OSU women share second in Big Ten golf
Ohio State's Niki Schroeder is tied for fourth at even-par 72 and the Buckeyes are tied for second place after the opening round of the Big Ten women's golf championships Friday at TPC River’s Bend in Maineville.
Illinois leads after a 3-over-par 291, followed by Ohio State and Indiana at 6-over 294.
Ohio State freshman Aneka Seumanutufa is tied with freshman Lauren Peter for seventh after a 73.
Melati Putri of Purdue, Kornkamol Sukaree of Illinois and Kari Bellville of Indiana share the individual lead at 71.
Jesse Tyndall finished first and Alec Yoder second for Ohio State in the floor exercise in qualifying for the NCAA championships in Champaign, Illinois.
Tyndall and Yoder advanced to Saturday's finals. Ohio State failed to qualify by finishing fifth; the top three teams reached the finals.
Yoder also advanced in the pommel horse by finishing third.
Daniel Wetterich shot a 2-under 69 for the lead and Ohio State fired an 11-over 295 for second place after the rain-soaked first round of the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate at the Ohio State Scarlet Course.
OSU's Caleb Ramirez shot 74 to share ninth place and Will Voetsch had a 75 for a share of 14th. Laken Hinton (77) and Will Grimmer (78) rounded out the top five for the Buckeyes, who trail leader Michigan State by one stroke. Penn State is third at 301.
JJ Wolf won at No. 1 singles and teamed with Martin Joyce for a doubles victory as No. 1-ranked Ohio State (25-2, 10-0) routed visiting Purdue 7-0 to clinch at least a share of its 14th consecutive Big Ten regular-season championship.
Wolf beat Athell Bennett 6-1, 6-2 and joined Joyce for a 6-2 win over Bennett and Stephan Koenigsfest.
Alex Kobelt and Kyle Seelig also had singles and doubles win for the Buckeyes, who can clinch the outright title with a win over Indiana on Sunday.
Purdue dropped to 9-12, 3-7.