Sept. 12, 2016
Day One Results / Round Three Tee Times / Live Results
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The Purdue women's golf team opened the 2016-17 season in strong fashion Monday afternoon, shooting 15-over, 591, and sitting one shot off the lead after two rounds at the Minnesota Invitational, hosted by the Golden Gophers at the Minikahda Club. Senior August Kim owns the Boilermakers' best individual score after 36 holes, shooting one-over, 145, and sitting tied for sixth on the individual leaderboard.
The Boilermakers were solid over the first nine holes on the course, making the turn at five-over par, led by Kim's score of even-par. Kim and juniors Marta Martin and Linn Andersson led an impressive back-nine effort from the Old Gold and Black, sinking a combined seven birdies as Kim and Andersson shot one-under, while Martin was even. Kim was one-under, 71, for the opening 18, while Martin and Andersson posted matching one-over, 73's. Sophomore Covadonga SanJuan turned in the final team score of the round at four-over, 76.
The second 18 holes of the day had a similar flavor as Purdue's back-nine was better than its front. This time the Boilermakers made the turn at eight-over par, and it was Kim, Garcia and SanJuan who would make the late push. Kim and Garcia shot even over the final nine holes of the day, while SanJuan dominated the back-nine, posting a mark of two-under with zero bogies down the stretch.
Kim is fourth in the field with eight birdies so far in competition and sits two strokes behind the four-way tie for the lead. Texas holds the team scoring lead at 14-over, 590, while Louisville is tied with the Boilermakers in second place.
Play resumes tomorrow at 9 a.m. CT, with the Boilermakers playing in the first group with the Longhorns and Cardinals. The Boilermakers won last year's Minnesota Invitational, shooting 20-over, 884, at the Minikahda Club.