Purdue Advances to NCAA Women's Golf Championships
May 8, 2010
The No. 7 Purdue women's golf team shot a 308 on Saturday, matching Arizona State for the second-lowest score of the day. The Boilermakers finished third with a three-round total of 931 (303-320-308) at the NCAA Central Regional in Columbus, Ind., and is one of eight teams from the Central Regional to advance to the NCAA finals.
The 2009-10 season came to an end for four Big Ten teams competing in the NCAA Regionals. In the Central Regional, played at Otter Creek Golf Club, Michigan State fell two strokes short of a qualifying position for the 2010 NCAA Championship. The Spartans finished in 10th place with a team score of 942 (310-316-316), just two strokes back of eighth-place Kent State. Northwestern finished 15th with a combined 93-over 957 (321-322-314). The Wildcats shot a 26-over 314, its best round of the tournament on Saturday. Indiana finished with a 54-hole score of 971 (318-328-325) to place 18th.
In the West Regional at Stanford, Calif., Ohio State finished 12th, seven strokes out of eighth place.
Individually, Purdue's Thea Hoffmeister shot a three-over par 75 in the final round for a 226-54-hole score and tied for fourth place in the Central Regional. Minnesota's Teresa Puga, competing as an individual, finished tied for 12th in the West Regional. Puga was an even-par for the final round, shooting a 221 (74-76-71) for the championships.