Ohio State head women’s golf coach Therese Hession finalized the 2014-15 playing schedule this week. The Buckeyes are slated to compete in 10 regular season tournaments before getting postseason action started at the Big Ten Championships April 24-26.
Golfweek’s 2014 National Coach of the Year and her squad open up the ’14-15 campaign in Big Ten country, heading to the Chip-N-Club Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. (Sept. 8-9) before some East/West Match Play in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 20-22. Ohio State remains inside the B1G borders for its next tourney, returning to Chicago’s Windy City Collegiate (Oct. 6-7). The fall season then wraps up Oct. 24-26 with a trip south to Wilmington, N.C., for the Landfall Tradition.
After a Feb. 1 Alumni Match at a location to be determined, the spring semester’s competition schedule gets rolling with the first of two OSU-hosted events. Teams from across the land will trek to Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., to vie for the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge from Feb. 8-10 as Ohio State serves as tournament host.
Next up is the Westbrook Spring Invitational (Feb. 22-23) where Ohio State looks to defend its title. Last season, the Buckeyes marched into Peoria, Ariz., and posted a three-round total of 26-under 838 to crush the program's 54-hole record previously set in May 2005 by 18 strokes
. Another jaunt to Arizona is on the docket in March, sandwiched between two flights down to Florida. Ohio State’s next three tournaments are the Lady Gator Invitational (March 6-8, Gainesville, Fla.), Mountain View Collegiate (March 20-21, Tucson, Ariz.) and Web.com Collegiate (March 30-31, Jacksonville, Fla.). Ohio State puts a bow on the regular season Apr. 18-19 hosting the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational on the Scarlet Course. The Buckeyes will go in search of their 16th Big Ten title Apr. 24-26 in Indianapolis. NCAA Regional appearance number 26 will be on the line May 7-9 and the newly-formatted NCAA Championship, which now includess match play, is slated for May 22-27 in Bradenton, Fla.