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Women’s Golf Wraps Up Fall in Wilmington, North Carolina

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue Women’s Golf traditionally closes its fall season with the Landfall Tradition in Wilmington, North Carolina (October 28-30). The Boilermakers, who have attended the event every season since 2011, join 17 other teams for a weekend at the Country Club of Landfall.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

  • Friday, October 28: Round 1 (start times begin at 8:30am ET)
  • Saturday, October 29: Round 2 (start times begin at 8:30am ET)
  • Sunday, October 30: Round 3 (8:45 a.m. ET Shotgun Start)

THE PREPARATION
Momo Sugiyama – Sun. (10:45 p.m. ET from #1)

  • Ranked 86th in Golfstat’s national ranking
  • Has led Purdue as a boilermaker in all three tournaments, including a fourth-place finish (75-74-69-218) at the Windy City Collegiate Classic
  • Leads the team in scoring average (71.67), birdies (30) and pars (107).
  • Has lowest score in six rounds out of nine this season, including three rounds in the 60s
  • She tied for 21st in her Purdue debut and led the Boilermakers in the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship with a 1-over-214 (73-73-68).
  • This was her fourth appearance as Boilermaker but entered her 15th collegiate tournament
  • Transferred to Purdue after earning First Team All-Big West honors as a freshman in Hawaii
  • Set new Hawaii single-season records for batting average (73.4), par-or-better rounds (13), birdies (85), and 54-hole score (211).
  • Top 10 in nine of 13 tournaments during her collegiate career

Danielle du Toit – Sr. (10:36 p.m. ET from #1)

  • Preseason B1G award winner
  • Her 38th appearance as Boilermaker, the most on the team, and her third in the Landfall tradition
  • Tie for best team performance at Illini Invitational, 26th place in 3-under (72-67-74-218)
  • Her 67 (-5) in the second round of the Illini Invitational hit a career low and was a Boilermaker’s best round of the season; It was also her 100th lap at Purdue
  • Won a men’s tournament in the summer and made her way to 5th place on the IGA Challenge Tour at Akasia Golf Club in her native South Africa
  • Led Purdue at the 2022 NCAA Stanford Regional and placed 14th with a season-low 215 (71-73-71).
  • Received second-team All-Big Ten honors as a freshman in the 2018-19 season

Jocelyn Bruch – R-So. (10:27am ET from #1)

  • Her 14th appearance as Boilermaker, including fourth of the season
  • He posted a career-best 70 (-2) in the second round of the Illini Invitational before leading the Boilermakers with a 1-over-73 in the final round
  • Played in 10 tournaments last season and averaged 76.52 shots
  • She finished ninth at the Michigan PGA Women’s Open in the summer of 2022, competing against pros. Her performance featured a hole-in-one during the opening round
  • Started last spring with a 3-0 in Big Ten match play and helped Purdue finish second
  • 2021-22 Academic All-Big Ten

Ashley Kozlowski – Jr. (10:18 am ET from #1)

  • Preseason B1G award winner
  • She is playing in her 20th tournament as Boilermaker
  • She placed 24th (75-73-76-224) at the competitive Windy City Collegiate Classic, her 2022-23 debut.
  • Recorded an average of 75.06 shots over 12 tournaments last season
  • Led Purdue in birdies (86) and pars (379) during the 2021-22 season
  • Twice in the top 10 as a sophomore, both in sixth place (Illini Invitational, Indiana Invitational)
  • 2021-22 Academic All-Big Ten

Daniela Ballesteros – Sr. (10:09 am ET from #1)

  • Her debut of the season and her 13th career appearance as a boilermaker
  • A season ago, he played in seven tournaments and averaged 77.65 shots
  • At last season’s Columbia Classics, she finished tied for 34th as an individual (79-74-153), a career-best finish
  • Helped Purdue finish second at the 2022 Big Ten Match Play and win 2-1 in their three games
  • Between fall and spring he won the 2022 South American Amateur Open in Ecuador
  • 2021-22 Academic All-Big Ten

THE FIELD (Rankings – Golfstat)

Alabama
#11 Duke
#18 State of Florida
Furman
Maryland
Michigan
State of Michigan
NC state
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Purdue

#9 San Jose State
#4 South Carolina
Tennessee
UCF
UNCW (hosts)
Virginia Tech
#2 Guard Forest

OF COURSE

  • The tournament takes place on the Country Club of Landfall’s Dye Course, a par 72 layout measuring 6,150 yards.
  • The Country Club of Landfall features 45 holes of championship golf designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus.
  • The Country Club of Landfall hosted the 1995 and 2010 NCAA Division I Championships.

