March 11, 2020

Two Buckeyes in Top Ten After First Day in Hawaii



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KANE’OHE, HI. – The Ohio State women’s golf team sits in a tie for second overall in the 16-team field after the first two rounds of tournament play at the 2020 Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational. The Buckeyes finished the first 18 holes in second place with a score of 286. In the afternoon, the team carded a 293 to hold onto their spot on the leaderboard. They will enter the third round with a 579. Arizona State currently on top of the field by 15 strokes with a 564 after two rounds.

Junior Yukie Sasaki leads the Buckeyes with a 3-under 141 after the first day of competition. Sasaki carded a 69, her lowest score of the season, in the first round of 18 holes. It is only the fourth time that a Buckeye has recorded a score in the 60s this season. She followed up with a 72 in the second round. Both scores are under her season average of 75.6. Her scores currently place her in a tie for third overall in a field of more than 90 student-athletes.

Aneka Seumanutafa follows close behind sitting in seventh after carding a score of 1-under 143. The sophomore finished the day 3-under in par-5 scoring and tallied 30 on par scores to sit atop that category.

The Buckeyes lead the field with 129 holes on par. Ohio State also recorded 4-over in par-3 scoring and 7-over in par-4 scoring to claim the second spot in both.

T-2nd Team 286-293-579 (+3)
T-3rd – Yukie Sasaki 69-72-141 (-3)
7th – Aneka Seumanutafa 70-73-143 (-1)
T-29th – Lauren Peter 72-77-149 (+5)
T-29th – Adeena Shears 75-74-149 (+5)
T-37th – Skylar Thompson 76-74-150 (+6)
T-37th – Sofia Seldemirova (Ind.) 75-75-150 (+6)

Tournament plays resumes tomorrow at Kane’ohe Klipper Golf Course with 18 holes and a shotgun start at 8:05 a.m. GMT-10.