Oct. 8, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Purdue women's golf team earned its first tournament victory of the season on Tuesday, winning the Butler Fall Invitational at the Highland Country Club. Junior Aurora Kan led the way, winning her first collegiate tournament with a two-over, two-day score of 142, and posting a one-over round of 71 for the second straight day.
The Boilermakers claimed the team title by an impressive 28 strokes, turning in a team total of 595 (296-299) for the 36-holes tournament. Tournament host Butler offered up the No. 2 score at 623 (312-311), while Indiana State was third at 626 (314-312). Paced by Kan's top-individual finish, four Boilermakers finished in the individual top-10, including three in the top-five.
On the heels of her career-best 18 yesterday, sophomore Brooke Beegle came back strong with a three-over 73 to finish at 144 and take second place individually, her best collegiate tournament finish. Junior Johanna Tillström posted her second top-five tournament of the season, scoring a 153 (75-78) to take fifth, while sophomore Vinh-Hoa Ngo was 10th individually with a score of 157 (79-78). Freshman August Kim rallied from a tough first day, shooting a 77 to earn the Boilermakers' No. 4 team score on the day and tied for 21st with a two-day total of 161 (84-77).
"We're proud of Aurora and the team," said Purdue assistant coach Caroline Hegg. "She overcame a tough day with her irons with gritty play and a great putter."
Hegg continued, "We're very excited for how Brooke played as well, showing maturity and confidence in her hometown. Overall it was a positive learning experience for the whole team and will help us continue to improve."
Purdue returns to action in approximately two weeks, returning to Indianapolis for the Hoosier Fall Invitational on Oct. 19-20.