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PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Maria Hernandez is the defending tournament champion and two-time Big Ten Golfer of the Year.
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Maria Hernandez is the defending tournament champion and two-time Big Ten Golfer of the Year.
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April 23, 2009

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The 11th-ranked Purdue women's golf team will look to defend its Big Ten title this weekend when it hosts the 2009 Big Ten Women's Golf Championships at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex. The three-day conference tournament runs Friday through Sunday and features four rounds of competition on the par-72, 6,333-yard Kampen Course in West Lafayette, Ind. Parking and admission to the tournament is free.

This will be the first time since 1999 that Purdue has hosted the women's Big Ten Championships and just the third time in championships history. The Big Ten currently touts four teams ranked in the Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings Top 50. No. 11 Purdue leads all schools, followed by No. 20 Michigan State, No. 25 Ohio State and No. 50 Michigan.

The Boilermakers are coming off a regular-season campaign in which Purdue has won four team titles, six individual titles and this spring has never had the top individual finish lower than sixth place. As a team, the Boilermakers are averaging 297.9 strokes per round, led by senior Maria Hernandez's 72.7 strokes per round average. The defending individual conference champion has four first-place finishes this season and is the highest ranked individual in the Big Ten with a No. 9 ranking by Golfweek.

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