AUGUSTA, Ga. - The Purdue women’s golf team is tied for the team lead after 36 holes at the 3M Augusta Invitational, hosted at the Forest Hills Golf Club on Saturday. The Boilermakers shot eight-over par, 296, Saturday and are eight-over for the tournament, tied with Tennessee for the top spot in the team standings.
The Boilermakers took over the team lead early as Daytona State faltered while Purdue shot two-under over the first six holes, with four different Boilermakers making birdies. Tennessee kept pace with the Boilermakers through the round and remain tied in the team standings for the second straight day.
Senior August Kim carded the Boilermakers’ top score of the second round, shooting one-under, 71, with a quartet of birdies on the day, while sophomore Covadonga SanJuan is the No. 2 Boilermaker on the board with a round of one-over, 73. Freshman Micaela Farah was solid through most of the round, but struggled at the turn and finished four-over, 76, Saturday, while junior Marta Martin matched her on the scorecards for the fourth and final team score.
Purdue was solid down the stretch, making just two bogeys in the last four holes as a team, while sinking 14 pars. Kim is tied for third in the individual standings, sitting two-under for the tournament, while Farah is tied for ninth at two-over par and SanJuan is tied for 13th at three-over par.
Augusta’s Jessica Haigwood took over the individual lead with a round of six-under, 66, and has a one-stroke lead on Daytona State’s Jiwon Jeon, who shot one-over, 73, and is six-under for the tournament. Memphis trails Purdue and Tennessee by four strokes at 12-over, while Augusta and Tennessee State are tied for fourth with Dayton State at 19-over.
The final round is set for tomorrow as the Boilermakers are scheduled to play with the Volunteers and Memphis over the last 18 holes.