Another golf season is complete and Purdue performed extremely well at the women’s NCAA championships. Poor weather delayed yesterday’s third and final round of stroke play to finish today, but a tough third round saw Purdue fall from seventh after 36 to ninth after 54. The fall is small, but significant, as the top eight teams moved on to match play to decide the National Championship.
Overall Purdue was +41 for the tournament, tied with Illinois for ninth place. Auburn took the eighth and final transfer spot with a +39, and Purdue’s +19 in the final round was the difference as Auburn was +15 in round 3. Texas, Duke, USC, Arkansas, Wake Forest, Arizona, Stanford, and Auburn are your top eight, so Purdue and Illinois are once again the class of the “northern” schools.
Individually, Danielle Du Toit was Purdue’s highest finisher at +6. Her -1 on the final day saw her rise 23 spots. Inez Wanamarta entered the final day in fourth overall, but fell 19 spots to 23rd with a +9 on the final day to finish at +7. Big Ten champion Melati Putri was 36th at +10, so Purdue was remarkably consistent with it stop 3.