May 7, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 44 Ohio State women’s golf team is set to compete in the 54-hole NCAA West Regional May 9-11 in Palo Alto, Calif. Hosted by Stanford University, the 13th-seeded Buckeyes will play on the par 71, 6,267-yard Stanford Golf Course against 23 other squads with the chance to secure a spot in the national championship.
The tournament will consist of two waves of tee times each day. Ohio State will tee off Thursday from hole No. 1 at 12 p.m. PT and off hole 10 at
Name: NCAA West Regional
Course: Stanford Golf Course (par 71, 6,267 yards)
Field: 24 teams (Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings)
1. USC (1)
2. Arizona (5)
3. Vanderbilt (8)
4. Purdue (9)
5. Stanford (11)
6. Georgia (18)
7. Baylor (21)
8. Texas A&M (27)
9. Pepperdine (29)
10. LSU (28)
11. Denver (33)
12. South Carolina (34)
13. Ohio State (44)
14. Oregon (41)
15. UNLV (48)
16. California (50)
17. Florida State (40)
18. Miami (Fla.) (52)
19. San Jose State (56)
20. Harvard (80)
21. Kent State (72)
22. Northern Arizona (98)
23. North Dakota State (161)
25. LIU Brooklyn (213)
Laura Wearn (Furman)
Jennifer Coleman (Colorado)
Sammi Stevens (New Mexico)
A Ram Choi (Portland)
Luciane Lee (UC Irvine)
Michelle Park (UC Irvine)
Thursday, May 9 (7:30 a.m. /12 p.m. tee times)
Friday, May 10 (7:30 a.m./11:50 a.m. tee times)
Saturday, May 11 (7:30 a.m. /12 p.m. tee times)
KEEPING AN EYE ON THINGS
SURVIVE AND ADVANCE
Live scoring for the tournament will be available at Golfstat.com and tournament information can be found HERE. Daily recaps will be available at OhioStateBuckeyes.com and fans can keep up with the squad throughout the week on Twitter: @OhioState_WGOLF.
The top eight teams and two individuals from each of the three regional championships (East, West, Central) will advance to the national championship held May 21-24 at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga., and will be hosted by Georgia.
The East Regional will be played at the Auburn University Golf Club in Auburn, Ala., while the Central Regional will take place at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.
Representing Ohio State in Palo Alto are seniors Amy Meier and Susana Benavides, junior Allison Harper and sophomores Jan Chanpalangsri and Claudia Lim. The quintet has competed in all 11 events this season.
A LOOK AT THE FIELD
Of the 23 other teams in the West Regional, Ohio State has already faced top-seeded Southern California, Arizona, Purdue, Baylor, Texas A&M, LSU, Pepperdine, Denver, South Carolina, Oregon, UNLV, Florida State and Kent State and has tallied a 7-18 ledger against these squads.
HEAD COACH Therese Hession
Under head coach Therese Hession, Ohio State has appeared in 19-consecutive regionals and has moved on to the national tournament 13 times. Hession guided the team to a fourth place finish at the 2003 NCAA championships, the highest finish in the program’s history.
2012 NCAA REGIONALS/CHAMPIONSHIPS
In 2012, Ohio State hosted the NCAA Central Regional and advanced to the NCAA Championships after a sixth-place finish on the Scarlet Course. The Buckeyes finished in 22nd at the national tournament in Nashville. Former Buckeye Rachel Rohanna totaled a 5-over 293 over the four-day event to tie for 14th.
MEIER NAMED FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG TEN HONOREE
Senior Amy Meier earned First Team All-Big Ten honors April 30. The honor is the second first-team recognition for the captain from Rochester Hills, Mich. Meier, who checks in at No. 80 in Golfweek’s latest rankings, has posted a team-best 74.42 stroke average this season and has been Ohio State’s top finisher in all seven spring events this season, including three consecutive Top 5 finishes to close out the regular season. Meier was also awarded the team’s Sportsmanship Award.
LAST TIME OUT – 2013 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Scarlet and Gray finished the 2013 Big Ten Championships in seventh with a three-round total of 918 on the par 72, 6,099-yard Donald Ross Golf Course at the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Ind. Senior Amy Meier led the Buckeyes, tying for 12th place with a 9-over 225. Sophomore Jan Chanpalangsri and senior Susana Benavides tied for 20th with a 12-over 228.
IN A NUTSHELL
In 28 rounds of play this season, Ohio State has averaged a three-round score of 303.57 and has collected a 74-70-2 record against their opponents. The Buckeyes have carded 19 Top 20 individual finishes with half of those in the Top 10.