COLUMBUS, Ohio – Carding its lowest round of the tournament with a 296, the Ohio State women’s golf team shot up in the standings to finish the SunTrust Gator Women’s Golf Invitational in third. Totaling 895 on the par 70, 6,002-yard Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla., the Buckeyes jumped four slots in the final round of the two-day, 54-hole tournament.

Holding an 18-stroke advantage over second-place Florida State, host Florida was able to maintain its spot atop the leaderboard and secure its 17th win at the event. The Seminoles found a medalist in Hannah Thomson who carded a 210 (E) to lead the field.

Just two strokes back from Thomson was junior Vicky Villanueva who finished runner-up. Notching a final round of 73, Villanueva finished with a career-low 54-hole score of 212 to lead the Buckeyes. The Chacabuco, Argentina, product fired three birdies on the day to lead the tournament in total birdies with ten.

Finding par on 14 holes, senior co-captain In Hong Lim vaulted into the Top 25 with a final score of 74. Bringing her 54-hole total to 227, the Melbourne, Australia, concluded the event tied for 25th.

Earning totals of 228, sophomores Rachel Rohanna and Amy Meier finished tied for 30th. Rohanna fired a score of 76, while Meier carded her lowest round of the tournament with a 73.

With a final score of 76, sophomore Susana Benavides completed the Buckeye lineup with a 67th-place finish at 238.

Individual competitor Nara Shin tallied a final round of 78 to tie teammate Lim for 25th at 227. In her second outing of the year, the junior carded three birdies throughout the day to bring her total to eight.

The Buckeyes return to action March 25-27 when they spend their spring break at the Bryan National Collegiate in Greensboro, N.C.

SunTrust Gator Women’s Golf Invitational – Day 2
Mark Bostick Golf Course, Gainesville, Fla.
Par 70, 6,002 yards

Team Standings
1. Florida    280-292-293–865(+25) 
2. Florida State   295-294-294–883(+43) 
3. Ohio State    299-300-296–895(+55) 
4. Colorado    300-296-300–896(+56) 
5. Arkansas  298-296-305–899(+59) 
T-6. Iowa State   302-294-305–901(+61) 
T-6. Coastal Carolina   290-306-305–901(+61) 
T-6. Chattanooga   297-304-300–901(+61) 
9. Augusta State   307-302-302–911(+71) 
10. Kent State   296-314-303–913(+73) 
11. Texas Tech   304-303-307–914(+74) 
12. UCF    298-310-311–919(+79) 
13. Georgia State   308-294-326–928(+88) 
14. James Madison    307-312-318–937(+97) 
15. UNC Greensboro   308-317-315–940(+100) 
16. Stetson University  320-321-305–946(+106) 
17. Missouri    315-313-319–947(+107) 

Ohio State Results
2. Vicky Villanueva  72-67-73–212(+2)
T-25. In Hong Lim  78-75-74–227(+17)
T-25. Nara Shin (Ind.) 77-72-78–227(+17) 
T-30. Rachel Rohanna  71-81-76–228(+18)
T-30. Amy Meier  78-77-73–228(+18)
T-67. Susana Benavides  80-82-76–238(+28)