Lisa Maunu notched a team-high three birdies on the third day of play at the Bryan National Collegiate.

Irish Finish Cougar Classic In Eighth Place

Sept. 16, 2008

Hanahan, S.C. –

The women’s golf team concluded day three of the Cougar Classic, shooting a plus-nine (297) for a combined plus-22 mark in the tournament, good for an eighth place finish in the 22 team field. Senior Lisa Maunu (St. Thomas, Ontario/Parkside Collegiate Institute) shot Notre Dame’s low round for the third consecutive day, firing an even-par 72. Maunu’s minus-two finish put her in a tie for ninth place with Alabama’s Kathleen Ekey. Over three seasons, Maunu has played nine rounds at the Cougar Classic, posting a 71.6 stroke average (644 cumulative).

Freshman Becca Huffer (Denver, Colo./Littleton HS) shot a plus-one 73 on day three, putting her at plus-seven in her first collegiate tournament (223), tied for 37th. Also scoring for the Irish on day three was sophomore So-Hyun Park (Seoul, South Korea/Bradenton Prep), who shot a plus-two 74. For the tournament, Park finished at plus-11 (227), tied for 47th. Teammate Annie Brophy (Spokane, Wash./Gonzaga Prep) tied Park’s plus-11 finish, shooting a plus-six 78 on the tournament’s final day.

Rounding out the Irish contingent was junior Kristin Wetzel (Middletown, N.Y./Hilton Head Prep) who, after carding consecutive plus-four rounds, shot a plus-six 78 on day three to finish at plus-15 (231).

Caroline Westrup of Florida State took first-place honors with a minus-10. To win, she shot a minus-six 66 on the final day. The Georgia Bulldogs placed first in team scoring with a minus-six (858). Full results are posted at

The Irish will return to action this weekend when they travel to East Lansing, Michigan to take part in the Mary Fossum Invitational, hosted by Michigan State. The tournament will take place at the Forest Akers West Golf Club on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21.

Cougar Classic (Yeamans Hall Golf Club – Hanahan, S.C. , Par 72, 6,159 Yards)

Team Scores (54-hole totals): 1.Georgia (-6/858), 2. Alabama (-1/863), 3. North Carolina (+8/872), 4. Virginia (+10/874), 5. FSU (+11/875), 6. LSU (+14/878), 7. South Carolina (+18/882), 8. Notre Dame (+22/886), 9. Furman (+28/892), 10. Tulane (+31/895), 11. North Carolina (+37/901),12. Coll. of Charleston (+39/903), 13. Mississippi State (+40/904), 14. Wisconsin (+44/908), 15. Tennessee (+50/914), 16. Mississippi (+55/919), 17. Maryland (+56/920), 18. North Carolina Greensboro (+59/923), 19. Miami (+60/924), 20. South Florida (+66/930), 21. Charleston Southern (+72/936), 22. Richmond (+78/942).

Top-5 Golfers (54-hole totals): 1. Caroline Westrup (-10/206/FSU), 2. Whitney Neuhauser (-8/208/Virginia), 3. Marta Silva (-6/210/Georgia), t4. Mallory Hetzel (-5/211/Georgia), t4. Sydney Crane (-5/211/North Carolina).

Notre Dame Scores (54-hole totals): t9 Lisa Maunu 214, t39 Becca Huffer 223, t47 So-Hyun Park 227, t47 Annie Brophy, t50 Kristin Wetzel 231.