Women's Golf

Rio Watanabe

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Kamagaya City, Japan

High School:
Bentleigh Secondary (Australia)

Major:
International Studies

Rio  Watanabe

05/09/2015

Buckeyes Finish Seventh in NCAA Raleigh Regional

The 2014-15 season comes to an end in North Carolina

05/08/2015

Buckeyes Battling for Advancing Top-6 Slot at NCAA Raleigh Regional

The final round starts at 7:30 a.m. ET

05/07/2015

Buckeyes Crack Top-3 at NCAA Regional

The top-6 teams advance to the NCAA Championships

05/05/2015

Buckeyes Readied for NCAA Raleigh Regional

Regional competition runs May 7-9

04/28/2015

Four Buckeyes Earn All-Big Ten Status

Chanpalangsri, Pogacar named to First Team

Watanabe Photo Gallery

2014-15 (Freshman Season): Second Team All-Big Ten selection … opened collegiate career by winning medalist honors (74-74-69) at the Chip-N Club Invitational (Sept. 8-9) … named the Big Ten Golfer of the Week (Sept. 10) after capturing both the individual and team titles at the Chip-N Club Invitational … posted a top-5 finish during Ohio State’s Big Ten Championship (Apr. 24-26) run as well … totaled three top-10 and six top-25 performances overall … recorded a season stroke average of 74.28 which included four rounds under par and a pair of tallies in the 60s ... went 2-0 individually at the East & West Match Play Challenge (Sept. 21-22) after notching a top-25 effort in the stroke play portion of the event … top Buckeye performer and T-12th overall at the Westbrook Invitational (Feb. 22-23) … concluded the season in a tie for 18th place at the NCAA Raleigh Regional (May 7-9) … earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition.

2013-14 (Redshirt Season): Enrolled in classes in January 2014 ... suffered a season-ending injury.

Prior to Ohio State: Member of the Yarra Yarra Golf Club ... finished second at the 2013 Victoria Junior Open ... fifth at the 2013 Victorian Junior Masters ... School Sport Victoria state team selection ... captured six title over 2011 and 2012 seasons, including back-to-back Joan Fisher Trophy wins and Champion of Champions victories ... finished in the top 16 at the 2012 Australian Women's Amateur ... top five finish at 2012 Victorian Junior Girls Championship.

Personal: Daughter of Masaaki and Teruko Watanabe ... majoring in International Studies.

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