October 2, 2017

Ohio State Tied for Sixth After 36 Holes at Windy City Collegiate


Oct. 2, 2017

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HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. – The Ohio State women’s golf team is tied for sixth after two rounds of the Windy City Collegiate Championship. The Buckeyes are tied with Florida after posting a 9-over 577 Monday at Northmoor Country Club.

Jaclyn Lee leads the Buckeyes at 1-under after going 71-70 with seven birdies and an eagle through the first two rounds. The junior is 8-under through her first four rounds of stroke play after earning stroke play co-medalist honors and winning both of her matches at the East & West Match Play Challenge two weeks ago in Verona, Wis.

Senior Rio Watanabe (68-75) and junior Niki Schroeder (74-69) each sit at 1-over through the opening day. Watanabe tied Lee for a team-best seven birdies in the first two rounds while Schroeder carded six birdies and 24 pars. Sophomore Alex Wright also notched 24 pars and sits at 8-over (76-74) to add to the team tally while fellow sophomore Adeena Shears went 82-78 (+19) to round out the Buckeye lineup.

Freshman Alanis Sakuma competed as an individual for the Buckeyes, finishing the day at 19-over (76-85) while playing her first collegiate tournament.

T-6th Team 289-288-577 (+9)
8th – Jaclyn Lee 71-70-141 (-1)
T-14th – Rio Watanabe 68-75-143 (+1)
T-14th – Niki Schroeder 74-69-143 (+1)
T-51st – Alex Wright 76-74-150 (+8)
T-73rd – Adeena Shears 82-78-160 (+18)
T-76th – Alanis Sakuma 76-85-161 (+19)

Final-round play begins at 8:30 a.m. ET Tuesday. Ohio State is paired with Arizona along with host and sixth-ranked Northwestern.