Women's Golf Holds Huge Lead at Butler Fall Invitational

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Sophomore Brooke Beegle shot the day's best score over the back-nine on Monday, posting a 34 en route to a career-best round.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Sophomore Brooke Beegle shot the day's best score over the back-nine on Monday, posting a 34 en route to a career-best round.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Oct. 7, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Purdue women's golf team surged out to a 16-shot lead in the team standings after the first day of the Butler Fall Invitational, hosted by the Bulldogs at Highland Country Club on Monday. A pair of Boilermakers are tied for the individual lead as junior Aurora Kan and sophomore Brooke Beegle posted matching, one-over rounds of 71, while two other teammates join them in the individual top-10.

The Boilermakers held just a slight margin in the team standings after the front-nine, sitting just three strokes ahead of Butler and Indiana State, but spaced out their lead over the final nine holes behind an outstanding back-nine score of 34 from Beegle. Both Kan and Beegle are looking for their first collegiate tournament victory.

Junior Johanna Tillström is tied for fourth in the individual standings with a five-over score of 75, while sophomore Vinh-Hoa Ngo posted the final scoring round at +9 (79) to sit tied for ninth and put the Boilermakers' team score at 296. Freshman August Kim had a tough first day at Highland Country Club, posting an 84 (+14).

Butler is second in the team standings at 312, while Indiana State is third at 314. Tomorrow's final round will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start.