Oct. 19, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Purdue women's golf team leads the field after the first round of competition at the IU Fall Invitational, hosted by the Hoosiers at Hickory Stick Golf Course on Saturday. The Boilermakers posted a first-round score of 293 (+9) and made it part way through the second round before play was suspended due to darkness.
The Old Gold and Black came out strong in the first round, paced by sophomore Vinh-Hoa Ngo, who posted a four-under score of 67 for the first 18 holes. The score is the Boilermakers' best for 18 holes during the season and just the second round under par for the fall. Ngo was backed by junior Aurora Kan and sophomore Brooke Beegle, who posted matching rounds of 75 (+4), and junior Johanna Tillström, who finished five over at 76, giving the Boilermakers a score of 293 and a three-shot lead.
"Vinh-Hoa was on fire," said Boilermaker assistant coach Caroline Hegg. "She made great shot after great shot, and took advantage of several opportunities to make birdies."
Ngo held a five-shot lead after the first round, while Kan and Beegle were tied for 18th and Tillstrom is tied for 28th. The field will finish the second round tomorrow beginning at 9 a.m. and will start the third and final round immediately afterwards.