Sept. 15, 2010
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The top-ranked Purdue women's golf team finished 10th at the Fall Preview presented by Callaway Golf in Bryan, Texas. The Boilermakers recorded a 290 - their lowest round of the tournament - but it was not enough to move up the leaderboard. The defending national champions finished with a three-round score of 883 (300-293-290, +19).
No. 4 Alabama fought off a late charge by No. 16 LSU to take home the team title. The Crimson Tide fired a 283 on Wednesday to finish with a course-record 54-hole score of 849 (286-280-283, -15). The Tigers finished in second place with a total of 850 (287-283-280, -14) and No. 3 Southern California finished third (289-282-285=856).
LSU's Megan McChrystal took medalist honors by tying the course record with a 65 in the final round. Her score of 206 (68-73-65, -10) is a course record and was good for a two-stroke victory.
Senior Numa Gulyanamitta was the low finisher for the Boilermakers. She shot an even-par 72 in the final round to tie for 30th place with a 54-hole total of 220 (75-73-72, +4). Laura Gonzalez-Escallon recorded a one-over par 73 for the second-consecutive round and finished 41st with a score of 222 (76-73-73, +6).
Freshman Alexandra Stewart finished tied for 46th after carding her lowest round of the event, a 74, on Wednesday. Her three-day total was an eight-over par 224 (75-75-74, +8).
After leading Purdue for the first two rounds, senior Thea Hoffmeister fired a 79 in the final round to tie for 50th with a 225 (74-72-79, +9).
Senior Maude-Aimee LeBlanc was the low-golfer for Purdue in the final round. She shot a one-under par 71 to finish tied for 67th. The Sherbrooke, Quebec, native recorded a team-best five birdies, including one on each of her final two holes, against four bogeys to finish in the red on Wednesday. Her tournament total was a 228 (82-75-71, +12).
The three-day tournament was the first of the year for the Purdue women's golf team. The Fall Preview, hosted by Texas A&M was held at the Traditions Golf Club, the site of the 2011 NCAA Women's Golf Championships. The course was set up as a par-72, 6,271-yard layout for the event.
The Boilermakers return to action on Sept. 24 to 26 at the Mason Rudolph Women's Championship in Franklin, Tenn.