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Michigan State, Ohio State share Big Ten title

Ohio State's Jessica Porvasnik
Ohio State's Jessica Porvasnik ( Photo Courtesy of Ohio State Athletics )

Sunday, April 27, 2014

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For the second consecutive year, the Big Ten has co-champions. Ohio State and Michigan State tied at 31 over through 54 holes at the Dye Course at the French Lick (Ind.) Resort, and will share championship honors.

Ohio State, the No. 25 team in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, was led by freshmen Jessica Porvasnik and Zoe-Beth Brake, who finished first and second individually.

Outside of the two rookies, Ohio State did not place a golfer in the top 30. Porvasnik fired an even-par 216 to take medalist honors, making birdie 14 times throughout the event.

Michigan State took a more balanced approach – placing five golfers in a tie for ninth or better.

Allyssa Ferrell led the Spartans with an 8-over 224, which was good enough for fifth place.

The conference title is No. 30 Michigan State's third in the past four years.

No. 12 Northwestern took third at 41 over, Penn State finished in fourth at 48 over and Illinois rounded out the top five at 49 over. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.