Oct. 18, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue women's golf team chases its second straight tournament victory this weekend, heading to Indianapolis for the Hoosier Fall Invitational. The tournament will be hosted by Indiana at Hickory Stick Golf Club, a par-71, 6,062-yard course, and consists of 54 holes played over the weekend.
The Boilermakers will field the same group of five as the first few tournaments of the fall, headlined by junior Aurora Kan and sophomore Brooke Beegle, who finished first and second, individually, at the Butler Fall Invitational last week. Kan's first collegiate tournament victory came with back-to-back, one-over rounds of 71 at Highland Country Club, and earned her Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors for Oct. 9. Beegle's opening-round score of 71 was a collegiate best last week as she went on to finish just five-over par for the tournament and post her highest-ever collegiate finish. The Boilermakers won the tournament by a dominating 28 strokes as four of their five entries finished in the individual top 10.
Joining Kan and Beegle this weekend are junior Johanna Tillström, sophomore Vinh-Hoa Ngo and freshman August Kim. Tillström has a pair of top-10 showings in tournament play this season, while Ngo has been one of the Boilermakers' top finishers in each of their last two outings.
The Boilermakers will play against a slew of familiar opponents this weekend, including five other Big Ten opponents and several other Midwest teams. Along with the host Hoosiers, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and Penn State will be in Indianapolis at Hickory Stick Golf Club.
"Hickory Stick is a fun, traditional course that will allow for some low scores," said Purdue assistant coach Caroline Hegg. "Our practice since the last event has focused on scoring and making birdies, so we expect to play offense-oriented golf and to make a strong statement."
Play opens tomorrow morning with a shotgun start at 9 a.m., and second-round play will begin immediately after the first ends. Sunday's round is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and live results will be available through the tournament at Golfstat.com.