Sophomore Annie Brophy carries a 74.67 stroke average into the Wolverine Invitational.

Irish In 10th Place After Second Round Of Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational

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 For additional information, log on to 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)

Notre Dame Scores (36-hole totals): 7t. Noriko Nakazaki 150 (75-75), 28t. Annie Brophy 157 (78-79), 37t. Kristin Wetzel 159 (80-79), 57t. Lisa Maunu 163 (81-82), 64t. Julie Kim 164 (82-82)