Oct. 28, 2011
WILMINGTON, N.C. - Junior Paula Reto posted the lone red number in the field on Friday and the Purdue women's golf team finished the opening round of the Landfall Tradition in second place.
The Boilermakers finished the afternoon with a score of 304 (+16), nine strokes behind Auburn and two in front of Notre Dame and North Carolina.
Reto rolled in six birdies on her way to an opening-round 71 (-1), and will tee off on Saturday with a one-shot advantage over Victoria Trapani of Auburn.
Fellow junior Laura Gonzalez-Escallon shot 76 (+4) on Friday to finish the day in a tie for 13th place, while junior Jam Vilairatana carded a six-over 78 to grab a share of 32nd place. Freshman Aurora Kan chipped in with a 79 (+7) in the first round, good for a share of 47th place, and junior Kishi Sinha rounded out the Purdue lineup in a tie for 69th with a first-round 82 (+10).
The Landfall Tradition will continue on Saturday with 18 holes of competition, followed by a final 18 on Sunday. Live results are available at golfstat.com.