KENNESAW, Ga. – The Purdue women’s golf team opened play in strong fashion at the Henssler Financial Intercollegiate, hosted by Kennesaw State at Pinetree Country Club on Monday. The Boilermakers are one-under, 575, after 36 holes and own a three-shot lead behind the play of senior August Kim, sophomore Covadonga SanJuan and freshman Micaela Farah.
SanJuan played a pair of outstanding rounds Monday, shooting even-par, 72, over the first 18, and carding a three-under, 69, in the second round to sit tied for third, individually, one shot off the lead. Kim dropped in back-to-back scores of one-under, 71, marking five straight rounds of par or better for the Boilermaker senior, and is tied for fifth at two-under par. Both Kim and SanJuan sank seven birdies on the day.
Farah sits just behind her teammates, tied for eighth place on the individual leaderboard at even par after 36 holes. She shot one-over, 73, on the first 18, and bounced back with a one-under, 71, on the second trip around, carding a team score in 11 straight rounds to open her Boilermaker career. Junior Marta Martin accounted for the fourth and final team score in the first round, shooting one-over, 73, while fellow junior Linn Andersson had the fourth team score in the second round at three-over, 75.
Purdue leads second-place Memphis by three strokes heading into the final day, despite a team round of five-under, 283, from the Tigers in the second round, and No. 13 Kent State sits third at five-over par. Kent State’s Pimnipa Panthong and Maryland’s Panitta Yusabait share the individual lead at four-under, 140, while SanJuan is tied with Memphis’ Leighann Cabush, one stroke back in third.
The final round resumes tomorrow at 9 a.m. ET, as the Boilermakers will open a shotgun start with Memphis, Kent State and Maryland.