Women's Golf

Rio Watanabe

RS Freshman

Kamagaya City, Japan

High School:
Bentleigh Secondary (Australia)

International Studies

Rio Watanabe


Ohio State Defeats Wisconsin For Third Place at East & West Match Play Challenge

Katja Pogacar and Rio Watanabe each went 2-0 in match play


Buckeyes Come Up Short in Match vs. SMU, 3-2

Katja Pogacar and Rio Watanabe won their individual matches


Top Seed Goes to Buckeyes at East & West Match Play Challenge

Ohio State cleared the field by 11 strokes in 36 holes of stroke play


East & West Match Play Challenge Up Next for Buckeyes

Stroke play qualifying (36 holes) determines match play bracket


Watanabe Tabbed Big Ten Co-Golfer of the Week

Conference recognizes Watanabe after medalist effort in season opener

Watanabe Photo Gallery

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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