May 8, 1997

Boilers in 11th after NCAA First Round

NORMAL, Ill. - The Purdue women's golf team performed well in the first round of the 1997 NCAA Women's Golf East Regional. After 18 holes, the Boilers find themselves in a tie for 11th with Louisian State. Tennessee is in front with a 305, closely trailed by Furman at 308. Ohio State and Campbell are tied at third with a 311. Purdue totaled a 321.

Freshman Stacy Orschell led the Boilers on their loop. The rookie shot a 79 and is tied for 35th. Sophomore Angie Blythe, an All-Big Ten selection, and junior Heather Hasselberg, are both tied for 40th with scores of 80. Sophomore Johanna Gollings is tied for 59th with an 82, while junior All-Big Ten honoree Colleen Cashman is tied for 75th with an 83.

Two rounds remain in this tournament being hosted Illinois State. The second round will be played tomorrow and the final round will be played Saturday.

This is the first time in the 20-year history of the Purdue women's golf program that the Boilers have been selected to compete in an NCAA Regional. Qualifiers from the East Regional will meet qualifiers from the West Regional in the NCAA Championships at Ohio State. Only 19 teams were selected to compete in this prestigious event.