Purdue, LeBlanc go back-to-back
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The Purdue women’s golf team blew over the field at the Windy City Collegiate Classic and won its second consecutive tournament Oct. 6.
Purdue junior Maude-Aimee LeBlanc is also flying high after taking her home her second individual victory in a row, leading a team that lost last year’s NCAA individual champion (Maria Hernandez) to graduation.
After opening with a school record-tying 9-under 279 in Monday morning’s first round, the Boilermakers cruised to a 14-shot victory over Tulane at the Glen Club in Glenview, Ill.
Purdue, which last week cruised to a 13-shot victory at the Lady Northern Invitational, followed with rounds of 285 and 296 for a 4-under 860 total. Tulane finished second at 874 and Arizona third another 11 shots back.
After opening with 68-69 on Day 1, Leblanc closed with 74 for a 5-under 211 total to hold one for a one-shot victory over Michigan’s Ashley Bauer. Linn Gustafsson of Tulane finished third another shot back.
Last week, LeBlanc, the reigning Big Ten champion, shot rounds of 68-72-70 to finish at 6-under 210 and win the Lady Northern.
Purdue finished second in their season-opener at the Mary Fossum Invitational, but LeBlanc didn’t play for Purdue that week because she was playing in the Canadian Women’s Open.
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