May 7, 1998
DURHAM, N.C.- Purdue's women's golf team began action today at the NCAA East Regional hosted by Duke University. The Boilermakers, qualifiers from the Midwest region, are one of four Big Ten teams at the 19-team regional, joining Indiana, Ohio State and Minnesota.
After the first round, Purdue stands in seventh place accumulating a total of 306, just nine strokes out of second place and 13 behind the leader, Georgia, who shot a one-over par team-total of 293. Duke and LSU are tied for second place (297), while Wake Forest (299) and Ohio State (303) round out the top five. Indiana is in sixth-place, just two strokes ahead of the Boilermakers.
Junior Angie Blythe shot a two-over par 75 to lead the Boilermakers in the first round. She is tied for 18th place. Senior Colleen Cashman is tied for 28th after shooting a 76 on day one. Sophomore Stacy Orschell is tied for 37th place after carding a 77 in the first round. Junior Lisa Kenley is tied for 50th with a first round score of 78 (+5), while classmate Johanna Gollings shot an 11-over 84.
Georgia's Julia Boros shot a four-under par 69 to take the early lead, while teammate Reilley Rankin fired a 70, grabbing second. With four other golfers under par and six shooting even, the top is clustered heading into the second round of play beginning tomorrow morning.
The tournament concludes Saturday afternoon.