WGOLF Heads West for Wildcat Invit.
March 2, 2018

Live Results / Season Statistics

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The 20th-ranked Purdue women’s golf team looks to continue their success from The Dickson on Monday, heading west for the Wildcat Invitational, hosted by the University of Arizona at Sewailo Golf Club. The Boilermakers posted a second-place finish Tuesday in Texas, capitalizing on a weather-shortened event with a solid 18 holes at The Woodlands Country Club.

The round came on the strength of the Boilermakers’ youth as sophomore Micaela Farah turned in a career-best 18 holes, while freshman Inez Wanamarta finished in the individual top-20 for the fourth time in five events this season. Farah used an outstanding back-nine at The Dickson to shoot three-under 69 and tie for second place, while Wanamarta sunk four birdies to finish even par and tie for 14th.

Farah has made a strong push over her last three tournaments, tying for 18th at the Landfall Tradition, tying for 16th at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic and then her career-best showing at The Dickson. She’s now tied with Wanamarta and junior Melati Putri with a team-high three tournament low-rounds on the year and is 1-of-4 Boilermakers to post the team’s low score at a tournament.

The Wildcat Invitational features a 17-team field, including a pair of top-10 opponents and seven of the top-50. The Boilermakers get the opportunity to match up with GolfStat’s No. 1 team in the nation in UCLA and seventh-ranked Texas, in addition to the No. 26 host Wildcats and No. 29 North Carolina State for the third time this season.

Team GolfWeek GolfStat
UCLA 2 1
Texas 7 7
Purdue 20 20
Arizona 26 21
North Carolina St. 29 25
UNLV 38 41
Denver 41 40
Kansas State 51 52
Missouri 57 59
New Mexico 71 55
Augusta 76 78
Long Beach State 80 79
New Mexico St. 83 87
Portland State 92 90
Grand Canyon -- --
Iowa -- --
Northern Arizona -- --

THE COURSE: Sewailo Golf Club
Sewailo Golf Club will play par-72 at 6,519 yards this week, marking the longest course so far for the Boilermakers this season. Three of the four par 5’s will play over 540 yards. Designed by Notah Begay III, Sewailo is a rolling natural desert terrain, featuring arroyos and streams with elevation changes, and natural hazards coming into play.

The Boilermakers are headed to Arizona for the second time in the last three seasons, following a fifth-place effort in 2016 at Sewailo. Purdue shot 20-over 884 to tie with Baylor, led by a 10th-place effort from August Kim at one-over 217. Marta Martin just missed the top-20 of the individual standings, shooting five-over 221, including an opening round two-under 70. Cova SanJuan rebounded from a tough start to finish strong, firing a final-round, two-under 70 as well.

THE PLAYERS (Career Stats)

Mica Farah Lima, Peru 34 75.3 1 69 219
Marta Martin Madrid, Spain 108 75.4 4 69 216
Mela Putri Bali, Indonesia 63 76.2 3 68 210
Cova SanJuan Aviles, Spain 59 75.1 1 69 214
Inez Wanamarta Surabaya, Indonesia 12 72.8 1 67 206

• Purdue head coach Devon Brouse is in his 20th season at his alma mater, returning in 1998 and taking the Boilermakers to the postseason in 17 of the last 18 years
• The Boilermakers continue to hold a national top-25 position, sitting 20th in the country on both GolfWeek.com and GolfStat.com
• Sophomore Micaela Farah owns a streak of three straight top-20 individual showings, capped by a career-best second-place effort at The Dickson
• Her one-round total of three-under 69, is tied for the third-best single round by a Boilermaker this season
• Freshman Inez Wanamarta has placed in the top-20 in 4-of-5 tournaments to start her Boilermaker career, including her 14th-place showing Tuesday in Texas
• Wanamarta and Farah are 2-of-4 different Boilermakers to lead the team at a tournament this season, with Wanamarta being the only player to do it twice
• Wanamarta shared medalist honors at the season-opening Minnesota Invitational, tying a Boilermaker 54-hole record with a score of 10-under 206, initially set by Paula Reto at the 2013 NCAA West Regional
• Wanamarta’s final-round, five-under 67 is tied for the 12th-lowest round all-time by a Boilermaker and tied for the third-lowest by a Purdue freshman
• Wanamarta was honored as the Big Ten Player of the Week on Sept. 13
• Junior Ida Ayu Indira Melati Putri posted a career-best round of four-under 68 at the Minnesota Invitational
• Putri finished in the top-15 of the individual standings in each of her first two tournaments of the season, tying for 12th to lead the team at the Windy City Collegiate Classic
• Putri’s has made a team-best 32 birdies on the season, followed by Wanamarta with 30
• Sophomore Cova SanJuan had a strong return to the lineup after sitting out the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, shooting one-over 73 at The Dickson to tie for 21st
• SanJuan has led the Boilermakers in two individual rounds this season and had the squad’s top individual showing at the Landfall Tradition to close the fall
• The Boilermakers were under par as a team in all three rounds at Minnesota en route to the third-lowest 54-hole team score in program history: 283-285-286=854 (-10)
• Farah and senior Marta Martin were all named to the Big Ten Conference Players to Watch list, published Aug. 30
• Farah was the sixth freshman in program history to earn First Team All-Big Ten honors
• Purdue’s season-opening lineup was without a U.S. born player for the first time since 2010, as Putri and Wanamarta hail from Indonesia, Martin and Cova SanJuan are from Spain and Farah is from Peru




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