Oct. 23, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The 14th-ranked Purdue women's golf team is returning to the Country Club of Landfall's Jack Nicklaus course on Oct. 26 to 28. The Boilermakers won the 2010 NCAA national championship in Wilmington, N.C., on the Landfall's Pete Dye course. Last season, the Boilermakers earned a first place finish on the Jack Nicklaus course in the 2011 Landfall Tradition.
The par-72, 6,208-yard course will play host to a competitive 17-team field highlighted by nine teams in Golfweek's top 25 poll. No. 4 Arizona, No. 5 Duke, No. 11 North Carolina State, No. 12 Michigan State, No. 17 Oklahoma State, No. 19 Notre Dame, No. 20 Northwestern and No. 24 Texas Tech, as well as the Boilermakers are the top golf programs slated to compete.
UNCW will serve as the tournament host for the 11th annual Landfall Tradition. Other teams returning to compete at the Jack Nicklaus course are No. 28 Iowa State, No. 30 Mississippi, No. 37 Ohio State, No. 50 South Carolina, Florida State, UNC Greensboro and Wake Forest.
The Boilermakers are coming off a third-place finish at the Mercedes-Benz Championship in Knoxville, Tenn. Senior Paula Reto won the individual competition with a five-under par 211 and is now ranked 12th in Golfweek's individual poll.
Purdue's five-person team will be led by Reto and classmates Laura Gonzalez-Escallon and Kishi Sinha. Sophomore Aurora Kan, who completed the Mercedes-Benz Championship with a personal best 7th-place finish, will be competing this weekend. Freshman Margaux Vanmol will round out the team.
The 54-hole tournament will begin with the first round at 8:30 a.m. ET on Friday. One round will be played per day with the four low scores counting toward the team's total. Team pairings, tee times and live scoring will be available at golfstat.com and daily recaps will be posted to purduesports.com.