September 18, 2017

Ohio State Edged by Iowa State in East & West Semifinals


Sept. 18, 2017

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VERONA, Wis. – The Ohio State women’s golf team suffered a narrow 3-2 loss to Iowa State in the semifinals of the championship bracket of the East & West Match Play Challenge Monday at University Ridge Golf Course in Verona, Wis. 

Jaclyn Lee, who finished in a tie for first in the 36-hole stroke play qualifying portion of the event Sunday, topped Alanna Campbell, 2&1, after sitting two down on the 11th tee. Alex Wright, who posted the Buckeyes’ second-best qualifying score after a second-round career-best 69, defeated Amelia Mehmet Grohn, 3&1, after also standing on the 11th tee down one.

Niki Schroeder battled back against Chayanit Wangmahaporn to cut the deficit to one heading to the Par-3 17th but the junior dropped a shot as Wangmahaporn was able to make par and secure the 2&1 victory.

Individually, the Buckeyes’ Sofia Seldemirova topped Nebraska’s Hannah Thiele in 18 holes for a one-up win.

Celia Barquin Arozamena (ISU) def. Rio Watanabe (OSU), 2&1
Nattapan Siritrai (ISU) def. Adeena Shears (OSU), 6&5
Alex Wright (OSU) def. Amelia Mehmet Grohn (ISU), 3&1
Chayanit Wangmahaporn (ISU) def. Niki Schroeder (OSU), 2&1
Jaclyn Lee (OSU) def. Alanna Campbell (ISU), 2&1
Ind. Sofia Seldemirova def. Hannah Thiele (NEB) 4&3

Ohio State will take on Oregon for third place in a rematch of the 2016 East & West Match play semifinals Tuesday.