Oct. 3, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame women’s golf team shot a final round 302 (+16) on Sunday to win the William K. Warren Irish Invitational at the Warren Golf Course as the Irish finished with a 54-hole total of 905 (+41). Freshman Nicole Zhang (Calgary, Alberta/Bishop Carroll) tied for second with a 218 (+2) 54-hole total.
The Irish finished five-strokes ahead of Kent State (910/+46) and also outlasted Ohio State who finished third at 921 (+57). Sunday’s victory marked the second straight tournament win for the Irish. Last weekend Notre Dame captured the Mary Fossum Invitational in East Lansing, Mich., by holding off the same Kent State squad.
The last time the Irish won back-to-back tournaments was during the 2007-08 season when the team opened the season winning the Cougar Classic, Cardinal Cup and Wolverine Invite. That same year, the team went on to win a program-best five tournaments.
Zhang compiled seven birdies in the final round to post a 70 (-2). Senior So-Hyun Park (Seoul, South Korea/Bradenton (Fla.) Preparatory Academy) concluded the tournament posting a 77 (+5) to finish 12th overall, totaling 229 (+13). Junior Becca Huffer (Denver, Colo./Littleton) was the next Irish finisher posting a 79 (+7) in the final round for a 231 (+14) at the tournament.
Katie Allare (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier Prep.) improved her final round by five strokes, shooting a 76 (+4) for a combined score of (+20) Freshman Kristina Nhim (Cypress, Calif./Cypress) rounded out the team score with three birdies for a 79 (+7).
Katie Conway (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) competed individually for the Irish. The senior ended the tournament 21st overall, compiling a 79 (+7), 75 (+3) and 79 (+7) in the three rounds.
Notre Dame continues competition Fri., Oct., 8-Sat., Oct.10 at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship at the Fox Den Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn. The tournament is hosted by Tennessee.
William K. Warren Irish Invitational – Notre Dame, Ind., Par 72 – 6,079 yards
Top-Five Team Scores (54-holes): 1. Notre Dame (905/+41); 2. Kent State (910/+46); 3. Ohio State (921/+57); t4. Louisville (925/+61); t4. Michigan (925/+61)
Top-Five Golfers (54-hole scores): 1. Sara-Maude Juneau (Louisville/215); t2. Charlotte Lorentzen (Georgia State/218); t2. Nicole Zhang (Notre Dame/218); 4. Martina Gavier (Kent State/221); 5. Betsie Johnson (Kentucky/223)