March 16, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - No. 15 Purdue remains in second place at the Insperity Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate in Augusta, Ga., but by firing a 291 on Saturday, has cut No. 9 Vanderbilt's lead to three strokes with one round remaining. The Boilermakers have a two-round total of 586. Vanderbilt opened with a 290, shot a 293 in the second round and are in first place with a 583. No. 26 Notre Dame shot the low team score of the day with a 290 and is in third place at 593.
Playing on her home course, Augusta State's Natalie Wille (70-72=142, -2) has the individual lead and is one of just two golfers with a total below par. Vanderbilt's Jenny Hahn (70-73=143, -1) is in second place.
The tournament is being held at the Forest Hills Golf Club which is set up as a par-72, 6,214-yard course for the event. The Boilermakers are playing in the tournament for the third time and Purdue senior Paula Reto is the defending individual medalist.
All six Purdue golfers are in the top 50, with the five golfers comprising the team in the top-45. Reto tied her season low with a 69 to move into a tie for 16th. Reto shot an 80 yesterday, but rebounded nicely in round two for a total of 149. Her round of 69 included two eagles, one on hole No. 6 and one on No. 9, both par 5s.
Redshirt senior Kishi Sinha is tied for fourth place after recording a one-under par 71 on Saturday. She leads the field with an average score on par 4 holes of 3.90. Sinha shot a 74 to open play for a total of 145. She also has the distinction of recording the most pars thus far in the tournament with pars on 28 of the 36 holes.
Laura Gonzalez-Escallon recorded Purdue's low round on Friday with a 71. She currently is sixth after carding a 76 for a total of 147. Freshman Margaux Vanmol boasts the low average on par 5s in the tournament, with an average score of 4.63. She is tied for seventh with a two-round total of 148. She shot a 75 on Saturday after recording a 73 in the first round.
Sophomore Aurora Kan is in 41st place with a total of 156. The Chichester, Pa., native shot a 79 in the second round after carding a 77 on Friday. Freshman Brooke Beegle is playing as an individual and is tied for 50th. She improved by eight strokes Saturday with a 75, for a combined score of 158.
The third and final round will begin with a 9 a.m. ET shotgun start Sunday, with the Boilermakers paired with Vanderbilt and Notre Dame.
Live scoring is available at golfstatresults.com and a recap with final results will be posted at purduesports.com.