Women's Golf Finishes Fifth at LSU Tiger Classic

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Tillström shot 75 on her first 18 on Saturday.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Tillström shot 75 on her first 18 on Saturday.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

March 22, 2014

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BATON ROUGE, La. - The Purdue women's golf team played the final 36 holes of the LSU Tiger Classic, hosted by Louisiana State University at the University Club on Saturday, finishing in fifth place overall with a team score of 297-305-304=906. Junior Aurora Kan was the Boilermakers' top individual finisher for the third straight tournament of the spring, finishing fourth overall.

Kan led after the first round of play and never got too far away from the lead, shooting 71-74-72=217 to finish just one-over par and four shots back from the three-way tie for first. She made six birdies in the final 36 holes, with four of them coming on par-three holes. Freshman August Kim finished 37th overall at 74-79-78=231, while sophomores Vinh-Hoa Ngo and Anna Appert Lund tied for 45th with matching totals of 233. Appert Lund offered up a team score in all three rounds, while Ngo's third-round score was her only contribution on Saturday, shooting four-over 76 on the final 18.

Junior Johanna Tillström bounced back from a tough opening round on Friday, opening with a three-over, 75 in the second round, but was unable to register a team score in the third round, shooting a nine-over, 81 on the final 18.

Arkansas took the team title for the third time in the last four years of the event, shooting 18-over and led by individual medalist Gaby Lopez at three-under. Central Florida was second in the team standings at 26-over, while Kentucky was third at 35-over.

The Boilermakers return to action in two weeks, taking next weekend off before heading to Texas for the Dallas Athletic Club Invitational.