Kan Named Big Ten Co-Golfer of the Week

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM The weekly honor is the second of the season for the Boilermaker junior.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
The weekly honor is the second of the season for the Boilermaker junior.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Feb. 19, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue junior Aurora Kan was announced as the Big Ten Co-Women's Golfer of the Week on Wednesday after leading the Boilermakers to a tie for sixth place and medalist honors at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic. Kan turned in a career-best 54-hole score of 211 for the tournament, including a career-best four-under, 68 in the second round on Monday, as she finished five-under par.

Kan shares honors with Michigan State's Allyssa Ferrell, who tied for the Central District Invitational individual title in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., with a 54-hole mark of 207 and a low round of 67. It is Kan's second player of the week honor this season, collecting her first on Oct. 9 after winning the Butler Fall Invitational.

Kan turned in a one-under, 71 on Sunday, finishing the day tied for second place and three shots back from the leader, and career-best second-round score pushed her to the top of the leaderboard at five-under, holding a two-shot lead over a trio of Arkansas golfers. Alabama's Stephanie Meadow, the second-ranked individual in the NCAA Division I GolfWeek rankings, made a huge surge on the final day, shooting a 68, and overtook Kan for the individual lead through most of the day. However, Kan finished strong, carding a birdie on her final hole to shoot par for the day and tie for the top spot.

Her 54-hole score matches the No. 12 individual score in school history, while her 68 equals the 18th-best 18-hole mark at Purdue. Kan and her teammates return to action at the Lady Jaguar Invitational in Augusta, Ga., on March 14, looking to defend their 2013 team title.