Junior In Hong Lim tied for 14th to lead Buckeyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s golf team totaled a two-round score of 605 to tie for seventh Monday at the Central District Invitational. The two-day, 54-hole event is being held at the par 72, 6,099-yard River Wilderness Country Club.

 Tied with in-state foe Kent State, the 24th-ranked Buckeyes opened the Central District Invitational with a round of 302 and followed with a 303 in the afternoon.  The Buckeyes are only two strokes back from sixth-place Texas A&M and seven strokes from breaking into the Top 5.

After day one, Florida leads the field by a 20-stroke margin at 5-under 571, while Kelli Shean of Arkansas sits atop the individual leaderboard with a total of 140 (-4).

Leading the Buckeyes is junior In Hong Lim who is tied for 14th. Opening the day with a round of 1-over 73, Lim fired two birdies in the morning, but slipped in the afternoon with a round of 76.

Freshman Amy Meier and senior captain Emma Jandel are tied for 30th at 152. Firing a 77 in round one, Jandel shaved two strokes in afternoon play with 13 pars and a birdie. Carding back-to-back rounds of 76, Meier notched three birdies throughout the day.

One stroke back from Jandel and Meier at 153 is freshman Susana Benavides. Opening the tournament with a birdie, Benavides ended round one with a score of 77. Improving by a stroke in round two, Benavides is currently tied for 40th.

Also competing for the Buckeyes is freshman Rachel Rohanna, who notched a first round of 76, but struggled in round two with an 81 to tie for 61st.

The Buckeyes conclude play at the Central District Invitational Tuesday with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

Central District Invitational – Day 1
River Wilderness Country Club, Parrish, Fla.
Par 72, 6,099 yards

Team Standings Scores
1. Florida  290-281-571 (-5)
2. TCU   295-296-591 (+15)
3. Arkansas  303-293-596 (+20)
T4. LSU   295-303-598 (+22)
T4. Purdue  295-303-598 (+22)
6. Texas A&M  295-308-603 (+27)
T-7. Ohio State  302-303-605 (+29)
T-7. Kent State  306-299-605 (+29)
9. Texas  304-302-606 (+30)
10. Michigan State 294-313-607 (+31)
11. South Carolina 301-309-610 (+34)
12. Northwestern 302-310-612 (+36)
13. Missouri  306-309-615 (+39)
14. Notre Dame  310-308-618 (+42)
15. Michigan  320-299-619 (+43)

Ohio State Results Scores
T-14. In Hong Lim 73-76-149 (+5)
T-30. Emma Jandel 77-75-152 (+8)
T-30. Amy Meier 76-76-152 (+8)
T-40. Susana Benavides 77-76-153 (+9)
T-61. Rachel Rohanna  76-81-157 (+13)