Oct. 28, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The sixth-ranked Ohio State women’s golf team (41-9-0) will participate in The 2004 Landfall Tradition Friday through Sunday in Wilmington, N.C. The event will be held on the Jack Nicklaus Course, a links layout with Ocean, Marsh and Pines tracks at the Country Club of Landfall. First-round action is scheduled to begin with an 8:45 a.m. start Friday. The second round is slated for 8:45 a.m. Saturday and the final round will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Complete results will be available online at There will be no live scoring.

1. Lindsay Knowlton, Sr.
2. Dana Je, So.
3. Jennifer Selfinger, Jr.
4. Kristen White, Sr.
5. Erin Borowiec, Jr.

The field of 12 squads scheduled to compete in The Landfall Tradition are Furman, New Mexico, UNC Wilmington, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Purdue, South Florida, Tennessee, Tulane, Tulsa and Vanderbilt.

Seven of the 12 teams competing in the event are ranked the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index Poll. Oklahoma State is the highest ranked team at No. 5, followed by the Buckeyes at No. 6. Tulane and Tennessee are ranked 11th and 12th, respectively. New Mexico (No. 14), Furman (No. 15) and Tulsa (No. 21) round out the last three teams in the polls.

Senior Lindsay Knowlton has reached the highest ranking of her collegiate career at No. 11 in the latest individual poll. Teammate Kristen White currently is ranked 16th.

The then-eighth-ranked Ohio State women’s golf team won the Mercedes-Benz Championships with a mark of 874 (+22) Sunday in Knoxville, Tenn. The Buckeyes, who claimed the title for the second consecutive year, beat second-place Tulane and Tennessee by seven strokes. The event was held at the par 71 Cherokee Country Club (5,932 yards).

Ohio State senior Lindsay Knowlton finished in third place on the individual leaderboard with a final mark of 215 (+2). Teammate Dana Je finished sixth with a score of 218 (+5) while Jennifer Selfinger tied for 16th with a total of 223 (+10). Kristen White led Ohio State in the final round, posting a mark of 70 (-1) White tied for 23rd with a score of 224 (+11). Erin Borowiec , who competed as an individual, finished in a tie for 59th (236/+23) and Carling Coffing tied for 73rd (240/+27).

Ohio State senior golfer Lindsay Knowlton helped Team Canada tie for second place with a final score of 570 (-6) Oct. 20-23 at the Women’s World Amateur Championship in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. The Canadian squad, who competed on the par 72 Ocean Course (6,159 yards) posted a final-round score of 145 and tied for second with the United States.

Knowlton tied for 50th place on the individual leaderboard that boasted 140 of the best amateur players from around the world. Knowlton posted a round of 78 on the final day.

The NGCA has teamed up with The Golf Channel to present the first nationally-televised weekly show highlighting college golf. College Golf Central will be hosted by Jennifer Mills and airs at 7 p.m. Wednesday nights on The Golf Channel.

The NGCA bi-weekly Coaches Polls – official polls of Division I, II and II of the NGCA and exclusive poll of College Central – will be unveiled during the broadcast. The first NGCA Coaches Poll is slated to be released Sept. 22.

The NCAA has announced The Ohio State University will serve as the host institution for the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships in 2006. The event will be played on the par 72 Scarlet Course (6,201 yards) in Columbus.

The Scarlet Course has played host to tournaments such as the Rolex Fall Preview, Big Ten championships and past NCAA championships. The venue played host to the men’s championships a record 10 times. In 1997, the Women’s Championship was played in Columbus for a third time. The site also played host to the Women’s 2000 East Regional and the 2002 Men’s Golf NCAA Championships.

Golf Digest has rated the Ohio State Scarlet Golf Course among the best collegiate facilities in the country.