Kan Drops to 65th at NCAA Central Regional

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Kan birdied a pair of holes on Friday.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Kan birdied a pair of holes on Friday.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

May 9, 2014

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STILLWATER, Okla. - Purdue junior Aurora Kan fell to 65th place at the NCAA Women's Golf Central Regional Championships on Friday, hosted by Oklahoma State University at Karsten Creek Golf Club. Kan shot seven-over, 79 on the day, making a pair of birdies, but dropping strokes on seven of the 18 holes to enter the final day of the event with a steep hill to climb.

The second day started in rocky fashion for Kan as she bogied the 10th hole, but she bounced right back with a birdie on the 147-yard, par-three. Back-to-back pars kept her score at even, but another bogey came on No. 14 and a double bogey on No. 17 as Kan made the turn at three-over. More trouble came as Kan took to the front-nine as she made bogey on the second, third and fourth holes, and scored a second double bogey for the day, this time on No. 6. The Boilermaker junior managed to end the day on a high note, needing just four strokes to finish the par-five ninth hole, and close the day at 10-over for the tournament.

Kent State's Wad Phaewchimplee continued her hold on the individual lead, shooting one-over on the day to sit at six-under for the tournament, and owns a four-shot advantage on the field. UNLV's Dana Finkelstein is second at two-under, while five others are tied for third at one-under. UCLA has taken over the team lead at 12-over, 588, leading California by one stroke and Florida and Alabama by four strokes.

The final day of the tournament resumes tomorrow with NCAA Championship qualification on the line. The top-eight teams will advance to the national tournament in Tulsa, Okla., in addition to the top-two individuals not on a qualifying team.