Coaches Therese Hession and Lisa Strom and the Ohio State women’s golf team have spent the last few days in Tulsa, OK of all places. Since that is where the NCAA is holding the D-I Women’s Golf Championship, that’s a good thing. Again, we’ll be bouncing back and forth to the Ohio State athletic department web site to fill you in on the specifics.
In the 24 team field, the Buckeyes put themselves in a position to hang around for another top-10 finish in these championships. At the end of the first round, they stood tied for 8th (T-8) place, slipped a bit to T-11 after 2 rounds and were at T-10 after 3 rounds. Pretty good, consistent golf over three days of play at Tulsa Country Club. Those were three pretty good rounds, but not nearly as good as their 4th round.… [Read More]
We’ll be scooting back & forth to the Ohio State athletics web site for the gory detail, but I do want to get a couple items covered before the Buckeyes complete their NCAA event this week.
First, Coach Therese Hession was named Big Ten Coach of the Year. This is a very nice honor. And, Coach Hession has done this before; this is her 7th COTY award in her 23 seasons as head coach. Think about that for a second. For every third year (or so), Therese has been recognized as the best at what she does. That’s pretty impressive.
In previous articles on the OSU women’s golf team, I’ve mentioned how loaded they are with talent in underclassmen, particularly freshmen. Other folks must have noticed as well, and have done something about it.
The Ohio State Women’s Golf Team played in the Stillwater, OK Regional with the intent to qualify (as one of the top eight team) to advance to the NCAA Championships May 20-23, in Tulsa. OK. Well, qualify they did, finishing in a tie for 5th place (Kansas) to advance to the Dance. I’m not sure that spending two weekends in May in Oklahoma is a real good time, but if you have to do it to qualify for the NCAA Championships, I guess it’s OK.
You can catch the gory detail on the link; basically the Buckeyes had “not too bad” 1st and 3rd rounds, but they truly made their mark in Friday’s 2nd round. In LPGA/PGA lingo, Saturday (the day before the final round) is known as “moving day”, where a golfer needs to go low (in relation to par) to set herself/himself up for a good … [Read More]
The Ohio State Men’s Golf team was selected this morning to participate in the 2014 Super Regionals. Coach Darr will take the Buckeyes to The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, MO. From The Golf Channel, here is Ohio State’s Region:
The Club at Old Hawthorne, in Columbia, Mo.:
Teams: Oklahoma State, Virginia, LSU, Arkansas, Arizona State, Iowa, San Diego State, Missouri, Iowa State, Middle Tennessee State, Ohio State, Denver, Loyola (Md.), Bryant
Individuals: Pep Angles (Central Arkansas); Matt Mabrey (Tulsa); Logan McCracken (Tulsa); Daniel Wood (Kansas State); Alex Taylor (Fairfield)
There were 78 teams assigned to 6 Regions, as well as select individuals invited whose teams were not. The Regionals will be played from May 15-17. The low 5 teams from each Region and low individual from the non-qualifying teams will be invited to the NCAA Championship.
Congratulations to the Buckeyes for their selection. Fairways and … [Read More]
Coaches Donnie Darr and Ryan Potter led the Ohio State Men’s Golf team to French Lick, IN this weekend for the Big Ten Championship Tournament. The Ohio State Men’s Golf team placed 6th in the event. The team put themselves in good position after their 2nd round 294, the best score of any competitor for the first two rounds. However, they couldn’t build on that in their 3rd round and slipped a spot to 5th place going into the event’s final round.
The host course is French Lick Resort, a par 72, 7,152 yard challenge. The Buckeyes were in contention through the first three rounds, with a team aggregate score of +45 (45 over par), putting them in 5th place. They were two strokes out of 4th place and only 6 strokes out of 2nd place. However, despite an impressive final round of 297, they could not make up … [Read More]
Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekend Wonderings. I expect to see a good many ‘May flowers’ in western NY, since we’re getting quite a bit of ‘April showers’. Grab whatever beverage that you need and let’s proceed. Go ahead, I’ll wait…
We have a couple of things today. First up is a clever, to me, “cross-use” of an old technique to help address another issue. Remember/familiar with nicotine patches as a tool to wean smokers off cigarettes? Here’s a tweak to the idea to use the patch as a cancer drug delivery system.
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“.. investigators at (OSUCCC – James) hope soon to begin clinical testing of an adhesive medicated patch that releases an anticancer drug called fenretinide directly into precancerous oral lesions to help prevent malignancy. The patch is designed to hold the medication in place so that none of it spreads to the rest of the
As my wife mentions, often enough, if you want something done right, “let a woman do it”. So, Urban, Thad, please follow along. Coaches Therese Hession and Lisa Strom have their team on a roll and sit as co-champions the in B1G Women’s Golf Tourney. This comes a week after the team hosting, and winning the Lady Buckeye Invitational.
Freshman Jessica Porvasnik was a tournament medalist (lowest score) at an even par 216. The 2nd lowest score for the tournament came from OSU’s Zoe-Beth Brake. The freshman shot a 3-over 219.
You may have noticed a bit of commonality; the two top scorers are Buckeyes and they are Freshmen. Based on this season, other Big Ten teams need to have Jessica and Zoe-Beth get an itch to leave for the LPGA early, otherwise it will be a long three years for them.
I want to point out … [Read More]
When we last reported on the intrepid Ohio State men’s golf team, they were showing signs of life with several improved Spring performances and prepping for the Boilermaker Invitational. Well, the work paid off with the Buckeyes finishing in 5th place as a team and Boo Timko finished 4th in the individual medal play. Timko put together rounds of 76-66-71. The highlight was probably Frederick Hammer’s hole-in-one (4-iron, 220 yds) in the final round. Although Hammer finished t-47th (of 81 golfers) his ace buoyed his spirits, no doubt. I know it would mine..
A couple of thoughts. First, a 220 yard par-3 is an obscenely long par-3. I would need a lot more club than a 4-iron to reach it. Although there are long odds (5,000 – 1, low handicap amateur) there is a good bit of luck to get an ‘ace’, but it starts with … [Read More]