Women’s Golf Nearly Wins Back-To-Back Titles


The Boiling Point: Purdue followed its national title from a year ago with a second-place finish in the women’s golf championships.

There’s zero doubt that Purdue’s women’s golf team has more than made a name for itself in the past two seasons. After being the first cold-weather school to win a national title last year, the Boilers took second place at the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship over the weekend.

Purdue trailed by seven strokes heading into the final round of play, but the Boilers took the lead in the fourth round only to see UCLA win by four strokes on Saturday. The Bruins won at 21-over.

"“When those last couple of groups came up here and you look over at UCLA’s team and they (have) arms around each other and they know they’re a couple of shots ahead, then our girls have their chins down with those last couple of girls putting for those birdies it’s a different deal,” Purdue coach Devon Brouse said."

Purdue’s Laura Gonzalez-Escallon (71) finished third at 2 under.

"“I played quite well but my putts weren’t falling and I didn’t make enough birdies,” Gonzalez-Escallon said. “I hit it really close and put pressure on Tiffany Lua but sometimes I couldn’t make it. So I’m happy and disappointed because I know I could have done better.”"