Oct. 24, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's golf team will conclude its 2013 fall campaign this weekend, Oct. 25-27, traveling to Wilmington, N.C, for the 12th annual Landfall Tradition. The three-day, 18-hole tournament will be played on par 72, 6,997-yard Pete Dye Course at the Country Club of Landfall.
A competitive field of 18 teams is scheduled to attend with 14 ranked in the top 50 according to Golfweek. A total of nine teams enter the weekend in the top 25, including last year's tournament champion Oklahoma State. Representing the Big Ten will be Michigan State, Purdue and Ohio State.
Live scoring will be available on GolfStat. Daily summaries following each day will be provided at OhioStateBuckeyes.com with updates also posted on @OhioState_WGOLF and Facebook.
Name: 2013 Landfall Tradition
Course: Pete Dye Course at the Country Club of Landfall
Yardage: 6,997 yards - par 72
Field: (18 Teams - Top 50 Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings)
Iowa State (13)
Michigan State (27)
North Carolina (21)
North Carolina State (17)
Notre Dame (49)
Ohio State (28)
Oklahoma State (6)
South Carolina (16)
Wake Forest (35)
SCHEDULE OF PLAY:
Friday, Oct. 25 - Tee Times beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26 - Tee Times beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 27 - Shotgun Start at 8:45 a.m.
THE BUCKEYE LINEUP
Ohio State will be represented by five players competing for the team score and one competing as an individual.
Juniors Jan Chanpalangsri and Claudia Lim each competed in last year's tournament and have both competed in all three tournaments so far this season. Freshmen trio Jessica Porvasnik, Ileen Domela and Katja Pogacar will round out the team competitors. Porvasnik and Pogacar lead the squad statistically, having a 73.77 and 74.55 stroke average, respectively.
Junior Sheridan Balyeat will compete as an individual for the Buckeyes, making her first appearance this season.
LAST TIME ON THE LINKS
The Ohio State women's golf team wrapped up the first annual Diane Thomason Invitational Sunday, Oct. 13, posting 47-over 911 over three rounds (305-301-305) to take fourth overall. The Invitational was played on par 72, 6,212-yard Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City, Iowa.
Leading the way for the Buckeyes were freshmen Jessica Porvasnik and Katja Pogacar. Both placed in the top 10, posting 8-over 224 for third and 10-over 226 for sixth, respectively. Junior Jan Chanpalangsri came in tied for 11th overall.
ABOUT THE LANDFALL TRADITION
The Landfall tradition began in 2002, and since has hosted teams from 62 universities on the Pete Dye Course. Since its inception, the tournament has raised a quarter of a million dollars for the UNCW golf programs. The tradition has earned an outstanding national reputation as one of the finest women's collegiate golf tournaments with many returning teams year-after-year and with others hoping for an invitation.
The Buckeyes closed out the 2012 Landfall tradition placing 16th after only one round of completion because of inclement weather. In the first round, Ohio State carded a 23-over 311 and Claudia Lim led the Buckeyes in scoring, tying for 23rd overall with a 2-over 74.
The weather will be beautiful in Wilmington for the three-day tournament. There is no chance of rain each day and temperatures in the lower 60s Friday and Saturday, and upper 60s on Sunday.
The Buckeyes return to the links in February, hosting their annual Alumni Match, Feb. 2. The spring season officially kicks of Feb. 9-11 as Ohio State will once again host the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. The 19th-annual tournament will be held on the Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes, Calif.