PITTSBURGH –Purdue Women’s Golf is looking to capture the seventh conference title in program history, opening it at Fox Chapel Golf Club for the Big Ten Championship (April 22-24). Six Boilermakers begin 54 holes in stroke play, scheduled for one round per day beginning Friday morning (April 22).

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Friday, April 22: Round 1 (Starting times from 9:24 a.m.)
Saturday, April 23: Rounds 2 (Starting times from 9:24 a.m.)
Sunday, April 24: Round 3 (start times to be determined)

RANGE
Danielle du Toit – Sr. (10:09 from #1)

  • Make his 32nd appearance as a Boilermaker, the second most for the team, including his third B1G Championship appearance
  • Last time tied for seventh at the Indiana Invitational (71-78-73—222), his best result of the season and the fourth top 10 of his career
  • Produced the low round four times this season, including a 73 in the final round of the Windy City Classic at the tough Westmoreland Club (Oct. 6)
  • One of four Boilermakers to record an eagle this season
  • Earned All-Big Ten second-team honors as a rookie during the 2018–19 season

Kan Bunnabodee – Jr. (10 a.m. from #1)

  • Ranked 67th nationally by Golfstat and 73rd by Golfweek
  • Leads the team in stroke average (72.67), team low round (9), and rounds in the 60s (2)
  • Making his seventh appearance of the 2021-22 season and 17th of his career
  • In his spring debut, tied for 16th at the ICON Invitational (February 21-22) with a team best 2 under 214 (70-74-70)
  • Finished in the top 10 in two of four fall tournaments, including a career-best fourth at Landfall Tradition (Oct. 29-31)
  • Tied for seventh at the Samuel P. Golden Invitational (Sept. 13-14) with a career-low 9-under 207 (69-66-72), the third-lowest 54-hole total in franchise history school

Ashley Kozlowski – So. (9:51 on #1)

  • Making his 15th appearance as a Boilermaker and his 10th of the season
  • Leads Purdue in birdies (67), pars (275) and rounds in the 60s (2) this season
  • Last time on course, paced Boilermakers at Indiana Invitational (72-73-75—220) to place a career-best sixth
  • Tied for 23rd at the ICON Invitational (February 21-22) with an even 216 (69-76-71)
  • Produced the best 54-hole score in three tournaments, while leading the Boilermakers in eight individual rounds
  • Paced Purdue at the Illini Invitational (October 11-12), tied for sixth with a career-best 211 that included another personal best, a 4-under 68 in the final round

Inez Wanamarta – Sr. (9:42 a.m. on No. 1)

  • Make his 45th appearance as a Boilermaker, which includes 119 rounds of stroke play during his Purdue career; both are team tops
  • Holds a season-high 73.83 shot average, second-best on the team
  • Led Purdue at the Columbia Classic (February 13-14), tied for eighth (75-72-73—220) for his best result of the season
  • Started the spring by going 3-0 in the Big Ten Match Play, helping Purdue finish second
  • Two-time All-Big Ten winner (first team – 2018, second team – 2019), including being named the 2018 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
  • Earned medalist honors at the Minnesota Invitational to kick off the 2017-18 season, shooting a 206 (-10) to tie the school record for 54 holes

Jocelyn Bruch – R-Fr. (9:33 on #1)

  • Compete in his ninth event of the year, averaging 76.45 strokes, after going redshirt last season
  • Last time out, placed 29th at the Indiana Invitational (81-77-76—234) for her best finish as a Boilermaker
  • Started the spring by going 3-0 in the Big Ten Match Play, helping Purdue finish second
  • Shot a 2-under 70 to lead the Boilermakers in the final round of the Sam Golden Invitational (Sept. 13-14)
  • Won the Indiana High School Athletic Association State Championship in 2018

Daniela Ballesteros – Jr. (9:24 on issue 1)

  • Tied for 34th at the Columbia Classic as an individual (79-74—153), the best result of his career
  • Make his 12th appearance as a Boilermaker, including his second in the Big Ten Championship and sixth of the spring
  • Between fall and spring, won the South American Amateur Open in Ecuador
  • Played in one tournament during the Fall Slate, starting with the Windy City Classic (Oct 4-5)
  • Appeared in two tournaments as a rookie before doubling that number to four as a sophomore; both seasons were shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic

THE COURSE (Golfstat Rankings)

Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Maryland
#18 Michigan
state of michigan
Minnesota
Nebraska
North West
ohio state
Penn State
Purdue

