If the tournament were to end today, the Wildcats would claim the eight and final spot necessary to advance to the NCAA Championships.
Leading the Wildcats in the individual category was Adriana Zwanck who posted a first round score of 73 (+1) and is tied for 13th place. After bogeying the 15th hole, Zwanck was able to birdie back-to-back holes and keep herself in the top 15.
“Obviously we are not where we wanted to be after today, but I’m not sure if we ever get off to a great start,” said head coach Greg Allen. “Tomorrow is going to be our most important day of the year. We need to take care of business and give ourselves a shot on Saturday.”
Playing on her home course,
Purdue posted a one-over-par 289 and sits in third place, followed by
Only one stroke separates
“I think there were some nerves today, anytime you have four freshmen playing in their first West Regional ever there are bound to be some nerves. We just need to stay mentally tough and we’ll be aright,” Allen said.
In accordance with the NCAA rules, the top eight teams at each regional will advance to the NCAA Championships, May 23-26, in
Round two of the 2006 NCAA West Regional will begin tomorrow morning with tee times starting at 8:30 a.m.
Top 5 Teams
T1. UCLA 288 (E) T13. Adriana Zwanck 73 (+1)
3. Purdue 289 (+1) T39. Cassandra Kirkland 76 (+4)