Boilermakers Win Windy City Classic

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Maude-Aimee LeBlanc won her second tournament of the year.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Maude-Aimee LeBlanc won her second tournament of the year.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Oct. 6, 2009

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The sixth-ranked Purdue women's golf team has won its second-consecutive tournament and junior Maude-Aimee LeBlanc has taken home her second-straight individual championship. The Boilermakers held off the field of 15 teams, firing a final round 296 to finish four-under par with a team score of 860 at the Windy City Collegiate Classic in Glenview, Ill.

LeBlanc carded a 74 in the third round, but after opening with a 68-69 she had enough of a lead to earn first place. Her 54-hole total of 211 is the second lowest of her career, after firing a personal-best 210 in her win at the Lady Northern Invitational on Sept. 27 and 28. At the Windy City Classic, Michigan's Ashley Bauer finished second with a four-under par 212.

Purdue junior Numa Gulyanamitta finished fourth with a two-under par 214. She finished with a 73 on Tuesday after recording a 70-71 in the first two rounds.

Freshman Laura Gonzalez Escallon continued her strong play as a rookie, finishing tied for sixth with a one-over par 217 (70-74-73) and brining to three the number of Boilermakers in the top six. She finished in the top 10 of each of the three tournaments Purdue has competed in this season.

Kishi Sinha tied for 12th with a three-round total of 219. She opened with a 70-73 on Monday and fired a 76 in the second round. After averaging 66th place in tournaments as a freshman, Sinha has finished in the top 25 in all three events this fall.

Freshman Paula Reto finished tied for 54th with a 231 (78-73-80).

The Boilermakers finished 14 strokes ahead of second-place Tulane (295-289-290=874), Arizona finished third (288-294-303=885) while host Northwestern (292-296-302=890) and Notre Dame(292-297-301=890) tied for fourth. Full results are posted above.

Purdue has one tournament remaining in the fall season, the Landfall Tradition in Wilmington, N.C., on Oct. 23 to 25. It will be played at the Country Club of Landfall, the site of the 2010 NCAA Championships and will serve as the NCAA Preview.