Women's Golf

Susana Benavides


Cochabamba, Bolivia

High School:
IMG Academy


Susana Benavides


Athletics Good Stuff

April 16 - 22, 2013


Ohio State Takes Fourth at Lady Buckeye Invitational

Senior Amy Meier finishes second individually to lead the Buckeyes


Ohio State Finishes Fourth after Day One of Lady Buckeye Invitational

Final round is slated to start at 10 a.m. ET


Ohio State to Host Lady Buckeye Invitational

Buckeyes will host the 33rd-annual event Saturday and Sunday


Athletics Good Stuff

April 2 - April 8, 2013


Susana Benavides

Susana Benavides Photo Gallery


2012 NCAA Central Regional - Day 2

2012 NCAA Central Regional - Scarlet Course Day 2 Photos taken by Jeff Mills


2012 NCAA Central Regional - Day One

2012 NCAA Central Regional - Day One Ohio State Golf Club - Scarlet Course Photos taken by Jeff Mills

Photo Gallery

Ohio State Career Honors: Second Team All-Big Ten (2012) ... Academic All-Big Ten selection (2011, 2012) ... OSU Scholar-Athlete (2010, 2011, 2012).

2012-13 (Senior Season): Second on the squad with a 76.38 stroke average ... played in all 12 tournaments ... four Top 20 finishes this season ... career-best came at SMU/Dallas Athletic Club (April 5-7), finishing tied for fourth overall with a 224 ... best finish of the fall came at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational (Sept. 17-18) ... totaled a 3-over 222 to finish tied for 19th at the tournament.

2011-12 (Junior Season): Tied for most rounds played with 41... earned stroke average of 76.43 through 13 events... notched three rounds under par... posted 26 rounds toward team totals... carded three top 10 finishes... opened season in tie for 13th at 229 (+13) at Mary Fossum Invitational (Sept. 17-18)... was top Buckeye at Windy City Collegiate Championship (Oct. 3-4) with a 217 (+1) to place sixth... carded rounds of 77-72-80--229 (+16) at Hurricane Invitational (March 5-6) to tie for seventh... closed regular season play in a tie for ninth with a total of 230 (+14) at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational (April 21-22)... was second on the squad at the NCAA Central Regional (May 10-12) with a score of 228 (+12) to tie for 26th.

2010-11 (Sophomore Season): Competed in 35 rounds, 28.5 of which counted toward team score ... tallied a 77.11 stroke average through 11 events ... opened fall slate with 1-under round of 72 at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational (Sept. 17-18) ... added rounds of 77-75 to tie for 23rd at 224 ... went on to tie for 29th at William K. Warren Irish Invitational (Oct. 2-3) ... was second-highest Buckeye at Lady Northern Invitational (Oct. 11-12), finishing 21st at 222 ... tied for 11th at Big Ten Championships (April 22-24) ... finished tied for 27th at the NCAA Central Regional with the team's second-best score of 11-over 227 ... had the third-best Buckeye finish at the 2011 NCAA Championships, coming in tied for 80th with a 20-ver 308 ... represented Bolivia at the 2010 World Amateur Team Championship.

2009-10 (Freshman Season): Competed in eight events ... had four top 20 finishes, including three in the top 10 ... posted a stroke average of 76.46 in 24 rounds ... played eight rounds as an individual ... nine of her 16 competitive rounds counted towards the team score ... first career tournament was at the Lady Northern Invitational (Sept. 27-28) ... as an individual, opened Mercedes-Benz Championship with 1-under round of 71 to finish tied for sixth as an individual ... added rounds of 74-73 for her lowest 54-hole score at the Mercedes-Benz to tie for sixth at 2-over 218 (Oct. 16-18), which also tied for low 54-hole total by a Buckeye that season ... finished third as an individual at All-Ohio Invitational (Oct. 25-26) ... tied for sixth with a total of 234 at the Lady Buckeye Invitational (April 17-18) ... concluded freshman campaign in tie for 14th at the 2010 Big Ten Championships with rounds of 75-74-72-79 (April 23-25).

Prior to Ohio State: Attended IMG Academy ... winner of the 2008 Optimist International Junior Golf Championship ... named the best amateur golfer in Bolivia from 2004-07 ... placed second at the 2006 Doral Publix Junior Golf Classic ... represented home country of Bolivia at the South America Championship, placing second ... named the eighth-best player on the 2008-09 Future Collegians World Tour ... recipient of FCWT's "For the Good of the Game" award.

Personal: Daughter of Claudio Benavides and Mary Cruz Fernandez ... has a sister, Maria Claudia ... when not on the course, enjoys watching movies and listening to music ... majoring in communication.


Year Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 54 Low Rd.
2009-10 24 1,835 76.46 218 71
2010-11 35 2,699 77.11 222 72
2011-12 41 3,134 76.43 217 70
2012-13 31 2,368 76.38 222 72
TOTAL 131 10,036 76.6 217 70


T4th '13 SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational
T6th '09 Mercedes-Benz Invitational
T6th '10 Lady Buckeye Invitational
T6th '11 Windy City Collegiate
T7th '12 Hurricane Invitational
T9th '12 Lady Buckeye
T11th '11 Lady Northern Intercollegiate
T11th '11 Big Ten Championship
T13th '11 Mary Fossum Invitational
T14th '10 Big Ten Championship
T19th '12 Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational

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