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Buckeyes defend Scarlet Course for second consecutive Invitational title

The Ohio State women’s golf team won its second-consecutive Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational, one week before the Big Ten championship.
 

The two-day event, at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course, featured gusting winds and firm greens. The No. 21 ranked Buckeyes were able to hold off the competition and won by 14 strokes.
 

“It’s always nice to win, especially at home, and especially going into the Big Ten [tournament],” coach Therese Hession said. “It was nice to persevere since it was a tough weekend to play.”
 

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Freshman Rachel Rohanna led the team to victory finishing second, only one stroke behind Michigan State’s Laura Kueny.
 

“First of all, I didn’t even know I was one shot back,” Rohanna said. “I am just excited for our team. We just needed a win to get us ready for the Big Ten [tournament].”
 

Both Hession and Rohanna agree that the team still needs to work on its short game.
 

“I know I am putting better now, but going to different courses I have to get that pace down,” Rohanna said.
 

The Buckeyes beat 11 teams in the tournament, eight of which represented the Big Ten.
The team will play four rounds of golf at the Big Ten championship April 23-25 in Madison, Wis.

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