Becca Huffer is tied for 14th with one round to play at the 2010 Central District Invitational.

Irish In 11th After Two Rounds At The Central District Invitational

Feb. 22, 2010

PARRISH, Fla. – The Fighting Irish women’s golf team opened its 2010 spring season with a first round 310 at the Central District Invitational on Monday morning and followed with a second round 308 in the afternoon session to stand in 14th with one round of play remaining at the River Wilderness Country Club. Sophomore Becca Huffer (Denver, Colo./Littleton) led the Irish with a five-over par 149 two round total to move her into a tie for 14th.

Against a strong field — including seven top-25 ranked teams — Huffer shot a four-over par 76 in the first round. She then took three shots off her first round total to card a second round 73 that included birdies on the second and 11th holes.

Junior Katie Conway (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) had a consistent day for the Irish as she turned in back-to-back four-over par 76’s. Her eight-over par 152 places her in a tie for 30th. She led the Irish squad with six birdies on the day.

Senior co-captains Annie Brophy Spokane (Wash./Gonzaga Prep) and Kristin Wetzel (Middletown, NY/Hilton Head (S.C.) Prep School) each saw both of their rounds counted towards Notre Dame’s team score. Brophy carded an 11-over par 155 mark for the day including an opening round 78. She followed with a 77 in the second round. Wetzel turned in an 18-over par two round total of 162. In the morning session, she carded an 80 and followed with an 82 in the second round.

Junior So-Hyun Park (Seoul, South Korea/Bradenton (Fla.)/Preparatory Academy) rounded out the Irish lineup with a 24-over par 171. She shot an 87 in the first round and followed with an 84 in the afternoon session.

Kelli Shean of Arkansas leads the field with a four-under par 140 total at the Michigan State hosted event, while Florida’s Isabelle Lendlis is one stroke off the pace. Florida leads the field at five-under par, with the next closest team, TCU, standing at 15-over par. The Irish are part of a group of ten teams clustered within 16 shots of each other between 27 and 43 over par.

The Central District Invitational concludes tomorrow, Feb. 23. Check back with for a final round recap. Live scoring of the final round is also available through via the website’s Live Scoring link.

Team Scoring1. Florida (-5/290-281-571)2. TCU (+15/295-296-591)3. Arkansas (+20/303-293-596)T4. LSU (+22/295-303-598)T4. Purdue (+22/295-303-598)6. Texas A&M (+27/295-308-603)T7. Kent State (+29/306-299-605)T7. Ohio State (+29/302-303-605)9. Texas (+30/304-302-606)10. Michigan State (+31/294-313-607)11. South Carolina (+34/301-309-610)12. Northwestern (+36/302-310-612)13. Missouri (+39/306-309-615)14. Notre Dame (+42/310-308-618)15. Michigan (+43/320-299-619)
Notre Dame ScoringT14. Becca Huffer (+5/76-73-149)T31. Katie Conway (+8/76-76-152)T49. Annie Brophy (+11/78-77-155)72. Kristin Wetzel (+18/80-82-162)74. So-Hyun Park (+27/87-84-171)