March 14, 2010
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Fighting Irish women’s golf team shot a 300 on the final day of play at the LSU Tiger/Wave Classic to finish in 13th in an impressive 23-team field at the English Turn Golf and Country Club. Senior Annie Brophy (Spokane, Wash./Gonzaga Prep) fired an even-par 72 on the final day of play to lead the Irish.
With her final round 72, Brophy finished tied for 41st (+14/230). Her final day of play included a birdie and bogey to go along with 16 pars. All told, she was one of nine golfers in the 124-player field to record an eagle over the three days of play.
Sophomore Becca Huffer (Denver, Colo./Littleton) turned in a four-over par 76 in her final round of play to finish at eight-over par 224. She had two birdies but was hurt by six bogeys to go with 10 pars. With the tie for 15th, Huffer recorded her seventh consecutive top-15 finish out of seven events of the 2009-10 season.
Junior Katie Conway (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) and senior Kristin Wetzel (Middletown, N.Y./Hilton Head (S.C.) Prep School) matched Huffer’s 76 to round out Notre Dame’s scoring on the day. Conway’s up-and-down day included consecutive birdies on the 11th and 12th, 11 pars, four bogeys and a double. Wetzel had a birdie, 13 pars, three bogeys and a double. Conway finished tied for 58th and Wetzel tied for 74th. Wetzel notched a total of 34 pars over the three days of play, the fifth highest total in the field.
Junior So-Hyun Park (Seoul, South Korea/Bradenton (Fla.)/Preparatory Academy) rounded out the Fighting Irish contingent with a nine-over par 81.
Auburn captured the 2010 LSU Tiger/Wave classic, finishing seven strokes better than TCU. All told, the Irish finished ahead of three teams ranked higher in the most recent Golfstat rankings (Purdue, Tulane and Louisville) and just one shot back of Arkansas.
The Irish return when they tee it up at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational in Austin, Texas on March 26. Check back with UND.com for a complete preview of that three-day event, which will be played at the University of Texas’ Golf Club.
Notre Dame Individual TotalsT15. Huffer (72-76-76-224)T41. Brophy (74-84-72-230)T58. Conway (83-75-76-234)T74. Wetzel (81-80-76-237)T113. Park (86-83-81-250)
Top-10 Team Totals and Notre Dame1. Auburn (+25/889)2. TCU (+32/896)3. Alabama (+33/897)4. LSU (+37/901)5. Virginia (+38/902)6. Tennessee (+41/905)7. Georgia (+42/906)8. North Carolina (+45/909)9. Wake Forest (+48/912)10. Mississippi (+53/917)13. Notre Dame (+60/924)