Women's Golf In First At Landfall Tradition
Laura Gonzalez-Escallon turned in the low score of the day with a 73.

Oct. 29, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue women's golf team holds a two-stroke lead over third-ranked Auburn with one round to play at the Landfall Tradition in Wilmington, N.C. The Boilermakers have played steady golf for the first two rounds, with an opening round 304, followed by a 303 for a total of 607. Auburn is second at 609 (297-312) and No. 12 Duke is third with a score of 617 (314-303).

Juniors Paula Reto and Laura Gonzalez-Escallon lead the way for the Boilermakers, sitting in second and third place, but all five Boilermakers are in the top 50 as individuals.

Gonzalez-Escallon turned in the low score for Purdue on Saturday with a 73, for a two-round total of 149. Reto is one stroke ahead with a score of 148 after firing a 77 in round two. She is three strokes behind Auburn's Victoria Trapani, who has taken the individual lead with a 145 (72-73, +1).

Junior Kishi Sinha rebounded nicely with a 74 on Saturday after opening with an 82. The Noida, India, native is tied for 33rd with a 157. She is tied with, among others, freshman Aurora Kan who followed up her day-one 79 with a 78 in the second round.

Junior Jam Vilairatana is tied for 50th, carding an 81 on Saturday for a 159 total.

The Landfall Tradition is being played at the same complex where the Boilermakers won their national championship in 2010. However, this year the par-72, 6,208-yard Jack Nicklaus course is the venue rather than the club's Pete Dye layout which was the site of Purdue's historic win.

The final round of the tournament will begin at 8:45 a.m. ET with a shotgun start. The Boilermakers will be paired with Auburn and Duke and live scoring is available on golfstat.com with a final recap posted to purduesports.com.




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