2014 NCAA Women's Golf Championships Information Guide
May 19, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 18/22 Ohio State women's golf team will be one of 24 teams competing for the 2014 NCAA Women's Golf Championship this week (May 20-23) in Tulsa, Okla., at the Tulsa Country Club (6,194 yards, Par 70). It marks Ohio State's 19th trip to the NCAA Championships all-time and 14th under the tutelage of head coach Therese Hession.
In addition to the team title race which includes 19 of Golfstat's top-25 teams (18 top-25 teams according to Golfweek/Sagarin), 126 student-athletes will be battling for the individual crown.
Live streaming of Rounds 3 and 4 (holes 16, 17 and 18) will be made available on NCAA.com and will be produced by Webstream Productions.
Ohio State tees it up at 8:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. CT on Tuesday (May 20), paired with Michigan State and Stanford. The Buckeyes get it started in the afternoon session on Day Two (May 21), teeing off at 12:50 p.m. ET/11:50 a.m. CT alongside the Spartans and The Cardinal once again. Tee times for Rounds 3 & 4 will be determined by the team standings following Wednesday's play.
WELCOME BACK, BUCKEYES
POTENTIALLY HISTORIC NUMBERS
In addition, the team's 54-hole tally of 838 earlier this year at the Westbrook Spring Invitational is the best in school history; shattering the previous mark by 18 shots (856 at the 2005 NCAA East Regional). Freshman Jesssica Porvasnik fired a 65 in the opening round to break an 11-year OSU record for lowest round score. She then came back in round number two and carded a 67 as the team totaled 278, tied for the best team round all-time (2001 Mason Rudolph Championships).
BUCKEYE-LADEN POSTSEASON AWARDS FROM BIG TEN
Zoe-Beth Brake joins fellow freshman, Porvasnik, on the All-Big Ten First Team while Katja Pogacar, also a freshman, was voted to the All-Big Ten Second Team. In addition, junior Claudia Lim picked up B1G Sportsmanship Award laurels.
Porvasnik becomes the sixth different Buckeye to seize conference player of the year recognition, and first since Kristen White won her second yearly accolade in 2005. Porvasnik also marks the eighth Buckeye to be chosen as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year. The native Ohioan started collecting B1G hardware at the conference tournament, capturing Big Ten medalist honors (third freshman in B1G history to do so) and the Mary Fossum Award (lowest stroke average relative to par in the Big Ten).
Jessica Porvasnik QUALIFIES FOR THE U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN
Porvasnik will be one of 156 golfers vying for the 2014 U.S. Women's Open trophy the weekend of June 19-22. The field will be whittled down from an all-time record 1,702 entries accepted, crushing the previous record of 1,420 set last year.
Freshman Jessica Porvasnik recorded a hole-in-one earlier this season, utilizing an 8-iron to ace a 163-yard par-3 at the Westbrook Spring Invitational.