Ohio State Tied for 11th Place at Midway Point of NCAA Championships
May 21, 2014
TULSA, Okla. - The Ohio State women's golf team shares 11th place with Alabama halfway through the 2014 NCAA Championships. With two of four rounds in the books, Ohio State is 30-over (590; 299-291) and just six strokes back from the top-4 with 36 holes left to play.
Freshman Katja Pogacar paced the Buckeyes for the second straight day, firing an even-par 70 on Wednesday. She was steady throughout the day, shooting even par on both the Front and Back 9s on the strength of three birdies in the round. Pogacar is in the thick of things for a top-10 finish individually, sitting in a tie for 12th place entering the third round.
Senior Allison Harper was right behind Pogacar as the second-lowest scoring Buckeye once again. The Upper Arlington, Ohio native followed up her opening-round 74 with a 1-over 71 in the second stanza. She ripped off nine consecutive pars to start day before suffering a bogey on her 10th hole. Harper then got back on the par train and rode it out for the final eight holes with one birdie and one bogey. She ranks in the top-25 of the individual leaderboard, tied for 24th.
Freshman Jessica Porvasnik scored her second of subsequent 75s, earning a piece of 58th place at 150 (+10). She tripped a bit out of the gates with a double bogey on the first hole before righting the ship by going 3-over the rest of the way. Fellow freshman Zoe-Beth Brake matched Porvasnik with a 75 of her own. Overall, Brake sits at 16-over (81-75) and in a tie for 102nd place. Junior Claudia Lim is not far behind, standing at t-112 with tallies of 78 and 80 (+18).
Ohio State's first tee time is set for noon CT/1 p.m. ET on Thursday, pairing with Alabama and Michigan State.
1. Oklahoma - 288-287-575 (+15)
2. Duke - 293-285-578 (+18)
3. Arizona State - 293-287-580 (+20)
t-4. UCLA - 291-293-584 (+24)
t-4. USC - 293-291-584 (+24)
t-4. Arizona - 298-286-584 (+24)
7. Stanford - 300-286-586 (+26)
8. Mississippi State - 302-285-587 (+27)
t-9. Washington - 299-289-588 (+28)
t-9. Michigan State - 305-283-588 (+28)
t-11. Ohio State - 299-291-590 (+30)
t-11. Alabama - 305-285-590 (+30)
13. North Carolina State - 307-284-591 (+31)
14. Vanderbilt - 303-290-593 (+33)
15. Northwestern - 305-289-594 (+34)
t-16. Florida - 305-292-597 (+37)
t-16. Texas A&M - 305-292-597 (+37)
t-16. Tulane - 303-294-597 (+37)
19. Virginia - 303-295-598 (+38)
20. South Carolina - 301-299-400 (+40)
21. California - 296-305-601 (+41)
22. Iowa State - 306-298-604 (+44)
23. Kansas - 313-293-606 (+46)
24. Campbell - 305-303-608 (+48)
t-12. Katja Pogacar - 72-70-142 (+2)
t-24. Allison Harper - 74-71-145 (+5)
t-58. Jessica Porvasnik - 75-75-150 (+10)
t-102. Zoe-Beth Brake - 81-75-156 (+16)
t-112. Claudia Lim - 78-80-158 (+18)
Buckeyes Primed for NCAA Championships