Lancaster native also won Ohio’s State Amateur Championship

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s golf team has had a busy schedule gearing up for the 2009-10 season. The Buckeyes have played in a number of events recently with good results – a sign for what could be a stellar upcoming season.

Ohio State will have roster of eight, with an even split of four Buckeye veterans and four newcomers. Among the returning will be Dayton native Emma Jandel. The lone senior on the team, she qualified 19th for match play at the Women’s Trans Amateur Championship at the Tennessee National Golf Club, but fell in the first round after shooting even par.

Jandel then played in the Ohio State Amateur Championship and again advanced to the match play round at O’Bannon Country Club in Loveland, Ohio. There she ran into future Ohio State teammate Allie White and was defeated by the Lancaster native, 3 & 2. White went on to win the Ohio Am, besting Lynn Thompson 10 & 8 in the 36-hole final.

White, who will be a sophomore with the Buckeyes after transferring from North Carolina at the end of last season, took that momentum to the 109th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship in St. Louis. She made it through the stroke play qualifier and advanced past the first two rounds of match play to the Round of 16. There White ran into First Team All-America Stephanie Kono from UCLA and was defeated, 2 up.

In other Buckeye News:

  • In Hong Lim, a First Team All-Big Ten honoree as a sophomore last season, missed qualifying for the U.S. Am by one shot.
  • Rising sophomore Nara Shin played in two Duramed FUTURES Tour events out east. While she missed the cut at both, it was valuable experience for the upcoming season.
  • Rachel Rohanna, an incoming freshman, made it to the U.S. Am but did not advance past stroke play with rounds of 77-75 to tie for 70th. She placed 13th at the PGA Junior Championship, shooting 71-79-72-72.
  • Amy Meier, also an incoming freshman, played in her final AJGA event last week and was runner-up by a stroke with scores of 74-72-71 at the Randy Wise Junior Open in her home state of Michigan. The week before, she finished 17th at the AJGA Betsy Rawls event.
  • Assistant coach Amy Langhals married Greg Miller, associate head coach of the Ohio State women’s soccer team, July 25th. Congrats to Coach Amy and Greg!