May 6, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s golf team survived some nasty weather at the NCAA East Regional Thursday, firing a 301 in the opening round at the University Club in Blythewood, S.C. Severe weather forced delays of over two hours, causing the competition to be suspended due to darkness late Thursday. Six of the 19 teams in the tournament did not finish Thursday and will complete their first round on Friday morning.

The Buckeyes’ 301 is their second-best score of the spring portion of the schedule. The score puts OSU in a tie for seventh place with Memphis, 11 strokes behind first-place Furman. The Buckeyes are just five strokes out of second place, held by Florida State. The top eight teams and two individuals advance to the NCAA Championships.

OSU was led on Thursday by Natalie Mosher (Sr., New Philadelphia, Ohio), who fired a one-over-par 73. Amber Amstutz (Jr., Leo, Ind.) continued her torrid play of late, shooting a 75, while Summerset Lovett (Sr., Honolulu, Hawaii) carded a 76. Lisa Strom (Jr., North Wales, Pa.) fired a 77 for the Buckeyes, while Tatiana Belham (Fr., Rio de Janero, Brazil) recorded an 86.

The Buckeyes continue play on Friday, beginning at 8:40 a.m.