April 19, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Purdue women's golf team is tied for fourth place in the team standings after 36 holes with a score of 304-308=612 at the Lady Buckeye Invitational on Saturday, hosted by Ohio State at the Scarlet Course at the Ohio State University Golf Club. Junior Aurora Kan and sophomore Vinh-Hoa Ngo paced the Boilermakers with totals of eight-over, 152, and are just five shots off the lead heading into Sunday.
The Boilermakers finished the first round in third place with a team total of 304, led by Ngo's score of one-over, 73. The Boilermaker sophomore made three birdies in her opening round, and was just one-shot back from the individual leader before heading out for the second 18 of the day. Kan, sophomore Brooke Beegle and freshman Ashley Yarbrough turned in the other three team scores with matching rounds of five-over, 77 to mark the Boilermakers' team score for the opening 18.
Purdue didn't drop much ground after the second round, dropping into a tie for fourth with Kansas at 36-over, 612, sitting 15 shots back from tournament-leading Kent State at 21-over, 597. Kan registered the Boilermakers' top second-round score at three-over, 75, evening her score up with Ngo's as she earned par on 15-of-18 holes. Sophomore Brooke Beegle and junior Johanna Tillström rebounded from tough opening rounds to log the No. 3 and 4 marks for the Boilermakers in Round 2, posting scores of 77 and 78, respectively, with a birdie apiece to set the team total, while Yarbrough matched Tillström at 78.
Kent State holds the overall team lead with an impressive day of 297-300=597 after 36 holes, leading the primarily Big Ten field. The host Buckeyes sit second at 303-298=601, while Michigan State is third at 305-303=608. Kent State's Jennifer Ha leads the field at three-over, 147, followed by Michigan State's Kelly Grassel and Ohio State's Jessica Porvasnik at five-over 149.
Play resumes tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. as live results continue to be available at GolfStat.com.