COLUMBUS, Ohio (WLFI) - The 10th-ranked Purdue women's golf team fell just short of a third-straight tournament title with a second place finish at the Lady Buckeye Invitational in Columbus, Ohio.
The Boilermakers shot a 306 in the third and final round to get edged out by No. 27 Michigan State (308-298-298=904) for the team title.
In the second round, Purdue (310-295-306=911) shot the lowest round of the tournament with a 295. No. 19 Northwestern (310-297-310=917) finished third, while host Ohio State (314-301-304=919) was in fourth place and Indiana (312-311-312=935) claimed the fifth-place spot.
Defending Big Ten Championship medalist Laura Gonzalez-Escallon won the first individual title of her senior season with a 221 on Sunday. The La Hulpe, Belgium, native carded a pair of 73s on Saturday and closed with a 75 in the final round to earn a three-stroke win against Ohio State's Amy Meier (79-72-73=224). It is the fourth career individual tournament championship for Gonzalez-Escallon, including two Big Ten Championships wins.
Teammates Paula Reto and Aurora Kan tied for fifth place.
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