FRANKFORT, Ill. – The Purdue University Northwest women’s golf team captured their first tournament title of the season with a first-place finish in Friday’s PNW Fall Classic.
The Pride shot a field-best 381 to top Governors State University by 76 strokes in the two-team event, which featured 18 holes at Green Garden Country Club.
Freshman Lauren Bailey (Wanatah, Ind./Lacrosse) led the way, capturing medalist honors with a score of 90 (+18) in the 11-player field. PNW classmate Darian Smith (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores)was right behind her with a 91 and PNW’s Meaghan Spalla (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) was third with a 93, good for 21 over par.
Senior Cassidy Deno (Otterbein, Ind./Benton Central), competing in her first-ever golf event, carded a 107 to tie for seventh place to round out the PNW scoring.
For the event, Bailey hit eight pars, Spalla and Smith had five and Deno recorded one.
The Pride return to action Sept. 30-Oct. 1 when they compete in the two-day Bethel Pilot Invitational in South Bend, Ind.