Rutgers
Wisconsin

THE LESSON

Fox Chapel Golf Club is Pittsburgh’s premier family club and one of the best in the country. The par-71 course will play to 6,045 yards when the conference championship is up for grabs. Designed by Seth Raynor, the course opened in 1923. Nearly a century later, Fox Chapel has spent 2020 under restoration. The restoration included the construction of 97 new bunkers in shapes as seen on the original 1923 course; sand lines, mowing lines, green shapes, fairway widths have been restored to Raynor’s original design. The golf course is consistently ranked among the Top 100 Classic Courses by Golfweek Magazine, Pennsylvania’s Top 10 Courses by LINKSmagazine, Golfweek’s Best Private Courses 2020 State-by-State, Pennsylvania’s Best Golf Courses by Golf Digest, Top 10 Seth Raynor Courses by LINKSmagazine.com, and Top 100 Golf Clubs in the World by Links Magazine. The championship layout hosted the 2002 Curtis Cup and the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Senior Players Championships.

NATIONALLY RANKING PURDUE

The Boilermakers enter the tournament ranked 43rd in Golfstat’s national rankings, while being 46th according to Golfweek. Purdue is the fourth-highest-ranked team in this week’s field behind 18th Michigan, Illinois (26th) and Michigan State (34th).

LAST TIME ON LINKS

Behind a pair of top 10’s Ashley Kozlowski and Danielle du Toit, Purdue placed third at the Indiana Invitational (300-301-298—899). The Boilermakers matched their best result in stroke play this season, alongside a third-place finish at the Illini Invitational in October. Kozlowski placed sixth in solo, matching her best result of the season as well as her Boilermaker career. She recorded nine birdies throughout the tournament, the third-highest number of 68, including three in her final round. Du Toit shot a 73rd final round that propelled her into the top 10, a tie for seventh to lock in her best showing of the 2021-22 campaign.

B1G BOILERMAKER SUCCESS

Purdue was one of the most successful programs in Big Ten history. The Boilermakers have won six conference championships and nine medals. All six Big Ten championships Purdue has won have been under the head coach Devon Brouse. Purdue won its six titles in 14 years (2000-13), including a hat-trick from 2008 to 2010. The lowest individual scores in conference championship history were by the Boilermakers. Laura Gonzalez-Escallon holds the lowest 72-hole course with a 280 (71-70-70-69) in 2010. Also that year, Purdue broke the team record 72 holes to win her third consecutive Big Ten (289-292-294-294—1,158) In 2016, August Kim set the best 54-hole mark at 207 (69-71-67). Since 2012, the Big Ten Championship has been governed by a 54-hole stroke play format.

PURDUE WORLDWIDE

Boilermakers come from all over the world. For this weekend’s Big Ten Championship, the Purdue lineup is made up of golfers from five different countries: Indonesia (Inez Wanamarta), Peru (Daniela Ballesteros), South Africa (Danielle du Toit), Thailand (Kan Bunnabodee) and the United States (Jocelyn Bruch, Ashley Kozlowski)

THE INEZ EXPERIENCE

In her fifth season as a Boilermaker, Inez Wanamarta brings veteran leadership to a team looking to return to a seventh consecutive NCAA Regional. The native of Surabaya, Indonesia played 119 rounds for the Old Gold and Black, while tallying 44 tournaments in her career. She started as the 2018 Big Ten Freshman of the Year before earning all-league honors for the second time as a sophomore. With his junior season cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the start of the 2021 season pushed back to the spring, Wanamarta has been granted an extra year of eligibility and is looking to make the most of it as his career at the Purdue Golf is winding down.

A SPRING ESSENTIAL

After a red shirt year, Jocelyn Bruch has become a mainstay of the Purdue lineup. The Carmel, Indiana native has started for the Boilermakers in eight of the team’s 10 tournaments this season, including all six spring tournaments. Bruch fired the low round on the day three times, and she is one of four Boilermakers to record an eagle in the 2021-22 campaign. Bruch remains in the lineup for the Big Ten Championship, making his seventh straight appearance.

NEXT ON THE TEE

Purdue hopes to end its Big Ten championship season, leading to a trip to an NCAA regional (May 9-11). The Boilermakers are looking to make their seventh straight finish in the region. Purdue has qualified for an NCAA regional in 23 of the last 24 opportunities, missing out only in 2014 (the 2020 championships were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

BOILERMAKER UPDATES

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