Sophomore Emma Jandel leads Buckeyes during first 18 holes
COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State women’s golf team took to the course for its first tournament action in almost a month Monday and is tied for 11th with a team score of 321 after the opening round at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational in Austin, Texas. The three-day, 54-hole event is being held on the par 72, 6,344-yard University of Texas Golf Club. Ohio State is tied with TCU and just one stroke back from four teams tied for seventh. New Mexico stands atop the leaderboard at 303 (+15).
Leading the Buckeyes through the first 18 holes was sophomore Emma Jandel. The Dayton, Ohio, native was 1-over on the front nine en route to a round of 77 and is tied for 11th.
Also 1-over on the front nine was junior Gemma Webster. The team captain from Glasgow, Scotland, had an eagle on the par-5 No. 5 hole, but struggled on the back nine for a score of 79 to tie for 24th.
Also competing for Ohio State are junior Jennifer Cassidy and seniors Carling Coffing and Haley Brown. Cassidy opened with an 82 to tie for 52nd while Coffing and Brown carded rounds of 83 to tie for 59th.
The Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational continues with a single round Tuesday. Teams begin teeing off at 8:15 a.m. (CT) and live scoring for the event is available on www.golfstat.com.
Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational: Day One
University of Texas Golf Club, Austin, Texas
Par 72, 6,344 yards
Team Standings Scores 1. New Mexico 303 (+15) 2. Florida 305(+17) 3. Texas 308 (+20) 4. Arkansas 311 (+23) 5. Notre Dame 317(+29) 6. Nebraska 319 (+31) T-7.Oklahoma 320 (+32) T-7. Indiana 320(+32) T-7. Iowa State 320 (+32) T-7.Missouri 320 (+32) T-11. OhioState 321 (+33) T-11.TCU 321 (+33) 13. Southern Methodist 323 (+35) 14. Kansas 325(+37) T-15. Baylor 329 (+41) T-15.Kansas State 329 (+41) T-15. Wisconsin 329 (+41) 18. Texas (B) 331(+43) Ohio StateResults Scores T-11.Emma Jandel 77 (+5) T-24. GemmaWebster 79 (+7) T-52. Jennifer Cassidy 82 (+10) T-59. Haley Brown 83(+11) T-59. Carling Coffing 83 (+11)