Buckeyes Capture Big Ten Title

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Courtesy of ohiostatebuckeyes.com
 
College CentralCOLUMBUS, Ohio -- The third-ranked Ohio State women's golf team shot 293 Sunday in the final round of the 2004 Big Ten Championships to claim its third-consecutive conference crown. The Buckeyes finished with a score of 1,999, 17 strokes ahead of second-place Indiana (1,216). The event was held at the par 72 Ohio State University Scarlet Course (6,201 yards).
 
Ohio State's three -consecutive championships tied a conference record also held by OSU. The Buckeyes won three titles from 1983-85.
 
Buckeye senior Allison Hanna (Portland, Ore./David Douglas) finished second on the individual leaderboard with a score of 292. Hanna fired a round of 73 (+1) on her final day of competition on the Scarlet Course. Her second-place finish marks the sixth time this season she has place in the Top 5.
 
Junior Kristen White (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) finished the final round with a 73 to move from fifth to third place on the final day. White totaled a mark of 296 for the tournament.
 
Ohio State sophomores Allyson Harvie (Grass Valley, Calif./Bear River) tied for 17th with a score of 310 and Jennifer Selfinger (So., Columbus, Ohio/Groveport Madison) tied for 21st with a mark of 314. Freshman Dana Je (Orlando, Fla./Montverde Academy) tied for 36th with a score of 321.

Junior Lindsay Knowlton (Toronto, Ontario/Havergal College) posted a final-round mark of 74. Because she was disqualified for the third round (club violation), she finished 66th individually.
 
Indiana's Danah Ford claimed first-place medalist honors with a score of 287 and set a record for the lowest 72-hole score in the Big Ten championships. Emily Bastel of Michigan State set the previous record with her mark of 288 in the 2000 event.
 
The Buckeyes have earned the Big Ten Conference's automatic bid to compete in the 2004 NCAA Regional, scheduled for May 6-8. Teams along with locations to the East, Central and West regionals will be announced Monday.
 

TEAM STANDINGS      RD1   RD2   RD3   RD4   TOTAL
1. OHIO STATE 301 299 306 293 1,199
2. Indiana 308 297 299 312 1,216
3. Michigan State 304 317 307 299 1,227
4. Purdue 305 310 303 313 1,231
5. Michigan 312 305 308 318 1,243
5. Wisconsin 306 305 315 317 1,243
7. Northwestern 313 305 316 314 1,248
8. Iowa 311 312 313 317 1,253
9. Penn State 313 319 316 318 1,266
9. Illinois 312 313 318 323 1,266
11. Minnesota 327 317 327 317 1,288
 
LEADERBOARD RD1 RD2 RD3 RD4 TOTAL
1. Danah Ford, Indiana 74 72 70 71 287
2. Allison Hanna, Ohio State 72 73 74 73 292
3. Kristen White, Ohio State 76 76 71 73 296