March 17, 2007
AUSTIN, Texas – The Notre Dame women’s golf team carded a 315 during Saturday’s second round of the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational at the par-72 University of Texas Golf Club. The Irish will carry a 629 (+53) total into Sunday’s third and final round. Texas resides in first place with a 31-over par 607 (303-304). Noriko Nakazaki (Hanover Park, Ill./Hoffman Estates) shot a team-best three-over par 75 during the second round for the Irish. The senior co-captain enters Sunday in a three-way tie for seventh and 10 shots off the pace.
Three teams are tied for second after 36-holes of play. No. 18 Purdue (307-308), No. 24 Arkansas (306-309) and No. 27 TCU (306-309) all have 615 totals, which places them eight shots in back of the host Longhorns. The Boilermakers are the highest-ranked squad out of the 15-team field.
Texas’ Kelley Louth remains atop the individual leader board as she possesses a 140 (69-71) total. There is a four-way logjam for second among the 86-golfer field. Hannah Burke (Baylor), Maria Hernandez (Purdue), Lucy Nunn (Arkansas) and Andrea Sellmeyer (Oklahoma) all carry a 147 into Sunday. Sellmeyer tied the tournament’s low-round with a three-under par 69 on Saturday.
Annie Brophy (Spokane, Wash./Gonzaga Prep) carded a seven-over par 79 on the day for the Irish and is currently tied for 28th with a 13-over par 157 total. Fellow freshman Kristin Wetzel (Middletown, N.Y./Hilton Head Prep) also fired a 79 and carries a 159 into the final round. She is currently in a tie at 37th place.
Notre Dame’s Lisa Maunu (St. Thomas, Ontario/Collegiate Parkside Institute) and Julie Kim (Bayside, N.Y./Bayside) both registered an 82 during the second round on Saturday. Maunu, a sophomore, has a 163 total and is tied for 57th, while Kim, a freshman, carries a 164 and is in a tie at 64th.
The third and final round of the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational will take place on Sunday. Tee times begin at 8:15 a.m. (CT) from the first and 10th holes. Live results of the tournament are available at Golfstat.com. For additional information, log on to und.com or call the Notre Dame athletics hotline at (574) 631-3000.
Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational
(The University of Texas Golf Club – Austin, Texas. Par 72, 6,290-yards)
Team Scores (36-hole totals): 1. Texas 607 (303-304), 2t. Arkansas 615 (306-309), 2t. TCU 615 (306-309), 2t. Purdue 615 (307-308), 5. Iowa State 618 (314-304), 6. SMU 621 (313-308), 7t. Nebraska 622 (315-307), 7t. Oklahoma 622 (316-306), 9. Baylor 623 (317-306), 10. Notre Dame 629 (314-315), 11. Kansas 632 (323-309), 12t. Iowa 638 (314-324), 12t. Penn State 638 (316-322), 14. Texas (B) 640 (323-317), 15. Minnesota 654 (328-326)
Top-5 Golfers (out of 86) (36-hole totals): 1. Kelley Louth (Texas) 140 (69-71), 2t. Hannah Burke (Baylor) 147 (74-73), 2t. Maria Hernandez (Purdue) 147 (77-70), 2t. Lucy Nunn (Arkansas) 147 (70-77), 2t. Andrea Sellmeyer (Oklahoma) 147 (78-69)