Feb. 12, 2007

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s golf team opened its spring season Monday with the first round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. The Buckeyes play host to the three-day, 54-hole tournament at Palos Verdes Country Club. After the first 18 holes, No. 24 Ohio State sits 12th in the field of 15, with a team total of 316 (+32) on the par-71 course. Entering Day Two in first place is Pepperdine with a team total of 297.

Buckeye senior Dana Je (Orlando, Fla./Montverde Academy) led the way for the Buckeyes shooting a 77 (+6). After a slow start, Je was able to shoot even par for six-consecutive holes, good enough to earn a tie for 27th. Not far behind Je, is junior Haley Brown (Austin, Texas/Portland State), shooting a 79 for the first 18 holes, sitting tied for 40th.

Pepperdine finished atop the team and individual leaderboard with Jayvie Agojo leading the way. Agojo shot two-under par (69) during the first round, one stroke ahead of second place-finisher Adriana Zwanck of Arizona.

Competition will resume Tuesday at 9 a.m. with the second round and concludes Wednesday at 8:15 with the final 18 holes.

Team Standings (par-71) RD1 1. Pepperdine 297 2. Florida 299 T3. Arizona State 300 Texas A&M 300 5. Arizona 301 6. USC 304 7. Stanford 305 T8. Oklahoma State 307 Wake Forest 307 10. Michigan State 314 11. UCLA 315 12. Ohio State 316 13. California 318 14. Kent State 320 15. Florida State 322

Individual Leaderboard RD1 1. Jayvie Agojo (Pepperdine) 69 2. Adriana Zwanck (Arizona) 70 T3. Lauren Johnson (Texas A&M) 71 Christa Spedding (Texas A&M) 71

Ohio State Individuals RD1 T27. Dana Je 77 T40. Haley Brown 79 T49. Jennifer Cassidy 80 Emma Jandel 80 T58. Gemma Webster 81