Ohio State to Host Lady Buckeye Invitational
April 18, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 47-ranked Ohio State women's golf team will welcome 12 teams to the par 72, 6,268-yard Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University Golf Club in Columbus for the 33rd-annual Lady Buckeye Invitational this weekend.
The tournament will tee off with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday for the first 36 holes, while the final round is slated to begin at 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the 6-count-4 event.
The 2013 Lady Buckeye Invitational marks the 33rd edition of the tournament. Since its inception in 1975, Ohio State has won the tournament 14 times and tallied 12 medalists, the most of any school. Michigan State has captured the title four times, while Georgia, Indiana, Kent State and Kentucky have won twice.
Last season, the Buckeyes secured their 14th all-time victory on their home course with a 30-over 894, besting their competition by 16 strokes. Former Buckeye Rachel Rohanna clinched the individual title by an eight-stroke margin with a tournament-low 4-under 212 in three rounds.
Senior Amy Meier tied for fourth in last year's event with a 12-over 228, while Susana Benavides, playing as an individual, also finished within the top 10 after notching a 14-over 230 to tie for ninth.
IN A NUTSHELL
Ohio State has captured 11 Top 20 finishes as individuals this season. Meier leads the squad with two Top 5 finishes and a team-high five finishes in the Top 20. The Rochester Hills, Mich., native has placed first among the Buckeyes for the past five events.
The Buckeyes average 302.86 strokes per round with their team-low total score of 887 coming at Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational in the fall campaign. Against their competition for the Lady Buckeye Invitational, the Buckeyes are 4-7.
LAST TIME OUT - DALLAS CLUB ATHLETIC
Buckeye seniors Amy Meier and Susana Benavides tied for fourth place to lead Ohio State. Benavides posted a 3-over 75 in the third round en route to her best finish this season. Meier recorded two birdies in the final round to score a three-day total of 8-over 224. Her fourth place finish marks her second-consecutive appearance in the Top 5. Claudia Lim matched her season-low score of 224 to finish in a career-best eighth place.