No. 25 Ohio State Leads Big Ten Championships After First Round
April 25, 2014
FRENCH LICK, Ind. - Day One of the 2014 Big Ten Women's Golf Championship ended with Ohio State atop the leaderboard following a 13-over 301 on the extremely challenging Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort. The No. 25 Buckeyes own a one-stroke edge over second place Nebraska (+14) with 18 of 54 holes played.
A trio of Buckeye freshmen can be found in the individual top-5, including freshman Jessica Porvasnik a lone shot off the pace of Day One leader Cassidy Stelzmiller (Nebraska) and in sole possession of second place. Sharing a piece of third place one-third of the way through the competition is Zoe-Beth Brake at 74 (+2) while Katja Pogacar carded a 75 (+3) to earn a tie for fifth.
Upperclassman Claudia Lim was the fourth contributor to the team score, posting a 7-over 79. That round puts her in a tie for 28th with two rounds to go.
Ohio State is in search of its 15th all-time Big Ten Championship and first since 2005 when the Buckeyes took four straight conference crowns from 2002-05.
DAY ONE LEADERBOARD (higher ranking of Golfweek or Golfstat listed)
1st - No. 25 Ohio State (+13) - 301
2nd - Nebraska (+14) - 302
t-3rd - No. 25 Michigan State (+17) - 305
4th - Penn State (+18) - 306
5th - No. 12 Northwestern (+19) - 307
6th - Minnesota (+21) - 309
7th - Iowa (+26) - 314
8th - Purdue (+27) - 315
t-9th - Illinois (+28) - 316
t-9th - #48 Wisconsin (+28) - 316
11th - Michigan (+29) - 317
12th - Indiana (+34) - 322
2th - Jessica Porvasnik (+1) - 72
t-3th - Zoe-Beth Brake (+2) - 73
t-5th - Katja Pogacar (+3) - 74
t-28th - Claudia Lim (+7) - 79
t-44th - Jan Chanpalangsri (+9) - 81
72nd - Allison Harper (+19) - 91
Round two starts Saturday morning at 9 a.m. ET with the third and final round scheduled for a Sunday start at 8 a.m. ET.
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