Emma Jandel tied for sixth at 1-under and In Hong Lim tied for 10th at even-par
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 21st-ranked Ohio State women’s golf team is in fifth and only five strokes back from leader Tennessee after the opening round Friday at the Bryan National Collegiate in Greensboro, N.C. Firing a team score of 292 (+4) on the par 72, 6,323-yard Players Course at the Bryan Park Golf and Enrichment Center, the Buckeyes are just one stroke back from Florida State, Wake Forest and Vanderbilt who are tied for second.
The 292 was the second-best opening round for Ohio State this season and the team’s best of its spring schedule by eight strokes.
With nine of the 18 competing teams in the top 25 of the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, the Volunteers sit atop the leaderboard at 287 (-1). Michelle Shin of Wake Forest leads the individual standings at 4-under 68.
Leading the Buckeyes after round one is senior captain Emma Jandel at 1-under 71 to tie for sixth. Even par after making the turn, the Dayton, Ohio, native carded her third birdie of the day on the No. 2 hole to finish under-par and break into the top 10.
Junior In Hong Lim is a stroke back from Jandel after firing an even round of 72 to tie for 10th. Her only hiccup came in the form of bogeys on hole Nos. 4 and 16, but she notched two birdies to even out the day.
Tied for 22nd, sophomore Vicky Villanueva opened the tournament with a round of 74. The Argentinean carded three bogies with a birdie on hole No. 16 while making par on 14 holes.
Rounding out the Buckeye lineup are freshmen Rachel Rohanna and Amy Meier. Rohanna is tied for 30th with a 75, while Meier is tied for 40th after a round of 76.
Competing as an individual, sophomore Nara Shin had a round of 80 to tie for 76th.
The Bryan National Collegiate continues with single rounds Saturday and Sunday. Round two action gets underway with tee times beginning at 8:20 a.m. Ohio State will go off of No. 1 between 9:05-9:41 a.m. and live scoring is available on www.golfstat.com.
Bryan National Collegiate – Day 1
Players Course, Bryan Park Golf and Enrichment Center, Greensboro, N.C.
Par 72, 6,323 yards
Team Standings Scores
1. Tennessee 287 (-1)
T-2. Florida State 291 (+3)
T-2. Wake Forest 291 (+3)
T-2. Vanderbilt 291 (+3)
5. Ohio State 292 (+4)
6. Duke 293 (+5)
7. South Carolina 294 (+6)
8. North Carolina 301 (+13)
9. College of Charleston 302 (+14)
10. Auburn 303 (+15)
11. Virginia 304 (+16)
T-12. LSU 306 (+18)
T-12. Arkansas 306 (+18)
T-12. UNC Greensboro 306 (+18)
15. Louisville 308 (+20)
16. Northwestern 309 (+21)
17. N.C. State 316 (+28)
18. UNC Wilmington 317 (+29)
Ohio State Results Scores
T-6. Emma Jandel 71 (-1)
T-10. In Hong Lim 72 (E)
T-22. Vicky Villanueva 74 (+2)
T-30. Rachel Rohanna 75 (+3)
T-40. Amy Meier 76 (+4)
T-76. Nara Shin (Ind.) 80 (+8)