May 10, 1997

Women's Golf Finishes Tied for 14th at NCAA's

NORMAL, Ill. - The Purdue women's golf team finished tied for 14th place at the NCAA Women's Golf East Regional in Normal, Ill., on Saturday. The Boilermakers shot a 325 in the final round on Saturday, giving them a three-round total of 971, tied with Alabama. Ohio State finished first with a 937.

Leading the way for Purdue, who were in eighth place after the second round, were juniors Colleen Cashman (All-Big Ten) and Heather Hasselberg and freshman Stacey Orschell, who all finished tied for 44th with a 243. There was an eight-way tie for 44th. Malin Tviet of Tennessee was the individual winner with a 226.

Purdue finished the first round tied for 11th place and advanced as high as eight going into the final round of play. The Boilers were ranked 42nd going into the Regional and finished ahead of No. 5 Duke by four strokes. This was the first time Purdue has been invited to play in an NCAA Regional.