(Team photo and tournament information courtesy of Ohio State Athletics Dept, Tournament scoring and statistics courtesy of Golfstat.com. Other info courtesy of Wikipedia)
The Buckeyes wrapped up a week in Stillwater, OK for the NCAA Championships. Here is link to previous articles regarding tournament set up and results of first three rounds.
On to Monday play…
Jaclyn had a solid day in the limelight with a round of 74 (+2). Her four round total of 284 (-4) placed her in a tie for 5th with Florida State’s Morgane Metraux. The pair finished 4 strokes behind medalist Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest. The tie for 5th place marked the highest finish by an individual in program history (1).
Jaclyn got off to an ideal start by going birdie-birdie in her first two holes. She was -2 (round)/-8 (tournament) through seven holes. A bogey on #8 got her to the turn a -1/-7.
On her back nine, Jaclyn was even par through four holes (#13) and had yet to miss a fairway off the tee. At this point, the driving started to go a bit astray. She missed the fairway on the par-5 14th, but salvaged par, so no harm done. A pushed tee shot on the par-3 15th led to a bogey, getting her back to level par on the round. Jaclyn made a mistake on the tough par-4 17th hole and made a double bogey to put her at +3 for the round and -3 for the tournament. Jaclyn did finish in style with an up & down birdie 4 on the final hole to finish her round at +2 and the tournament at -4.
The 390 yard 17th hole has water running the entire length along the left side. The hole ranked as the toughest (to par) hole on the course for the week.
Below is Jaclyn’s scorecard for her four NCAA rounds.
You’ll notice on the above scorecard: a lot of red (good) and very little blue (also good).
A few notes
- Jaclyn had 18 birdies, ranking her 3rd in the field.
- She had 42 pars.
- In 72 holes, she had only 10 bogeys and 2 double bogeys. Not only did she make a lot of birdies, she was also reluctant to give back strokes to par.
- Jaclyn was 1 of 4 players who played four rounds that averaged under par for par 4s (3.95) and par 5s (4.75)
(1) Maybe, maybe not. In 1952, on Ohio State’s Scarlet Course, Mary Ann Villega won the Division of Girls and Women’s Sports (DGWS). So, in terms of an NCAA administered event, yes.