Junior Becca Huffer

Irish Finish 11th After Two Rounds At Central District Invitational

Feb. 21, 2011

PARRISH, Fla. – The No. 15 University of Notre Dame women’s golf team concluded the first two rounds of the Central District Invitational in a tie for 11th place with a first round 303 and second round 308, making the Irish +35 Monday at the River Wilderness Course in Parrish, Fla. Freshman Nicole Zhang (Calgary, Alberta/Bishop Carroll) was the top finisher for the Irish, carding a 76 (+4) in the first 18 holes and a 74 (+2) in the second round.

Zhang enters the final round tied for 22nd place against a strong field that consists of six top-25 teams.

Senior So-Hyun Park (Seoul, South Korea/Bradenton Prep Academy) registered a 77 (+5) in the first round before improving her second round total by one stroke (76.) Park ended the day in a tie with teammate Becca Huffer (Denver, Colo./Littleton) for 40th place. Huffer carded a 75 (+1) in the first round and a 78 (+4) in the second round.

Rounding out the Irish scorecard was senior Katie Conway (Wading, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River), who registered a 75 (+3) in the first round followed by an 81 (+9) for a 12-over par 156 and a tie for 53rd place to conclude the first day of the tournament.

No. 4 LSU is currently in first place with a 583 (+7), followed by No. 42 Texas A&M in second place (584/+8) and No. 16 Iowa State in third place, (585/+9). TCU’s No. 99 Brooke Beeler leads the player board with a six-under par 138 after registering a 65 (-9) in the first round and a 73 (-1) in the final 18 holes.

The Central District Invitational concludes Tuesday, Feb. 22. Check back to und.com for the final round recap. Live scoring of the final round is available through www.golfstat.com.

Team Scoring:

1. LSU (+7/293-290-583)

2. Texas A&M (+8/290-294-584)

3. Iowa State (+9/289-296-585)

4. TCU (+11/290-297-587)

5. Kent State (+20/303-293-596)

6. Northwestern (+22/294-304-598)

T7. Michigan State (+27/300-303-603)

T7. Michigan (+27/301-302-603)

9. Ohio State (+29/303-302-605)

10. Minnesota (+31/307-300-607)

T11. Notre Dame (+35/303-308-611)

T11. Arkansas (+35/302-309-611)

13. Indiana (+40/304-312-616)

14. Baylor (+41/303-314-617)

15. Missouri (+58/313-321-634)

Notre Dame Scoring:

T22. Nicole Zhang (+6/76-74-150)

T40. So-Hyun Park (+9/77-76-153)

T40. Becca Huffer (+9/75-78-153)

T53. Katie Conway (+12/75-81-156)

T62. Kristina Nhim (+14/78-80-158)