June 3, 2009
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Incoming freshman Laura Gonzalez Escallon, who signed a letter of intent with the Boilermakers in November, won the 2009 German Ladies Amateur in Dusseldorf in May.
It is the second tournament victory of the season for the La Hulpe, Belgium, native who won the Doral-Publix Junior Golf Classic in a four-hole playoff earlier in the year.
With the win at the German Amateur, Escallon earned a wild card entry into the Ladies German Open, a Ladies European Tour event. Escallon played as an amateur and made the cut, finishing tied for 46th with a four-round total of 290 (76-70-74-70, +2). She had the second-best finish for an amateur in the tournament.
Escallon is currently a member of the Belgian National Team and will be joining the Boilermaker golf team in the fall. She is both the 2008 British Girls Champion and the 2008 Belgian Girls Champion and competed in the 2008 World Am for Belgium.