We are taking a short, short break from Caleb Swanigan Watch part Deux to discuss a couple of Purdue squads that were NCAA Tournament action today.
For the 15th time in 16 years the women's golf program will compete in the NCAA Championships. A stellar second round had Purdue in second place going into today's final round in the South bend Regional, but Purdue slipped into a tie for fifth place with their worst round of the three. Fortunately, that was still enough to advance as the top six teams move on to the National Finals.
The Boilers were the No. 9 seed in the regional, so they exceeded their expectations by making it back to the finals. The Championships are in two weeks in Bradenton, Florida, and as we know, Purdue can do some serious damage once there. August Kim finished 8th individually with a +2 for the weekend.
Purdue faced No. 20 Duke at the University of Georgia today in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and fell 4-1. Natalia Davila and Lynda Xepoleas secured Purdue's only point on the day as Purdue lead early 1-0, but Duke took four singles points to clinch the overall victory. Deborah Suarez and Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum were leading their singles points when the match was clinched by Duke.