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Purdue Women’s Golf Misses Match Play NCAA Finals

Purdue has a terrible day to miss the match play finals.

Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue's women's golf team got everything it needed to reach the match play finals today. They started the day in 6th place and within a few strokes of third. Duke had an awful day in the top two to fall back to the pack. Unfortunately, of the 15 teams that made the final round before the top 8 finishers reached the match play championships, Purdue had the worst day.

Purdue had their poorest round of the four at the championships, firing a 23 over par to fall six places to a 12th place finish. It is still a solid finish given their No. 31 national ranking prior to the NCAAs,  but they fell short of the top 8 by eight strokes after a terrible day.

Purdue's best finisher was Marta Martin, as the freshman was +13 for the tournament and finished tied for 25th. She was plus 4 for the day after double-bogeying each of the last two holes. Linn Andersson finished tied for 38th at +17 and was +8 for the day, Purdue's lowest score. Aurora Kan, Purdue's lone senior, was +19 for the tournament, while August Kim was +26 and Anna Appert Lund was +27.

While it was a disappointing finish after today's start, Andersson and Martin both had very promising freshman campaigns and Kim was a sophomore. This is a group that will enter next season with high expectations.