Illinois and Purdue Share Women's Golfer of the Week Honors
April 11, 2007
BIG TEN WOMEN'S CO-GOLFER OF THE WEEK
Seul Ki Park, Illinois
Park took home her first career medalist title by firing back-to-back even par rounds of 72 at the Indiana Invitational on April 9-10. The junior's 36-hole total of 144 outpaced the rest of the field by three shots. She becomes the first Illini in over two years to take home individual medalist honors at a tournament after finishing in second four times previously in her career. Park helped the Illini to a third-place finish in the 17-team field that featured seven other Big Ten squads. She leads Illinois in stroke average this season (76.7).
Maria Hernandez, Purdue
Hernandez finished tied for first at the Bryan National Collegiate in Greensboro, N.C., and took home medalist honors by winning the third sudden-death playoff hole on Sunday. It is the third consecutive tournament that Hernandez has finished first or tied for first. Hernandez shot 1-under-par 215 (71-73-71) for the win, which marks the fourth time this year that Hernandez has recorded a score of 215, her lowest three day total this season. In addition, Golf World named her the female college player of the week for her performance at the Bryan National.