Yukie Sasaki

Player profile

  • Hometown Hiroshima, Japan
  • Previous School Houston
  • Year Junior

• WGCA All-American Scholar (2020)
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2020)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2019, 2020)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2020)

2019-20 (Junior)
• Played 18 rounds over six tournaments with 12 rounds counting toward the team tally
• Posted a 75.0 scoring average with one round in the 60’s, two under par and one at even-par
• Tied for 38th at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational (Oct. 11-13) after a 1-under 71 in the final round
• Carded an even-par 72 in the final round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge (Feb. 11)
• Notched her first-career Top 10 finish, tying her career-best 3-under 69 in the opening round, on her way to a tie for eighth standing at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational (March 10-11)

2018-2019 (Sophomore)
• One of two Buckeyes to compete in all 12 events
• Tied for the team high with 34 rounds played, 26.5 counting toward the team tally
• Third on the team with a 75.1 scoring average, totaling four rounds under-par, including one in the 60’s, and two at even-par
• Posted three Top 25 finishes
• Tied for 23rd with a 5-over 149 in the stroke-play portion of the East & West Match Play (Sept. 16-18)
• Tied for 26th at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge (Feb. 3-5) with a 10-over 223, including a 1-under 70 in the final round
• Notched the best Ohio State finish and the best of her career, a tie for 14th, with a 2-over 218 at the Bryan National Collegiate (March 29-31)
• Tied for 15th at the NCAA Cle Elum Regional (May 6-8), tallying a career-low 3-under 69 in the opening round, on her way to a 1-over 217

• Competed in two tournaments as a freshman in 2017-18 at the University of Houston
• Tied for 65th at The Dickson presented by ICON Information Consultants at The Woodlands Country Club
• Played high school golf at Montverde Academy, winning the IJGT Florida Junior and finishing second at the IJGT Red Tail Open as a senior

• Daughter of Daisuke and Syoko Sasaki
• A hospitality management major