April 27, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The No. 33 Purdue women's golf team fired a 310 in the first round of the 2012 Big Ten Championships in French Lick, Ind., and trail the leaders, No. 19 Ohio State and No. 23 Michigan State by 12 strokes. The Boilermakers are in eighth place with two rounds to go at the Donald Ross Course at the French Lick Resort.
Junior Paula Reto and freshman Vicky Scherer led Purdue's six-player team on Friday. They each carded a 76 in the opening round and are tied for 15th place. Junior Laura Gonzalez-Escallon recorded a 78 and is tied for 25th.
The course proved to be a challenge for all. No one shot below par in the first round and Michigan State's Caroline Powers and Illinois' Nora Lucas are tied for first place as individuals after carding even par 72s on Friday. The average score for the opening round was a 79.76.
Purdue junior Kishi Sinha fired an 80 to serve as the final counting score for Purdue on the first day. The Noida, India, native is tied for 41st. Freshmen Aurora Kan and Kendall Dusenberry both shot an 84 and are tied for 55th.
The Boilermakers will be paired with Penn State and Wisconsin and will tee off from hole No. 10 beginning at 9 a.m. ET on Saturday.
Purdue has won five Big Ten Championship team titles and the last four Big Ten individual medals. The Boilermakers have finished either first or second in each of the last five championships.
Live scoring for the Big Ten Women's Golf Championships is available at golfstatresults.com, and more information on French Lick Resort can be found at frenchlick.com. Daily recaps will be posted to purduesports.com and the full results from the first round are above.
The Big Ten Network will air highlights of the Big Ten Women's Championship on Sunday, May 13, at 11 a.m. ET.