Oct. 30, 2011
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue women's golf team posted a tournament-low 297 in the final round to claim the 10th-annual Landfall Tradition by 14 strokes Sunday at the Country Club of Landfall's Jack Nicklaus Course in Wilmington, N.C.
Junior Paula Reto led the way for the Boilermakers, capturing her first collegiate individual title by three strokes with a two-over par 218 (71-77-70).
Laura Gonzalez-Escallon placed in a tie for seventh with a 225 (76-73-76). The junior from La Hulpe, Belgium, carded a 76 on Sunday.
In just her third collegiate tournament, junior Jam Vilairatana recorded a career-low 73 in the final round to finish in a tie for 24th. The Bangkok, Thailand, native is showing great promise after two years away from competitive golf, turning in a 232 (78-81-73) at the Tradition.
Making their sixth appearance in the event, the Boilermakers won their first Tradition title since 2005 with a three-round total of 904 (304-303-297). Third-ranked Auburn finished second with a 918 (297-312-309) while No. 16 Ohio State (308-311-300=919) claimed third and South Carolina (307-314-301=922) took fourth.
For full tournament results, click here.
The Boilermakers won their first tournament of the season in their final tournament of the fall. Purdue will return to action when it plays host to the Lady Puerto Rico Classic on Feb. 12 to 14, 2012, in Rio Grande, P.R.