Sophomore Kristin Wetzel carded her top collegiate round with a one-udner par 71 during the second round on Monday.

Irish In First After Two Rounds At Napa River Grill Cardinal Cup

Sept. 17, 2007

SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. – The pursuit of a second straight win for the Notre Dame women’s golf team is off to a solid start as the squad resides in first place with a six-over par 582 total following the first 36 holes of play at the Napa River Grill Cardinal Cup. Notre Dame freshman So-Hyun Park (Seoul, South Korea, Bradenton Prep) will enter Tuesday’s third and final round of the tournament in first place with a three-under par 141. The event is being held at the par 72, 6,181 yard Cardinal Club.

The Fighting Irish carded a four-over par 292 in the first round and were three shots off the pace established by Augusta State heading into the afternoon. Notre Dame registered a season-low round of 290 (+2) during the second 18 holes of play to finish the day eight strokes ahead of Louisville, the host school for the event. Augusta State is third with a 592, while Georgia State and Middle Tennessee State round out the top five of the 17-team field with respective scores of 594 and 602.

Park is coming off a runner-up finish at the season-opening Cougar Classic (Sept. 9-11), a tournament the Irish placed first at as a team. She notched rounds of 70 and 71 on Monday and leads Taryn Durham from Middle Tennessee State by one shot. Missouri State’s Missy Linnens is third in the 94-golfer field with a 144 total.

Notre Dame junior Lisa Maunu (St. Thomas, Ontario/Parkside Collegiate Institute) collected medalist honors at the Cougar Classic and her sizzling play continued on Monday. Maunu carded rounds of 70 and 76 to reside in a four-way tie for fifth with a two-over par 146 total. Joining her in that position is her sophomore teammate Kristin Wetzel (Middletown, N.Y./Hilton Head Prep), who fired a 75 in the first round and came back with a one-under par 71 in the afternoon. Wetzel’s second-round score stands as her top collegiate round.

Sophomore Annie Brophy (Spokane, Wash./Gonzaga Prep) is the third Fighting Irish golfer in the top 20 following the first two rounds of the tournament. Brophy carries a six-over par 150 (77-73) and is currently tied for 17th. Rounding out the Notre Dame scoring was freshman Katie Conway (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River), who recorded a 153 (78-75) on the day and is tied for 32nd.

Tuesday’s third and final round will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. (ET). Live hole-by-hole scoring of the Napa River Grill Cardinal Cup is available through Golfstat. To access the site go to Full results are posted at For additional information please log on to or call the Notre Dame athletics hotline at (574) 631-3000.

Napa River Grill Cardinal Cup
September 17, 2007 • Simpsonville, Ky.
Cardinal Club (par 72/6,181 yards)

Team Scores (36-hole totals): 1. Notre Dame 582 (292-290); 2. Louisville 590 (295-295); 3. Augusta State 592 (289-303); 4. Georgia State 594 (303-291); 5. Middle Tennessee State 602 (302-300); 6. East Tennessee State 605 (309-296); 7. Cincinnati 612 (308-304); 8. Illinois State 613 (305-308); 9. South Florida 614 (307-307); 10t. Maryland 617 (311-306); 10t. Memphis 617 (311-306); 12. Missouri State 618 (310-308); 13. Coastal Carolina 621 (317-304); 14. Southern Mississippi 623 (319-304); 15. Eastern Kentucky 628 (312-316); 16. Xavier 638 (324-314); 17. Western Carolina 646 (323-323).

Top-9 Golfers (of 94): 1. So-Hyun Park (Notre Dame) 141 (70-71); 2. Taryn Durham (Middle Tennessee State) 142 (70-72); 3. Missy Linnens (Missouri State) 144 (72-72); 4. Laura Anderson (Louisville) 145 (72-73); 5t. Cindy LaCrosse (Louisville) 146 (75-71); 5t. Cathrine Madsen (Georgia State) 146 (75-71); 5t. Lisa Maunu (Notre Dame) 146 (70-76); 5t. Kristin Wetzel (Notre Dame) 146 (75-71)

Notre Dame Scores: 1. So-Hyun Park 141 (70-71); 5t. Lisa Maunu 146 (70-76); 5t. Kristin Wetzel 146 (75-71); 17t. Annie Brophy 150 (77-73); 32t. Katie Conway 153 (78-75)