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.