Gonzalez-Escallon At World Amateur

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Laura Gonzalez-Escallon finished tied for 40th at the Women's World Amateur.
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Laura Gonzalez-Escallon finished tied for 40th at the Women's World Amateur.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Oct. 24, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue sophomore Laura Gonzalez-Escallon represented Belgium at the 24th Women's World Amateur Team Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She finished tied for 40th as an individual and helped Belgium to a 27th place finish as a team.

Korea won the tournament as its three golfers earned the top-three spots individually. The United States placed second and Sweden finished third.

Gonzalez-Escallon recorded even-par 72s in her first three rounds and was tied for 24th heading into the final day. She fired a five-over par 77 on Saturday to finish tied for 40th with a four-round total of 293.

The Women's World Amateur is an international amateur golf competition sponsored by the International Golf Federation (formerly the World Amateur Golf Council) that is held biennially. This year, the women's tournament was held at both the Buenos Aires Golf Club and the Olivos Golf Club in Buenos Aires. Both courses played as par-72, 6,110-yard venues for the women.

The four-day 72-hole tournament was held Oct. 20 to 23, with 18 holes played each day.

Gonzalez-Escallon was a member of Purdue's 2010 NCAA Division I Women's Golf national championship team and is the defending Big Ten medalist. She is averaging 71.8 strokes per round as a sophomore and finished in second place at the final fall tournament of the season, the Lady Northern Invitational in Glencoe, Ill.

Purdue seniors Thea Hoffmeister (Germany) and Maude-Aimee LeBlanc (Canada) represented their countries in the 23rd Women's World Amateur in 2008 in Australia. Purdue head coach Devon Brouse has coached 11 World Amateur selections - 10 of them have been Boilermaker golfers.

 

 

For full results of the Women's World Amateur, please click here.