(Team photo and tournament information courtesy of Ohio State Athletics Department. Tournament scoring and statistics courtesy of Golfstat)
The team the Westbrook Invitational opening day (36 holes) off to a rollicking start yesterday. In Monday’s final round, they put together a well played and well managed round of 285 (-3). Their three round total of 860 (-4) bumped them up into 8th place.
In the final round, the Buckeyes were led by Lauren Peter and Adeena Shears with 70s (-2). They were followed by Aneka Seumanutafa with a 71 (-1), Yukie Sasaki 74 (+2) and Skylar Thompson 75 (+3).
Competing as an Individual, Alex Wright shot a 77 (+5).
For the tournament, Aneka had rounds of 70-68-71-209. Lauren shot 72-73-70-215, Adeena 77-72-70-219, Skylar 74-73-75-222, Yukie 73-75-74-222 and Alex 77-77-77-231.
For the event, Aneka finished T-9, Lauren T-26, Adeena T-50, Skylar and Yukie T-63 and Alex 86 in the 90 player field.
|Westbrook Spring Inv||Rd 1||Rd 2||Rd 3||Total||To Par|
|Alex Wright (I)||77||77||77||231||15|
|Team to Par||1||-2||-3||-4||-4|
Aneka began her round on the 7th hole with a par and ran up 3 birdies over the next eight holes to be -3 through nine holes. Her round crept up to -1 before closing out her final two holes with pars for a round of -1.
Aneka had 3 birdies. 13 pars and 2 bogeys. For the tournament, she was T-4th in birdies (16) and T–3 in par-5 scoring (4.58).
Yukie began her round on the 9th hole with a par.
Yukie had 2 birdies. 12 pars and 4 bogeys. Bogeys on #10 and #11 pushed her to +2 for the round. Birdies on #15 and # 1 got her level par, but two bogeys n the final seven holes got Yukie to the clubhouse at +2.
Lauren began her round on the 8th hole with a bogey.Through five holes she was +2 and things didn’t look that promising. However, 4 birdies in her closing 13 holes got Lauren to a round of -2 and co-medalist on the team.
Lauren had 4 birdies. 12 pars and 2 bogeys. Lauren’s 4 birdies were the most by a Buckeye in the final round.
Adeena started on the 9th hole with a par, then ran off seven more pars before birdieing the 17th hole.She played her closing nine holes in -1 (birdie on hole #1) for a round of -2 and about as clean a scorecard as you’l ever see.
Adeena had 2 birdies and 16 pars. Obviously, Adeena’s 16 pars were the most by a Buckeye in Monday’s round.
Skylar began her round on the 8th hole with a birdie, always a nice start. She was -1 through six holes and level par through nine holes. Despite a tough stretch of 4 bogeys in 6 holes, Skylar finished with a birdie for her round of +3.
Skylar had 3 birdies. 9 pars and 6 bogeys.
Alex began her round on hole #17. She was -2 through four holes before all hell broke loose. She played her next six holes in +7 before settling in to play her finishing holes in level par.
Alex had 3 birdies. 10 pars, 2 bogeys and 3 double bogeys.
Hole by Hole
Here is he hole by hole scoring for the Buckeyes.
We have statistics
Note: the scoring stats in the following two paragraphs are for team play only. Individual play stats are not included.
In the final round, Ohio State played the par 3’s to an average of 3.20 strokes, +4 to par. They played the par-4’s to 3.92, -4 to par and the par-5’s were played to 5.00, level par.
For the tournament, Ohio State played the par 3’s to an average of 3.22 strokes, +13 to par. They played the par-4’s to 3.98, -3 to par and the par-5’s were played to 4.95, -3 to par.
Ohio State’s 47 birdies were 5th most in the field.
Even though OSU’s opening round wasn’t that bad, they improved round over round scoring for the next two rounds. That’s getting familiar and confident with matching your game to the course.
They completed their third consecutive round, 54 holes, with no one in the team event scoring over a bogey. I’ll do the math – that’s 270 holes played without a double bogey or worse. They were the only team in the field to accomplish that.
Speaking of impressive, the Buckeyes averaged under par on the par-4s, finishing with a stroke average of 3.98. The par-4s comprise the majority of the course, so if you can play under par on these, you’re setting ourself up for some good scoring.
The Buckeyes head to Kaneohe, HI for the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational. The event is scheduled for March 10th – 11th. Very nice!