Nov. 2, 2005
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Notre Dame women’s golf team registered a 10th-place finish in the Las Vegas Founders Collegiate Showdown at the par 72, 6,207-yard Anthem Country Club. For the tournament the Irish shot a 30-over par 894 (299-295-300). This marked the second tournament of the season in which all three Fighting Irish rounds were at or under 300.
UCLA dominated the 16-team field by posting a 24-under par 840 (279-285-276) for the tournament. The Bruins, who are third nationally in the golfstat.com rankings, fired a tournament-best 12-under par 276 during Wednesday’s final round. UCLA’s Hannah Jun won the individual title with a 10-under par 206 (70-70-66). Her third round score of 66 (-6) was the low-mark of the week.
The field featured six teams that are in the top-25 of the golfstat.com rankings, including three of the top-five squads (UCLA #3, Pepperdine #4, Arkansas #5). The Irish are currently in 35th-place in the rankings.
Notre Dame sophomore Jane Lee (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif./Peninsula) collected the first team-leading effort of her collegiate career by carding a one-over par 217 (74-73-70), including a two-under par 70 on Wednesday, which ties a career-low mark. She placed in a tie for 16th overall.
Junior Noriko Nakazaki (Hanover Park, Ill./Hoffman Estates) fired a seven-over par 224 (72-75-77) and tied for 38th, while her Notre Dame teammate Katie Brophy (Spokane, Wash./Gonzaga Prep) was two shots behind her after carding rounds of 75, 75 and 76 to tie for 44th.
Fighting Irish senior Lauren Gebauer (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) tallied a 227 (78-72-77) to place in a tie at 48th and freshman Lisa Maunu (St. Thomas, Ontario/Parkside Collegiate Institute) posted a 245 (82-80-83) to wind up tied at 77th overall.
The Fighting Irish do not have much time off, as they will return to the course on Monday, Nov. 7 at the Lady Jaguar Invitational in Augusta, Ga. The two-day event at the Forest Hills Golf Club will be the final tournament of the fall for Notre Dame. For additional information please log on to und.com or call the Notre Dame athletics hotline at (574) 631-3000.
Las Vegas Founders Collegiate Showdown (Anthem Country Club Golf Course – Las Vegas, Nev., Par 72, 6,207-yards)
Top-10 Team Scores (Final 54-hole totals): 1. UCLA 840 (279-285-276), 2. Kent State 867 (288-299-280), 3. Pepperdine 870 (288-291-291), 4. Arizona 872 (285-291-296), 5. UNLV 874 (291-290-293), 6. Arkansas 882 (294-295-293), 7. SMU 883 (307-285-291), 8t. Missouri 892 (299-301-292), 8t. Oregon 892 (292-303-297), 10. Notre Dame 894 (299-295-300)
Top-54 Golfers (Final 54-hole totals): 1. Hannah Jun (UCLA) 206 (70-70-66), 2. Jane Park (UCLA) 208 (68-71-69), 3t. Chelsea Benton (Colorado State) 210 (69-67-74), 3t. Tiffany Joh (UCLA) 210 (70-71-69)
Other Notre Dame Scores (Final 54-hole totals): 16t. Jane Lee 217 (74-73-70), 38t. Noriko Nakazaki 224 (72-75-77), 44t. Katie Brophy 226 (75-75-76), 48t. Lauren Gebauer 227 (78-72-77), 77t. Lisa Maunu 245 (82-80-83).
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