COLUMBUS, Ohio-Ohio State shot a final round 292 to finish with an 897 and the program’s 16th Lady Buckeye Invitational team title Saturday at the Ohio State Golf Club Scarlet Course. The title is the first for Lisa Strom as head coach of the Buckeyes.
The Ohio State win was the first for the Buckeyes in the event since 2014. Ohio State has won the event 16 times (1980-84-85-89-92-93-98-99-2000-01-03-09-10-12-14-22).
Emily Price of Kent State was the event medalist at 1-under par, 215. Pimnipa Panthong was the last individual from KSU to win the event. She did so in 2018.
Ohio State took the early lead after the first round Friday behind Jillian Bourdage’s 2-under 70 and maintained the lead through the second 18 to top llinois by three strokes.
Aneka Seumanutafa fired a 1-under 71 Saturday to finish at +6 (222) and tied for the No. 5 spot overall. Alexis Phadungmartvorakul also finished in the Top 10 individually after a final round 73 to end at 225/+9.
In addition to the six starters in the Ohio State lineup, three other Buckeyes also participated as individuals in the tournament field.
Emily Hummer, a redshirt freshman from Upper Arlington, Ohio, fired an opening round 72 to tie for the No. 3 spot after 18 holes. She finished the day tied for the tournament lead after the first 36 holes at +1 (145). She finished the tournament tied for the No. 2 spot with a final round 76 for a total of 221/+5.
The Big Ten Conference Tournament is up next for the Buckeyes April 22-24 at Fox Chapel Country Club in Pittsburgh.
|2022 Lady Buckeye Invitational|
|T2||Emily Hummer (Ind.)||72-73-76=221||+5|
|T37||Kristin Jamieson (Ind.)||80-79-81=240||+24|
|54||Skylar Thompson (Ind.)||83-79-86=248||+32|