Day One Results / Live Results & Stats
WOODBURY, Minn. - The Purdue women’s golf opened the 2017-18 season Monday, shooting eight-under par, 283-285=568, and battling back to fourth place after 36 holes at the Minnesota Invitational, hosted by the Golden Gophers at Prestwick Golf Club. Junior Ida Ayu Indira Melati Putri and freshman Inez Wanamarta are tied for fifth place on the individual leaderboard, posting scores of five-under par, 139.
Putri got off to a hot start for the Old Gold & Black, dropping birdies on No. 1 and No. 5 on her way to a score of two-under at the turn, and then shaved two more stroke on the back nine to finish with a career-best 18-hole score of four-under, 68, to open the season. Wanamarta had the No. 2 score in the first round, making four birdies in a seven-hole stretch on her way to a card of two-under, 70, while junior Covadonga SanJuan also finished under par at one-under, 71. Senior Marta Martin battled back from a slow start to make two birdies on the back nine and shoot two-over, 74, to record the final team score of the first round.
The Boilermakers went back-and-forth early in the second round, playing No. 1 at three-under, but shooting a collective four-over on No. 2. Wanamarta sat at one-over par after eight holes, including a bogey on No. 8, but responded with the first eagle of the season on the par-five ninth, and shot a bogey-free, two-under back nine. Her team-best score of three-under, 69, in the second round pulled her to within four strokes of the lead heading into the final round. Putri was steady through the second round, making three birdies on the final 10 holes to shoot one-under, 71, while sophomore Micaela Farah rode a pair of early birdies to a card of even-par, 72. Martin rallied late again to record a team score, dropping birdies on two of the last three holes to shoot one-over, 73.
Michigan State leads the team standings with a score of 19-under, 279-278=557, followed closely by Southern California at 18-under, 282-276=558. Michigan State’s Paz Marfa Sans holds the individual lead after a tournament- and course-record score of eight-under, 64, in the first round, including a pair of eagles, and is nine-under par after 36 holes.
Play concludes tomorrow with a final 18 holes, which is set to begin with a shotgun start Tuesday morning.