June 21, 2014
PINEHURST, N.C. – Playing in the LPGA’s oldest major championship as a teenager, Jessica Porvasnik posted a two-round total of 161 (79-82) on Pinehurst #2 in the U.S. Women’s Open. The rising sophomore recorded par or better on 17 holes, including back-to-to birdies as she made the turn on day one.
The 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year was paired with two professional golfers for the first two rounds in Erica Popson and Wei Ling Hsu. With her caddie, former LPGA player and current OSU assistant coach Lisa Strom by her side, Porvasnik was able to match Popson’s 9-over 79 in the opening round and top Hsu’s 81 (+12). No one in the playing group made the cut ultimately, however.
Porvasnik hit 19 of 28 fairways while averaging 240.67 yards per drive and reaching 15 of 36 greens in regulation. The Hinckley, Ohio native also successfully pulled off three sand saves.