May 19, 2004
AUBURN, Ala. - The Purdue women's golf team was moving up the leaderboard when lightning and rain interrupted play at the NCAA Women's Golf National Championships.
Purdue completed 13 holes before the rains came on Wednesday. The Boilermakers, who began the day tied for 20th, were tied for 12th when play was stopped. The holes will be made up on Thursday morning at 7 a.m.
UCLA leads the field with a two day total of 572. Duke is in second with a 573. Purdue is in second place among Big Ten schools, Ohio State is first after a first-day total of 296.
Through 13 holes, senior Beth Hermes was one-under par. She is currently tied for fourth place overall. She fired a 71 on Tuesday.
Sophomore Onnarin Sattayabanphot fired a 74 on Tuesday and is two over after 14 holes on Wednesday.
Through 15 holes, freshman Myrte Eikenaar was two-under par. After the first round, freshman Maria Stinson was tied for 97th overall after a 79. Freshman Caroline Haase carded an 84 in the first round and was tied for 120th overall.
The event is being hosted by Auburn on the par-72, 6,215-yard Grand National Lake Golf Course in Auburn, Ala. The tournament features 18 holes on each of the next two days.
Purdue is ranked No. 40 in the current golfweek.com poll. This is the seventh-straight season, the Boilermakers are playing in the postseason and the fifth-straight season they have advanced to the NCAA Championships. Purdue is one of seven schools to accomplish the feat.