STATE COLLEGE, Pa. –The Ohio women's golf team opened play at the 2019 Nittany Lion Invitational hosted by Penn State at the 6,322 yard Penn State Blue Course. The Bobcats finished the day in 12th place after shooting an opening round of 320 before finishing Saturday with a 312 to wrap up day one with an overall score of 632 (+56).
Penn sits in first place after day one with an overall score of 540 (+4).
Leading Ohio is sophomore Catherine Loftus (Roswell, Ga.) who finished the day tied for 15th place. Loftus opened the tournament with a 77., before coming back and firing off a 71, giving her a first day total of 148 (+4).
Fellow sophomore Alicia Porvasnik (Hinckley, Ohio) is next, finishing tied for 58th place after opening the day with a 79 and finishing Saturday with an 82. Overall, Porvasnik recorded a two-round total of 161 (+17). Next, freshman Avery Ovens (Wiloughby Hills, Ohio) opened the day with an 82 before recording a 79, giving her a two-round total of 161 (+17), also tying her in 58th place.
Next, junior Ashley Flynn (Dublin, Ohio) opened the tournament with an 82 and finished the day with an 80, giving her a two-round score of 162 (+18), tying her for 64th place.
Finally, freshman Maria Howard (Dublin, Ohio) finished in 72nd place. Howard opened the day with an 88 before finishing with a second-round score of 83, giving her a day-one score of 171 (+27).
Up next, the Bobcats wrap up the 2019 Nittany Lion Invitational on Sunday, Sept. 22 with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.