April 25, 2009
HEAD COACH QUOTES
Michigan, coach Kathy Teichert
"It was a frustrating day overall. The wind was really tough, but we are hanging in there. I thought Ashley (Bauer) and Lydia (Benitez Colon) really fought hard today. We're surviving and hoping to move up the leader board tomorrow."
Michigan State, coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll
"It's tough to judge how you played because the conditions were so tough. However, we're trying to stay calm and our main focus now is to make pars and minimize any mistakes."
Purdue coach Devon Brouse
"I thought we had an excellent team score today. Considering the conditions, it was really impressive that Maria (Hernandez) and Maude-Aimee Leblanc were under par today. They really carried the team."
Kelsey Lindenschmidt, sophomore Northwestern
"I played really well for the first 11 holes, then I couldn't make any putts with all of the wind. Things started to fall apart a little bit and I made a lot of bogeys and a double bogey, that's how I finished with a 78. I hit a lot of greens on the front nine that allowed me to shoot 36. I didn't make any putts, but I was on the green and able to two-putt my way to pars."
Thea Hoffmeister, sophomore Purdue
"I played really well on the front nine, I felt. Something was different on the back nine, I'm not quite sure what it was. It got me out of my rhythm and I didn't really find it again. I made a couple of really stupid mistakes. I took those mistakes with me the rest of the round. The 18th hole was playing really tough today, so I can't really blame the bogey on that. I need to figure out what was different on the back nine. Other than that, I was really happy with my front nine."
Maria Hernandez, senior Purdue
"I started playing well in the middle of the round, but I have been putting really badly the entire week. On hole No. 10, I missed a three-footer for birdie. Then, on 11, I missed another putt that I should have made. I have been playing well, mostly in the mornings. My score would have and should have been lower, but my putting has been keeping me from shooting that low number."
Maude-Aimee Leblanc, sophomore Purdue
"My putting was better today. I made more putts and that was basically the entire difference between today and yesterday. Being able to shoot 70 definitely shows that I can play well no matter what the conditions are. I have played in the British Amateur where the winds are much worse than they are here. I would say that really helped me prepare for days like today when the winds are so strong. I am really happy with the way I played today. If I keep playing this way, I should be able to shoot a similar score tomorrow. Every part of my game seems to going well for me right now and that gives me a lot of confidence going into tomorrow."
Shannon Warner, freshman Michigan State
"I think I stayed really focused out there. The wind has been really tough. I probably could work on putting a little bit better than I did today. I missed a couple of short ones that I should have made. Overall I think I played really well because I was really consistent today."