Oct. 26, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The 14th-ranked Purdue women's golf team is tied for third with No. 24 Texas Tech at the Landfall Tradition women's golf tournament which opened Friday at the Country Club of Landfall's Jack Nicklaus Course in Wilmington, N.C. The Boilermakers shot a 294 in the first round and were led by senior Kishi Sinha's one-under par 71.
No. 17 Oklahoma State carded a 292 total to build a one-shot lead over fifth-ranked Duke who is in second with a 293. No. 19 Notre Dame is holding down the fifth spot after carding a 296 in the first round.
Texas Tech senior Kimberly Kaufmann recorded a five-under-par 67 to match the tournament record for the lowest individual opening round and build a two-shot lead over Oklahoma State's Kelsey Vines (69). Kaufmann's round equaled the round shot by Tennessee's Marci Turner in 2004.
Sinha's 71 tied her low round of the season and has her in a tie for fifth place. Freshman Margaux Vanmol is tied for 11th after opening with an even-par 72. Senior Paula Reto won the individual medal at the 2011 Landfall Tradition with a three-round total of 218. This year she is tied for 31st place after firing a 75 on Friday. Laura Gonzalez-Escallon shot a 76 and is tied for 36th, while sophomore Aurora Kan carded a 79 to for 65th place.
The Boilermakers are the tournament's defending champions, earning a 14-stroke victory with a 54-hole total of 904 last season. Purdue also won the Landfall Tradition in 2005, but the Boilermakers most impressive victory at the Country Club of Landfall was in 2010 when they captured the NCAA national championship on the Pete Dye course.
Purdue will tee off from hole No. 1 beginning at 10:10 a.m. ET and will be paired with the first and second place teams, Oklahoma State and Duke. Follow live scoring at golfstatresults.com and Saturday evening, return to purduesports.com for a recap and final results.