February 9, 2021

Seumanutafa Finishes 3rd at FAU Paradise Inv.



BOCA RATON, Fla. – Ohio State sophomore Aneka Seumanutafa was one of just seven players to break par in the final round of the FAU Paradise Invitational on Tuesday. Her round of 2-under 70 vaulted her into a tie for third at 3-under par for the tournament.

As a team, the Buckeyes carded a final round 301 and finished in seventh place in the 13-team field.

Seumanutafa started her day with four birdies in an opening nine of 34. That moved her into fifth place individually. She then carded nine consecutive pars to post a 2-under 70 and finished with a 54-hole total of 213 (-3). A stronger back nine likely would not have mattered as Maryland’s Virunpat Olankitkunchai finished at 11-under par to claim medalist honors. This was Seumanutafa’s ninth Top 10 finish of her career.

Kristin Jamieson followed her career-low round of 68 on Monday afternoon with a 76 on Tuesday to finish in a tie for 29th at 7-over par. Lauren Peter made a pair of birdies in her final of 77 as she finished two shots behind Jamieson in a tie for 34th.

Freshman Kailie Vongsaga came in with a 78 on Tuesday and Skylar Thompson finished-up with a final round 80.

The Buckeyes will return to action Sunday, Feb. 21 right back in Florida at the Gators Invitational. The 54-hole event is being played at the Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla.

TEAM                         296-294-301    +27      7th
Aneka Seumanutafa      70-73-70          -3         T3rd
Kristin Jamieson           79-68-76          +7        T29th
Lauren Peter                 71-77-77          +9        T34th
Kailie Vongsaga           76-76-78          +14      T46th
Skylar Thompson         79-79-80          +22      60th