AUGUSTA, Ga. - The Purdue women’s golf team picked up its second tournament title of the season Sunday, topping the field at the 3M Augusta Invitational, hosted by the Jaguars at Forest Hills Golf Club over the weekend. The Boilermakers shot six-over, 294, Sunday, led by final rounds of even-par from senior August Kim and sophomore Covadonga SanJuan.
The Boilermakers outlasted Tennessee on the team leaderboard, using late birdies from SanJuan and Kim to extend their advantage late and account for the bulk of the final four-stroke gap. Purdue finished 14-over par, 878, for the tournament, besting the Volunteers’ score of 18-over, 882, while the host Jaguars stormed back in the final round with a score of two-over, 290, to take third at 21-over, 885.
Kim finished third on the individual leaderboard, shooting two-under, 214, over 54 holes, making three birdies on the final day, including the crucial one on the 177-yard, par-3 16th hole. SanJuan was two-over after 11 holes Sunday, but was clutch down the stretch with birdies on No. 15 and 16, and then three more pars to finish tied for fifth overall at three-over, 219. Junior Linn Andersson had her second-best round of the tournament, shooting three-over, 75, and was matched by freshman Micaela Farah, who tied for 11th place at five-over, 221, for 54 holes.
Augusta’s Jessica Haigwood claimed medalist honors, posting her second straight monster round at five-under, 67, and finishing 12-under, 204, for the tournament.
Purdue returns to action March 27, heading to Kennesaw, Georgia for the Henssler Intercollegiate.