May 10, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Ninth-ranked Purdue, the four seed in the NCAA West Regional, fired a 286 on Friday to move into first place with a team total of 577 with one round remaining at the par-71, 6,267-yard Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif.
Third-seeded Vanderbilt (289-289=578) is in second place, while top-seed and top-ranked Southern California is in third place with a team total of 579. The Trojan's Annie Park continues to hold the individual lead with a score of 138. Purdue's Paula Reto is just two strokes behind but in third place at 140. Oregon's Cassy Isagawa is in second with a two-round total of 139.
South Carolina (296-285=581) is in fourth place while the host team and No. 5 seed Stanford (301-284=585) is in fifth after turning in 284, the lowest round of the day.
Reto, a senior from Cape Town, South Africa, shot a two-under par 69 in the second round after opening with a 71 for her total of 140 to sit in third. Freshman Margaux Vanmol and Kishi Sinha remain tied, now in 24th place. The duo each carded a 74 on Thursday before shooting one-over 71s for scores of 146 with one round left.
Senior Laura Gonzalez-Escallon is in 34th place after firing a 76 on Friday. The La Hulpe, Belgium, native recorded a 72 in the first round for a total of 148. Sophomore Aurora Kan als is tied for 34th with a 148. She shot a two-over par in the second round after recording a 75 on the first day.
Purdue is making its 17th NCAA regional appearance, but just the second in the West. The Boilermakers won the 2006 regional, in their only other West Regional draw.
The Boilermakers will be paired with Vanderbilt and Southern California in Saturday's final round and will tee off from hole No. 1 starting at 11:36 a.m. Live scoring is available on golfstatresults.com and the final recap will be posted to purduesports.com.
The top eight teams and the top two individuals from non-advancing teams will move on the the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships to be held at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga., on May 21 to 24.