Oct. 21, 2007
GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Notre Dame women’s golf team fired a 294 during the third and final round of the Lady Paladin Invitational on Sunday to finish second at the 18-team tournament with a 910 (311-305-294) total. Freshman So-Hyun Park (Seoul, South Korea/Bradenton Prep (FL)) notched her second team-leading effort of the season for the Irish as she finished in a three-way tie for seventh with a nine-over par 225 (80-72-73). TCU captured the team title with an 896 at the par-72, 6,288-yard Furman University Golf Course.
UNC-Wilmington’s Carmen Perez-Narbon took the individual crown as she made up a four-shot deficit on Laura Jansone from East Tennessee State by posting a tournament-best three-under par 69 on Sunday. Perez-Narbon finished with a one-over par 217, while Jansone was second out of the 96-golfer field with a 219.
Notre Dame entered play on Sunday tied for fourth, 19 shots in back of TCU. The six-over par total from the Fighting Irish on Sunday was the low round of the tournament from any team in the field. Park and her classmate Katie Conway (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) both paced the Irish with one-over par 73 totals during the third round. Conway finished in 11th place with an 11-over par 227 (75-79-73).
“We showed up today,” said Notre Dame head coach Susan Holt, whose team had won the first four tournaments of the season. “We needed to play well today and we did.”
Fighting Irish sophomore Kristin Wetzel (Middletown, N.Y./Hilton Head Prep (SC)) carded a two-over par 74 on Sunday to finish with a 54-hole total of 230 (81-75-74) and among a three-way tie for 17th. Junior Lisa Maunu (St. Thomas, Ontario/Parkside Collegiate Institute) concluded the event with a 16-over par 232 (75-80-77) and among a four-way tie for 23rd. Maunu shot a five-over par 77 during the final round.
Annie Brophy (Spokane, Wash./Gonzaga Prep) fired her best round of the tournament, a two-over par 74, on Sunday. The sophomore finished the event tied for 49th with a 237 (84-79-74).
“I’m glad that we got better each day,” commented Holt. “Our confidence is back up and we’ll be ready for the next tournament. Everyone is going to have to show up all three days and not just one.”
Full results of the Lady Paladin Invitational can be found on www.furmanpaladins.com.
Notre Dame will continue its fall break trip at the Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The event will take place Oct. 26-28 at the North River Yacht Club. That will mark the last tournament for the Irish during the fall portion of their 2007-08 slate. For additional information please log on to und.com or call the Notre Dame athletics hotline at (574) 631-3000.
Lady Paladin Invitational (Furman University Golf Course – Greenville, S.C., Par 72, 6,288 yards)
Final Team Scores (54-hole totals): 1. TCU 896 (300-297-299), 2. Notre Dame 910 (311-305-294), 3. East Tennessee State 912 (299-305-308), 4. UNC Wilmington 920 (311-311-298), 5. Louisville 922 (310-310-302), 6. UNC Greensboro 923 (307-309-307), 7. Augusta State 924 (309-304-311), 8. Coastal Carolina 929 (310-307-312), 9. Northwestern 930 (309-311-310), 10. Winthrop 931 (320-303-308), 11. Mississippi State 932 (313-311-308), 12. Furman 935 (313-324-298), 13. Minnesota 936 (316-313-307), 14t. South Florida 940 (312-314-314), 14t. Mississippi 940 (314-316-310), 16. Memphis 948 (313-318-317), 17. Kennesaw State 960 (323-319-318), 18. Wofford 965 (330-319-316)
Top-5 Golfers (of 96): 1. Carmen Perez-Narbon (UNCW) 217 (70-78-69), 2. Laura Jansone (ETSU) 219 (71-73-75), 3. Valentine Derrey (TCU) 221 (73-74-74), 4. Prisela Campbell (TCU) 222 (74-73-75), 5. Jenny Calkins (Louisville) 223 (77-74-72)