No. 8 Ohio State Women's Golf Prepares for Central District Invitational
Feb. 20, 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The eighth-ranked Ohio State women's golf team will travel to Parrish, Fla., to compete in the Central District Invitational Feb. 21-22. The event will be held at the par 72 River Wilderness Country Club (6.009 yards). The first round will begin Monday with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The second round will start following the completion of the first round. The final round is scheduled for a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Live scoring and complete results can be found at www.golfstat.com.
THE BUCKEYE LINEUP
A LOOK AT THE COMPETITION
Besides the eighth-ranked Buckeyes, Missouri is the highest ranked team to compete this weekend at No. 13. Louisiana State sits at No. 14, followed by No. 17 Texas, No. 20 Arkansas and No. 24 Southern Methodist.
BUCKEYES IN THE RANKINGS
WHITE, KNOWLTON PACE BUCKEYES
WHITE EARNS FIRST BIG TEN GOLFER OF THE WEEK AWARD
White, ranked 14th in the nation by Golfweek/Sagarin, posted rounds of 76-73-71 to finish with a final score of 220 (+7) at the event. She helped the Buckeyes to an eighth-place finish in their first tournament of the spring season.
The award is the fourth career for White, who last earned the honor in February of last year.
THE FALL ... IN BRIEF
HESSION INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME
Dana Dormann (San Jose State) and Renee Heiken Slone (Illinois) were also inducted into the NGCA Hall of Fame. Former Washington women's coach Edean Ihlanfeldt was the recipient of the Gladys Palmer Meritorious Service Award. Currently, there are 38 coaching members and 46 player members of the NGCA Hall of Fame.
Hession is in her 14th year at the helm of the Buckeye women's golf program. She has led the Buckeyes to six Big Ten championships and nine appearances in the national championships, including the last eight consecutive years. Hession, a five-time Big Ten coach of the year honoree, was the 1997 National Coach of the Year. In 2003, she led the Buckeyes to a school-best fourth-place finish at the NCAA championships.
KNOWLTON REPRESENTS CANADA
Knowlton tied for 50th place on the individual leaderboard that boasted 140 of the best amateur players from around the world. She posted a round of 78 on the final day.
2006 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS SET
The Scarlet Course has played host to tournaments such as the Rolex Fall Preview, Big Ten championships and past NCAA championships. The venue played host to the men's championships a record 10 times. In 1997, the Women's Championship was played in Columbus for a third time. The site also played host to the Women's 2000 East Regional and the 2002 Men's Golf NCAA Championships.
Golf Digest has rated the Ohio State Scarlet Golf Course among the best collegiate facilities in the country.
HESSION INKS 05-06 BUCKEYES
Connelly is a two-time POLO/AJGA Junior All-American and has won three Maryland High School state titles. As junior golfer, she has nine AJGA Top 5 finishes, including a first-place finish at the 2003 AJGA Taylor-Made Adidas at Bentwood event. Connelly, who tallied a 72.6 stroke average for her high school career, also has four PGA junior series wins and was named the 2001 PGA Junior Player of the Year. Additionally, she is a two-time Baltimore women's amateur champion and a two-time Maryland state junior girls champion.
Hauser is a three-time captain and most valuable player at Arrowhead High School. She is a four-time all-conference selection and a three-time all-state honoree. Hauser helped Arrowhead to a state championship in 2004 and was runner-up in the state tournament the past two years. Hauser also was named the 2004 Wisconsin Player of the Year.
Cassidy was a two-time GHSA all-state selection at Dalton High School. After taking her junior year off, Cassidy returned to the course and was a TSSA all-state selection as a senior while competing for Baylor School. She has recorded five AJGA Top 10 and one Top 5 finish. Cassidy has 37.26 nine-hole average and her lowest round in 18 holes of competition was a 66.