Ohio's Golf Magazine July 2009 : Page 11

OH O’s GOLF COLLEGE CENTRAL WGLF: Buckeye Transfer, Ohio Native Allie White Advances to U.S. Women’s Open Lancaster product, who will be a sophomore at Ohio State next season, among fi eld of 156 players at Saucon Valley, July 9-12 MGLF: Vaughn Snyder Qualifi es for 2009 U.S. Open Championship Snyder joins Tiger Woods and worlds best June 18- 21 at Bethpage in New York COLUMBUS, Ohio – Vaughn Snyder, who recently concluded his career with the Ohio State men’s golf team, qualifi ed for the 2009 U.S. Open Champion- ship Monday. The U.S. Open will be played at the Black Course at Bethpage State Park in Farming- dale, N.Y., June 18-21. Snyder, from Massillon, Ohio, grabbed one of the remaining available spots in the fi eld by advancing past sectional qualifying with a 36-hole total of 6-un- der 136 (67-69) at NCR Country Club in Dayton, Ohio. Snyder will be the only current or former Buck- eye in the fi eld and one of 12 amateurs competing. Snyder was a PING All-Midwest Region awardwin- ner and a Second Team All-Big Ten selection this season. He fi nished second on the team with 73.57 stroke average and played in all 37 rounds. Snyder led the Buckeyes with fi ve rounds in the 60’s and 10 rounds under par. He won two tournaments in the fall (Memphis Invitational and Turtle Bay Re- sort Intercollegiate) and recorded the lowest round of the season for Ohio State with a 5-under 66. OG Update – Vaughn failed to make the cut for the weekend. COLUMBUS, Ohio – Allie White, a Buckeye trans- fer from Lancaster, Ohio, has advanced past the sectional qualifying round to earn a spot in the 156-player fi eld at the 2009 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, held July 9-12 at Saucon Valley Country Club’s Old Course in Bethlehem, Pa. White, who will be a sophomore at Ohio State next season, carded a 78 during sectional qualifying on the Forest Creek Golf Club’s North Course, June 2 in Pinehurst, N.C. “We are very excited to add Allie to our roster for the upcoming season,” Ohio State head coach Therese Hession said. “She is a tremendous golfer who made quite an impact during her freshman year. We look forward to adding her talent to our team; she is a great addition both as a player and person.” During her freshman year at North Carolina, White earned a Golfweek All-America Honorable Mention selection after leading the Tar Heels with a 73.78 stroke average. She had eight Top 20 fi nishes, including three Top 10 placements, and totaled six rounds under par and three rounds in the 60’s. White played in 11 events and had all of her 32 rounds counted towards the team score. In postseason action, the Lancaster High School product placed ninth in the ACC Championship and led UNC in both rounds of NCAA action, tying for 15th at the East Regional and tying for 16th at the national championships. “I am thrilled to be a Buckeye,” White said. “I have cheered for Ohio State since I was little and am ex- cited to become a part of this team. Coach Hession has such enthusiasm for golf and the team is great to be around. I want to do my best and help build the program.” “Getting to the U.S. Open was one of my big goals, so I am very excited,” she added. “I want to go out and play well and have a lot of fun.” WWW.OHIOSGOLF.COM • JULY 2009 11 2 Courtesy of The Ohio State University.

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