GLENVIEW, Ill. - UNC Greensboro's Erica Creed carded a final round 71 to lead the Spartans to a final round 301 and a 10th place finish in the Windy City Collegiate Classic at Glen Club hosted by Northwestern University.
Creed, a junior from Kernersville, N.C., bounced back from two rounds of 77 on Monday to card a one-under par round on Tuesday. She finished tied for 26th place overall at 225.
Purdue, which had a huge lead entering the day after an opening round 279 on Monday morning, coasted to the team championship with a score of 860. The Boilermakers, the top-ranked team in the Golfstat rankings, won by 14 shots over Tulane. UNCG tied for 10th place in the strong field, alongside TCU with a score of 906.
Purdue's Maude-Aimee LeBlanc held on for the one-shot victory. After rounds of 68 and 69 on Monday, she shot a 74 on Tuesday and held on by the slimmest of margins over Michigan's Ashley Bauer, who nearly charged to a title with a 69 on Tuesday.
The Spartans return to action on Sunday, October 18, when they begin play at the Lady Pirate Invitational.
TEAM SCORING: Purdue 860, Tulane 874, Arizona 885, Northwestern 890, Notre Dame 890, New Mexico 895, Michigan 895, Iowa State 899, UNLV 900, UNCG 906, TCU 906, Illinois 907, Oklahoma 911, East Carolina 915, UNC Wilmington 933.
Top 10: 1. Maude-Aimee LeBlanc (Purdue) 68-69-74=211; 2. Ashley Bauer (Michigan) 71-72-69=212; 3. Linn Gustafsson (Tulane) 69-74-70=213; 4. Junthima Gulyanamitta (Purdue) 71-70-73=214; 5. Becca Hunter (Notre Dame) 74-70-72=216; T-6. Annie Brophy (Notre Dame) 69-73-75=217; T-6. Laura Gonzalez Esca (Purdue) 70-74-73=217; T-6. Jodi Ewart (New Mexico) 72-71-74=217; T-9. Janine Fellows (Tulane) 78-71-69=218; T-9. Lauren Weaver (Northwestern) 72-75-71=218; T-9. Ellen Mueller (Oklahoma) 73-72-73=218.
Other UNCG Golfers: T-26. Erica Creed 77-77-71=225; T-35. Courtney Taylor 72-78-77=227; T-42. Sofia Aidemark 75-75-78=228; T-60. Annelie Weimenhog 82-76-75=233; T-62. Lauren Smith 82-71-82=235.
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