Purdue Wins Third-Straight Big Ten Championship
April 25, 2010
The Purdue Boilermakers clinched their third-straight Big Ten Championship Sunday afternoon, finishing with a team total of six-over-par 1158 to outlast the field at the 2010 Big Ten Women’s Golf Championships, hosted by the University of Wisconsin. Michigan State finished second in the team standings with 33-over-par 1185 performance, while Ohio State was third with 1189 and Wisconsin was fourth with 1194.
Individually, Purdue’s Laura Gonzalez-Escallon was the third-straight Boilermaker to win medalist honors, shooting a tournament record 280 by way of 72-70-70-69 totals. She wins her first Big Ten individual title and her total ranks second among University Ridge’s 72-hole women’s collegiate annals. Michigan’s Ashley Bauer finished as the runner-up, completing her championships with a 283 and set the University Ridge 18-hole record after shooting a 65 during Friday’s second round.
Michigan State’s Laura Kueny was named Big Ten Golfer of the Year, Purdue’s Gonzalez-Escallon was named Freshman of the Year, and Boilermaker coach Devon Brouse won Coach of the Year honors. Purdue’s Maude-Aimee LeBlanc won the Mary Fossum Player of the Year Award, which is given to the player who has the lowest cumulative stroke average vs. par.
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