No. 22 Ohio State Women's Golf Vies for Fifth Big Ten Title
April 26, 2006
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 22 Ohio State women's golf team travels to Bloomington, Ind., for the 2006 Big Ten Women's Golf Championships, April 28-30. The event will be held at the par-72, 6,142-yard IU Championship Golf Course.
The 72-hole tournament will consist of the first and second rounds Friday, followed by the third round Saturday. The final 18-holes will be contested Sunday. Directions to the course and live results can be found at golfstat.com, while recaps and complete results can be found on ohiostatebuckeyes.com. Admission to the event is free.
A Look at The Field
Ohio State has competed against nine of the Big Ten squads this season. The Buckeyes have won 11 of the 16 match ups. Iowa is the only team Ohio State has not competed against.
Going For Five
"I really think we're going to be a contender," Therese Hession, who has coached the Buckeyes to seven conference titles in 15 years, said. "I have no doubt about it. Even with as many new players that might make the lineup, the championship isn't until the end of April and we'll have a lot of time to work and develop their games. I think the tournament will be an interesting shootout and I'm interested in getting out and playing with them (the league) to see how we stack up."
Ohio State Hosts 2006 NCAAs
Each round will cost $10, while an all-session pass is available for $20. Practice rounds will have no charge. A complete schedule is available at ohiostatebuckeyes.com. For tickets please visit hangonsloopy.com or call 1-800-GO-BUCKS.
Noting The Buckeyes
Carling Coffing has competed in all 26 rounds the Buckeyes have played this season ... she has an average of 76.4 ... Coffing's low score of 71 and her best finish (T11th) came Oct. 8 at the Lady Tar Heel.
Stephanie Connelly missed only one tournament for the Buckeyes this season ... has the second-lowest average on the team (75.7) ... recorded a 71 at the Central District Invitational (Feb. 20), her lowest score this season ... at the Northrop Grumman, Feb. 13-15, Connelly tied for eighth, her best finish this season.
Brittany Adams played 20 rounds during the regular season ... has an average of 77.3 ... best round (73) came at the Lady Buckeye Invitational, April 22 ... tied for 22nd at the Peg Barnard Collegiate, April 8-9, for her best showing this year.
Gemma Webster has notched 18 rounds of play ... her current average is 77.6 ... recorded a 71 in her opening round as a Buckeye at the Dick McGuire Invitational, Sept. 26 ... finished the Central District Invitational (Feb. 20-21) tied for 20th, her best finish this season.
Jennifer Selfinger played in six rounds for the Buckeyes this season ... at the Lady Buckeye Invitational, competing as an individual, Selfinger had her best finish this season, tying for seventh ... she also had her best round (70) during the event.
The Buckeyes swept the top three individual awards at the tournament, as well. Kristen White earned medalist honors with a score of 222. Lindsay Knowlton was three strokes behind for second-place. Jennifer Selfinger followed in third with 226.
Fifth-Place Finish at Lady Buckeye
Carling Coffing had the best finish for the Buckeyes. She shot 221 to tie for 13th. Dana Je had the lowest round for the Buckeyes. She notched a 1-under-par (71) during the third round. Brittany Adams tied her lowest round this season with a 73 in round one.
Jennifer Selfinger, who competed as an individual for the Ohio State Gray squad, was the lowest Buckeye competitor. She tied for seventh after recording a three-round total of 219.
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A Look at the Stats
Jennifer Cassidy shot a 69 at the Dick McGuire Invitational, the lowest individual round recorded by a Buckeye thus far. Je has finished highest on the leaderboard, tying for fifth at the Peg Barnard Collegiate April 9. She also has the lowest scoring average (75.7) on the team.
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Buckeyes Take Fourth at Peg Barnard
Dana Je and Brittany Adams each tied their lowest score. Their finish was each woman's highest at a tournament this season. Je shot 71 in round one to contribute to her tie for fifth place (146). Adams closed out the tournament with a low-round score of 74, finishing tied for 16th.
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Stephanie Connelly shot the Buckeyes' lowest round of the tournament (72). She recorded 226, only five strokes behind the tournament medalist. She tied for 12th.
Eighth-Place Finish at Cal Invite
Dana Je had the best individual showing for the Ohio State squad. She recorded 222 to finish the tournament tied for 17th. Ohio State finished ahead of both No. 25 Washington and No. 16 Stanford.
OSU Second at Central District
Stephanie Connelly and Dana Je tied for 11th with 226 strokes to take top honors for the Scarlet and Gray. Gemma Webster and Carling Coffing joined Connelly and Je among the Top 25 individuals, tying for 20th and 24th, respectively.
Stephanie Connelly shot 72 (+1), the lowest round recorded for the Buckeyes at the tournament, during the final two rounds of competition. She finished the tournament with a score of 224 (80-72-72=224) to lead the team with a tie for eighth place. Dana Je followed Connelly in the standings, finishing tied for 26th with a 230 (75-77-78=230).
Freshman Stephanie Connelly was the top finisher for the Scarlet and Gray, finishing the event tied for 18th. Connelly shot the team's lowest round of the tournament, 74 (+3), on the second day. She had or tied the lowest score of the team every round of competition (77-74-75=226).
The Lady Tar Heel
Finishing 7th of the 17 teams, the Buckeyes shot a total of 905. Carling Coffing was the highest finisher for the Buckeyes. She tied for the No. 11 spot (221). Coffing also had the best round of the tournament for OSU, recording a 71 (-1) in the second round of the event.
Season Opener in New Mexico
Ohio State tied for the tournament's low round, with a 287 in the opening round. Pepperdine, the tournament champion, tied the 287 in the final day of the event.
Jennifer Cassidy, a freshman from Dalton, Ga., led the Buckeyes throughout the competition. She recorded Ohio State's lowest round (69) on the opening day of play. She finished the event tied for sixth, after shooting 2-under par (217).
The Buckeyes also will benefit from a new practice facility. Current plans indicate more than 22 shots can be practiced on the new pitching area.
"It will be fantastic because the team can really work on their short game," Hession said. "I'm a big believer in that part of the game."
A New Assistant
In her first season with the Scarlet and Gray, Langhals was named the 2004 Big Ten Freshman of the Year after claiming the Purdue Spring Invitational. As a senior, Langhals was instrumental to winning the 1997 Big Ten Championships, walking away with medalist honors. She was named Ohio State's Female Athlete of the Year following the season.
Langhals was a member of the LPGA tour in 2001 and 2002 and competed in two U.S. Women's Open championships in 2001 and 2004.