Buckeyes Exceling in Summer Tournaments
July 1, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio- Current, incoming and former members of the Ohio State women's golf team are continuing to excel this summer.
Former Buckeyes Amy Meier and Rachel Rohannacompeted in last week's U.S. Women's Open. The tournament was the first major for Meier, who graduated this past May. The Rochester Hills, Mich., product made the cut after finishing the first two rounds with a 2-over 146. Meier went on to finish tied for 57th, totaling 10 birdies on the week.
"Playing in this tournament was just awesome," Meier said. "My goal was to play the best I could and see what happened. Making the cut and putting me in contention was a surreal feeling. Even though I might not have finished how I wanted, I proved to myself that I belong out there and I can't wait until next year."
It was the second career appearance for Rohanna and the first as a professional. The 2012 graduate from Waynesburg, Pa., missed the cut by a stroke, finishing with a two-day total of 151.
Ohio State's In Hong Lim('11) captured her first tournament win as a professional, taking the trophy at the 2013 Michigan Open. After finishing tied for first with a 4-under 212, the state championship came down to the wire as Lim made a birdie on the first hole of sudden-death Wednesday to take the title.
"It is great to have this first win under my belt," Lim said. "It has given me motivation to work harder and the confidence to move toward my bigger goals. Thank you to everyone who has supported me, especially Buckeye nation!"
Incoming freshman Jessica Porvasnik earned runner-up accolades at the 2013 Ohio Amateur Championship in Hudson, Ohio, June 24-27. The Hinckley, Ohio, product finished the match play tournament 4-1, falling 3&2 in the championship match to Kent State's Natalie Goodson.
Current Buckeye Sheridan Balyeat also reached the match play portion of the Ohio Am with a qualifying score of 82. The Lima, Ohio, native dropped a 4&3 decision to Porvasnik in the first round of the championship flight.
Porvasnik and current Buckeye Zoe-Beth Brakealso competed at the Women's Western Golf Association's National Amateur Championship in Dayton June 17-21. Porvasnik and Brake both advanced to the Championship Flight of the tournament. Porvasnik reached the quarterfinals before falling 4&3, while Brake dropped a 3&2 match in the Round of 64.
Brake, of Whakatane, New Zealand, finished tied for 13th at the 2013 Women's Porter Cup in Niagara Falls June 12-14. She totaled a 149 in the tournament.
Incoming freshman Ileen Domela of the Netherlands had a successful run at the 2013 British Ladies Amateur, reaching the match play portion of the tournament after a two-round total of 148.