Purdue Takes Lead on Moving Day At NCAA Championships
May 20, 2010
An impressive third round vaulted the Purdue Boilermakers into first place heading into the final day of the NCAA Women's Golf Championships at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C.
Purdue fired an eight-under par 280, turning what was an eight-stroke deficit into a seven-stroke lead, and is now atop the team standings at six-under par with one round to play. After holding the second-round lead, Southern California is now in second place at one-over par, followed by Arizona State and Alabama at seven-over.
All four Purdue scorers finished under par during Thursday's third round, led by Laura Gonzalez-Escallon's three-under 69. Three Purdue golfers are in the top 10 in the individual standings, with Maude-Aimee LeBlanc in a tie for third at six-under par. She is three strokes behind Arizona State's Jennifer Johnson.
The final round of the NCAA Championships will be Friday with Purdue set to tee off at 1:25 p.m. ET and are in search of their first national championship.