Ohio State's Play Suspended At NCAA Women's Golf Championships
May 21, 2004
OPELIKA, Ala. - A two-and-a-half hour lightning delay and darkness late in the day forced the suspension of the 2004 NCAA Women's Golf Championships on Friday.
Ohio State remains on the course and is currently 3-over-par in seventh position.
Junior Kristen White stormed out of the gates early and is 4-under-par through nine holes. White, the 2003 Big Ten Player of the Year, began her round on No. 10 and eagled No. 12 and 14 with a birdie on 13 as well. A bogey at the 15th dropped her back to 4-under, where she is currently ninth at 1-under overall.
Allison Hanna is even-par through eight holes, while Lindsay Knowlton carded a 3-over 39 on her first nine.
Dana Je (+4) and Allyson Harvie (+7) are through 10 and 11 holes, respectively. MORE>>>
The final round has been suspended until 8 a.m. (9 a.m. Eastern Time) Saturday.
After a tough day on the course Thursday, Purdue rallied on Friday to record one of its best round of the tournament, an 8-over 296.
The Boilermakers finished 22nd overall at 1,205 (307-294-308-296).
Senior Beth Hermes had an excellent round on the final day of her Boilermaker career, shooting an even-par 72. Hermes recorded birdies on the holes No. 3, 9, and 12 on Friday. For the tournament, Hermes led the Purdue team with a four round, 5-over par score of 293 (71-72-78-72), and is currently 21st, pending the outcome of Saturday's action.
Onnarin Sattayabanphot turned in her best performance of the week during Friday's round, carding a 1-over 73. The sophomore found herself in a little trouble early, recording consecutive bogeys on the first three holes. Sattayabanphot rallied, however, dropping birdies on holes No. 4, 11, and 15 to finish at 299 (74-75-77-73). MORE>>>
Michigan State wrapped up its NCAA championship run Friday, shooting a 17-over 305 in the final round. The Spartans finished 24th in the competition with a 72-hole total of 1,215 (302-310-298-305).
The Green and White were led in scoring Friday by senior Ann Marie Kersten, as she went into the clubhouse with a 3-over 75. Classmate Allison Fouch, who stood in seventh place individually heading into today's round, recorded a 4-over 76. The first nine holes were up-and-down for the Michigan native. Fouch holed birdies on No. 3 and 4, before being slowed by a triple bogey on No. 5. She recovered with another birdie on the sixth hole, but followed it with three straight bogeys to finish 3-over par on the front nine. Fouch is currently 18th, pending the outcome of Saturday's action. MORE>>>