lady Buckeye


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s golf team stands seventh after 36 holes of the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational Saturday at the OSU Golf Club’s Scarlet Course. Individually, the Buckeyes, who are looking for their fourth-consecutive Top 5 finish, have four players sitting in the Top 30 after battling the wind and rain Satuday.

Junior Jaclyn Lee matched her opening-round 74 Saturday morning with another 74 in the afternoon to sit in a tie for 13th at 4-over, while fellow junior Niki Schroeder posted scores of 74 and 75 to tie for 20th at 5-over. Freshman Alanis Sakuma bounced back from an opening-round 77 to shoot a second-round 73, tying for her third-lowest score as a Buckeye, to tie for 25th through two rounds. Senior Rio Watanabe followed with scores of 75 and 76 as the fourth Buckeye whose scores counted, tying for 27th at 7-over.

Sophomore Adeena Shears tied for 61st after going 79-79 at 14-over while fellow sophomore Alex Wright tallied scores of 80 and 81 to tie for 72nd at 17-over after 36 holes.

With a round to play, Watanabe is tied for the best in the field at even-par in Par-4 scoring while Schroeder is tied for fifth in Par-5 scoring at 2-under par.

7th Team 300-298 (+22)
T-13th – Jaclyn Lee 74-74-148 (+4)
T-20th – Niki Schroeder 74-75-149 (+5)
T-25th – Alanis Sakuma 77-73-150 (+6)
T-27th – Rio Watanabe 75-76-151 (+7)
T-61st – Adeena Shears 79-79-158 (+14)
T-72nd – Alex Wright 80-81-161 (+17)