Final Results / Live Scoring & Stats
TUSCON, Ariz. - The 20th-ranked Purdue women's golf team used a balanced team effort to earn a tie for fifth place at the Wildcat Invitational on Tuesday, finishing at 22-over par, 294-294-298=886. Sophomore Micaela Farah had the Boilermakers' top score of the final round, shooting one-under 71, and finishing as 1-of-4 Purdue players between No. 20 and 30 in the individual standings.
Farah played solid over the first half of Tuesday's round, taking advantage of a pair of par 5's with birdies, and sitting at even par after nine holes. She was stellar down the stretch making five straight pars and then back-to-back birdies on No. 4 and No. 5, before finishing with a bogey. The round is her fourth of the season at par or better and third in the last four tournaments as she finished tied for 30th individually in the tournament.
Senior Marta Martin was steady Tuesday, making par on 13-of-18 holes and shooting three-over 75 for the day. She was the Boilermakers' top individual finisher for the tournament, tying for 22nd place at four-over par.
Juniors Covadonga SanJuan and Ida Ayu Indira Melati Putri and freshman Inez Wanamarta tied for the third and fourth team scores for the day, all shooting four-over 76. SanJuan was all highs and lows, making four birdies and an eagle, but shooting over par on eight holes as well, while Putri had a solid round working before finishing four over on her last four holes. Wanamarta didn't make many mistakes in her final round, but could only tally one birdie. Putri finished tied for 25th place, while Wanamarta finished tied for 30th.
No. 1 UCLA dominated the field, shooting 17-under par behind monster efforts from Lilia Vu and Mariel Galdiano. Vu took medalist honors at 14-under 202, while Galdoiano was three strokes back at 11-under 205. No. 21 Arizona and No. 7 Texas were second and third, respectively, finishing eight-under par and four-under par.
Purdue returns to action Friday, March 16, at the 3M Augusta Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.