Ohio State Earns Third-Best NCAA Finish in School History, Tying for 7th Place
Senior Allison Harper
May 23, 2014
TULSA, Okla. - The Ohio State women's golf team finished in a tie for seventh place at the 2014 NCAA Championships. It marks the Buckeyes third-best NCAA showing in school history and top effort since the 2005 Buckeyes shared sixth place.
Ohio State has now placed in the top-10 six times at the NCAA Championships all-time - all under the direction of head coach Therese Hession - five of which have occurred in the last 13 years.
A pair of Buckeyes in Allison Harper and Katja Pogacar grabbed shares of 16th on the individual leaderboard. Harper, the team's lone senior, picked an opportune time to fire her lowest collegiate round. She carded a 2-under 68 on the final day, powered by four birdies, to drop to plus-5 overall. Pogacar, a freshman whom paced the Buckeyes in each of the first three rounds, matched Harper's 5-over 285 ledger to also find a spot in the individual top-20.
Ohio State's t-7th place performance was truly a total team effort, however, as all five participants provided at least two scores to the team tally.
Freshman Jessica Porvasnik was the next highest finisher, wrapping up her national tournament at 14-over (294) and tied for 59th place. Fellow freshman Zoe-Beth Brake, like Porvasnik, was a three-time contributor to the team score as well. Brake improved as each day passed, registering subsequent rounds of 81-75-74-70 for an event total of 300 (+20). Junior Claudia Lim shot even par on the final day to climb a number of spots on the leaderboard. For the week, she carded a 24-over 304.
1. Duke - 293-285-278-274-1130 (+10)
2. USC - 293-291-278-270-1132 (+12)
3. UCLA - 291-293-283-278-1145 (+25)
4. Oklahoma - 288-287-291-281-1147 (+27)
5. Arizona State - 293-287-291-279-1150 (+30)
6. Mississippi State - 302-285-283-287-1157 (+37)
t-7. Ohio State - 299-291-288-280-1158 (+38)
t-7. Arizona - 298-286-287-287-1158 (+38)
9. Alabama - 305-285-289-282-1161 (+41)
t-10. Vanderbilt - 303-290-286-284-1163 (+43)
t-10. North Carolina State - 307-284-280-292-1163 (+43)
t-10. Texas A&M - 305-292-288-278-1163 (+43)
13. South Carolina - 301-299-283-281-1164 (+44)
14. Virginia - 303-295-288-279-1165 (+45)
t-15. Tulane - 303-294-278-291-1166 (+46)
t-15. Northwestern - 305-289-284-288-1166 (+46)
17. Washington - 299-289-293-286-1167 (+47)
t-18. Stanford - 300-286-294-289-1169 (+49)
t-18. Florida - 305-292-290-282-1169 (+49)
t-20. Michigan State - 305-283-302-288-1178 (+58)
t-20. Campbell - 305-303-289-281-1178 (+58)
22. California - 296-305-289-290-1180 (+60)
23. Iowa State - 306-298-292-290-1186 (+66)
24. Kansas - 313-293-303-292-1201 (+81)
t-16. Allison Harper - 74-71-72-68-285 (+5)
t-16. Katja Pogacar - 72-70-71-72-285 (+5)
t-59. Jessica Porvasnik - 75-75-71-73-294 (+14)
t-90. Zoe-Beth Brake - 81-75-74-70-300 (+20)
t-105. Claudia Lim - 78-80-76-70-304 (+24)
Buckeyes Primed for NCAA Championships