HISTORY OF THE TOURNAMENT

  • Every year since 2011, the Boilermakers have closed their fall season in Landfall Tradition.
  • Purdue has won two of the 19 editions of the tournament, winning team titles in the 2005–06 and 2011–12 seasons.
  • Last season, the Boilermakers finished 13th in a field of 18 teams, led by a fourth-place finish in singles Kan Bunnabodee.
  • Two boilermakers have landfall experience. Danielle du Toit makes her third appearance while Ashley Kozlowski is playing in the tournament for the second time.

BOILERS GO LOW

  • The Boilermakers delivered a spectacular second round at the Illini Invitational (Oct. 10). Purdue fired an 11-under 277 at Medinah Country Club, the second-lowest round in school history and just two shots from the program record.
  • Danielle du Toit and Momo Sugiyama led Purdue with laps in the 60s. Du Toit hit her career low at 67(-5), while Sugiyama hit her best round of the year at 68(-4).
  • Jocelyn Bruch added a career low of 70(-2) while Ashley Kozlowski rounded off the team ranking with a straight par 72.

MO BIRDS

  • Second year change Momo Sugiyamathe first signer of Zack Byrdhas made an instant impression since joining Hawaii’s Boilermakers and has led Purdue in all three fall tournaments so far.
  • Last time out, she placed 26th at the Illini Invitational, which included a 68 (-4) for her team-leading third round in the ’60s this season; The 68 also achieved her lowest round as a boilermaker.
  • The Australian advanced Purdue at the Windy City Collegiate Classic to finish fourth against a competitive field. Her final round of 69 (-3) included seven birdies.
  • Sugiyama has posted a team-high 30 birdies this season while also leading the Boilermakers in pars (107).
  • She also had the lowest score at the season-opening Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Classic with a 1-over-214 (73-73-68) that had a final round at 68.

THE BYRD ERA IS ON

  • Following the retirement of legendary coach Devon Brouse Zack Byrd was named the new head coach of Purdue Women’s Golf.
  • Byrd, one of the top recruiters in the country, moved to West Lafayette after four seasons at Ole Miss.
  • Byrd helped the Rebels win the 2021 NCAA National Championship, the first women’s national championship in Ole Miss history.
  • Before beginning his coaching career, Byrd spent 10 years as a professional golfer; His career included an appearance at the 2011 US Open and qualifying for the final stage of the PGA Tour Q School.
  • Byrd set Lauren Guiao as assistant coach; Guiao transitioned to coaching and returned to the program after competing in 20 tournaments in her Purdue career (2017-21).

PRE-SEASON B1G HONORS

  • A trio of Boilermakers were named Big Ten Preseason Women’s Golf Honorees, the conference bureau announced ahead of the season. Kan Bunnabodee, Danielle du Toit and Ashley Kozlowski received the recognition.
  • Bunnabodee was named a First Team All-Big Ten a season ago, becoming the first Boilermaker to finish in the league’s first team since 2018. She will miss the fall due to injury.
  • Du Toit is the veteran of the group and has played more than 100 rounds as Boilermaker; She played her best golf late last spring and is looking to continue that momentum into her senior season.
  • Kozlowski played in 12 team-high tournaments in the 2021-22 season; The Littleton, Colorado native led the Boilermakers in birdies (86) and pars (379) all season.

MISSING BUNNABODEE

  • Purdue is going through the fall campaign with the 2022 First Team All-B1G golfer Kan Bunnabodee absent due to injury.
  • Bunnabodee, the first Boilermaker to receive first-team honors since 2018, has missed all of the fall after undergoing surgery over the summer.

CONTINUE ON THE TEE

  • The Boilermakers are closing the book on the fall and 2022, flipping the calendar to 2023 and returning to the competition in February.
  • Purdue begins the spring roster at the Tulane Classic in New Orleans (February 12-14), the first of six tournaments preparing the Boilermakers for the Big Ten Championship and postseason game.

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