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Purdue Women's Golf In Fifth Place After One Round At NCAAs

Purdue is seeking its second National Championship in four years.

Yes, it is only women's golf, but Purdue has a chance to be a National Champion, so I will cover it. The ladies are taking part in their 14th consecutive NCAA meet and once again, are doing well. After winning the event in 2010 and finishing as runner-up in 2011 Purdue is seeking another National title.

They are off to a great start too, as they are tied for 5th with No. 8 rated UCLA headed into today's second round.

The daily leaderboard can be tracked here, but after one day there was a major surprise. No. 48 rated San Jose State, the lowest ranked team int he 24-team field, shocked everyone by firing a 4-under par round to lead after day 1. The rest of the top five was the usual suspected with No. 1 USC, No. 2 Alabama, and No. 3 Duke all just behind. USC was tied with San Jose State, while Duke was two strokes back and Alabama was four strokes back. Purdue and UCLA were five strokes back in fifth place with Stanford and Oklahoma also close.

Paula Reto and Aurora Kahn led Purdue with a 1-under par 71 on Tuesday. Laura Gonzalez-Escallon was even par, while Kishi Sinha had the No., 4 score at 3-over par. Reto and Kahn were tied for 6th on the individual leaderboard. Reto and Gonzalez-Escallon were part of the 2010 National championship team too.