Wilmington - article courtesy UNCW - Eighth-ranked Purdue held off a furious charge by No. 4 Southern Cal to capture the 2010 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship Friday at the Country Club of Landfall's Pete Dye Course.
The Boilermakers finished the 72-hole event with a total of one-over-par 284-294-280-295=1153 to claim their first national title with a one-stroke decision over the Trojans. USC ended the event with a two-over-par 282-288-295-289=1154 scorecard while seventh-ranked Alabama claimed third just four shots off the pace at 289-288-294-286=1157.
Oklahoma State sophomore Caroline Hedwall carded a four-under-par 68 for the second straight round to capture individual medalist honors with a 12-under-par total of 70-70-68-68=276. Third-round leader Jennifer Johnson of Arizona State took second with an eight-under-par 67-70-70-73=280. Purdue junior Maude-Aimee LeBlanc (67-73-70-71=281) and Auburn junior Cydney Clanton (72-71-72-66=281) tied for third at seven-under-par.
LSU junior and individual entry Megan McChrystal set an NCAA championship record with an eight-under-par 64 in her final round Friday, eclipsing the old mark of 65 set by four players on five previous occasions.
The Coach's Corner will have even more coverage from the tournament on Sunday morning. That's 11:30am on Sunday on WWAY.