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May 9, 2013

PALO ALTO, Calif. – The No. 37 Ohio State women’s golf team opened the 2013 NCAA West Regional with an 17-over 317 Thursday on the par 71, 6,267-yard Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto, Calif., to tie for 12th.

Vanderbilt leads the field with a 5-over 289 after the first round, while USC’s Annie Park is on top of the individual leaderboard with a 4-under 67.

Senior Amy Meier posted two birdies on the back nine to lead the Buckeyes with a 2-over 73 and end the first round tied for 22nd. Sophomore Jan Chanpalangsri carded a 4-over 75 to tie for 46th, while senior Susana Benavides is a stroke back after tallying a 5-over 76 to finish tied for 63rd place.

Junior Allison Harper notched a 6-over 77 in the round, while sophomore Claudia Lim closed out the Buckeye lineup with a 12-over 83.

Play continues Friday with wave one teeing off at 7:30 a.m. PT, with wave two slated to start at 11:50 a.m. PT. The top eight teams and two individuals from each of the three regional championships (East, West, Central) will advance to the national championship held May 21-24 at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.

Team Standings
1. Vanderbilt – 289 (+5)
2. Southern California – 290 (+6)
3. Purdue – 291 (+7)
4. Oregon – 292 (+8)
5. Baylor – 295 (+11)
T6. Georgia – 296 (+12)
T6. South Carolina – 296 (+12)
8. California – 297 (+13)
9. Denver – 299 (+15)
T10.Texas A&M – 300 (+16)
T10. Arizona – 300 (+16)
T12. LSU – 301 (+17)
T12. San Jose State – 301 (+17)
T12. Stanford – 301 (+17)
T12. Ohio State – 301 (+17)
16. Kent State – 302 (+18)
17. Pepperdine – 303 (+19)
T18. Miami – 307 (+23)
T18. Northern Arizona – 307 (+23)
T20. Harvard – 309 (+25)
T20. North Dakota State – 309 (+25)
T22. UNLV – 310 (+26)
T22. Florida State – 310 (+26)
24. Long Island – 322 (+38)

Ohio State Standings
T22. Amy Meier – 73 (+2)
T46. Jan Chanpalangsri – 75 (+4)
T63. Susana Benavides – 76 (+5)
T69. Allison Harper – 77 (+5)
T118. Claudia Lim – 83 (+12)