March 17, 2018

Buckeyes Tied for First with a Round to Play at Clover Cup


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MESA, Ariz. – The Ohio State women’s golf team is tied for the lead at 1-under after the second round of the Clover Cup Saturday at Longbow Golf Club. Junior Jaclyn Lee followed up an even-par 72 in the opening round with a 3-under 69 and is the individual leader with 18 holes to play.

The Buckeyes are tied for the lead with Arizona State and remain four strokes ahead of third-place Oklahoma.

Lee used a round-best seven birdies against four bogeys to notch her fifth-consecutive around at or below par. Sophomore Adeena Shears is tied for 12th after an even-par 72 while junior Niki Schroeder and sophomore Alex Wright are tied for 20th at 4-over. Senior Rio Watanabe carded a 2-over 74 and is tied for 42nd while freshman Alanis Sakuma, representing Ohio State as an individual, is 85th at 27-over.

n the second round, the Buckeyes tallied 22 birdies, good for second best, and their 36 through two rounds are the most in the field. Ohio State is the second-best in Par-4 scoring at 13-over and tied for third in Par-3 scoring at 5-over.

Individually, Lee is the best in Par-4 scoring at 2-under while Watanabe is tied for fourth in Par-5 scoring at 4-under after a pair of eagles. Schroeder has the second-most birdies through two round with 10 while Lee is tied for third with nine.

1st Team 286-289-575 (-1)
1st – Jaclyn Lee 72-69-141 (-3)
T-12th – Adeena Shears 73-72-145 (+1)
T-20th – Niki Schroeder 67-81-148 (+4)
T-20th – Alex Wright 74-74-148 (+4)
T-42nd – Rio Watanabe 78-74-152 (+8)
85th – Alanis Sakuma (Ind.) 88-83-131 (+27)

Final-round play begins with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. ET Sunday.