Purdue to Represent Big Ten at NCAA Women's Golf Championship
May 22, 2006
Big Ten champion Purdue will be the lone conference representative at this week's NCAA Women's Golf Championship, but is listed among the favorites to win it all. The Boilermakers, ranked seventh nationally, will make their seventh-straight trip to the NCAA Championship.
The event will be held from May 23-26, on Ohio State's Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio. The best finish by a Big Ten team at the NCAA Championship was in 2003 when Ohio State finished fourth.
Purdue has won its last two tournaments and a school-record six events during the 2005-06 season. After winning the Big Ten Championships on April 30, the Boilermakers won the 2006 NCAA West Regional Championships in Auburn, Wash., on May 13.
Individually, Purdue has won its share of honors as well. Onnarin Sattayanbanphot, who was named the 2006 Big Ten Athlete of the Year, is ranked No. 24 in the Golfweek.com individual poll. Christel Boeljon, the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, and classmate Maria Hernandez are ranked No. 28 and No. 38 respectively. In addition, Devon Brouse was the Big Ten Coach of the Year, his second such honor from the conference, with the previous coming in 2000.
Live scoring of the NCAA Championship is available at www.golfstat.com.