So-Hyun Park and the irish return to action at the Northrop Grumman Invitational in Palos Verdes, California.

Irish In Third Place After First Round Of Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate

Oct. 26, 2007

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The No. 19 Notre Dame women’s golf team carded a 14-over par 298 during the first round of the Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate at the par-71, 5,963 North River Golf Club on Friday. The Fighting Irish reside in third place, three shots off the pace established by No. 6 Arkansas. Freshman So-Hyun Park (Seoul, South Korea/Bradenton Prep (FL)) shot the top Irish round with a two-over par 73.

Park is tied for 10th among a field of 96 golfers and five shots away from the leader, Arkansas’ Stacy Lewis, who carded a three-under par 68. Stefanie Kenoyer from Furman is second with a 69, while Cindy LaCrosse from Louisville posted a 70 and is in third.

Louisville is in second place among the 18-team field that features five top-25 teams in the latest Golfstat rankings. The Cardinals fired a 13-over par 297. Joining the Irish in the top five is Furman with a 299 and South Carolina with a 300.

Three Irish golfers are all among a 12-way tie for 19th after posting identical rounds of 75. Junior Lisa Maunu (St. Thomas, Ontario/Parkside Collegiate Institute) and sophomores Annie Brophy (Spokane, Wash./Gonzaga Prep) and Kristin Wetzel (Middletown, N.Y./Hilton Head Prep (SC)) all stand at four-over par. Rounding out the Notre Dame lineup is freshman Katie Conway (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River), who registered a six-over par 77 on the day. Conway is in a 12-way tie for 36th.

Saturday’s second round of the Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate will get underway with tee times beginning at 8:00 a.m. (CT). Final-round action is scheduled to commence with an 8:40 a.m. (CT) shotgun start on Sunday. Live scoring is available through and results will be posted on following each day’s round. For additional information please log on to or call the Notre Dame athletics hotline at (574) 631-3000.

Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate (North River Golf Club – Tuscaloosa, Ala., Par 71, 5,963 yards)

Team Scores (18-hole totals): 1. Arkansas 295, 2. Louisville 297, 3. Notre Dame 298, 4. Furman 299, 5. South Carolina 300, 6. Auburn 301, 7. Central Florida 303, 8. LSU 304, 9. Mississippi 305, 10t. Florida 307, 10t. Texas 307, 12. Northwestern 308, 13. Kentucky 309, 14. Mississippi State 311, 15. Alabama 313, 16. Kansas 317, 17. Florida State 318, 18. Samford 332

Top-6 Golfers (of 96): 1. Stacy Lewis (Arkansas) 68, 2. Stefanie Kenoyer (Furman) 69, 3. Cindy LaCrosse (Louisville) 70, 4t. Whitney Simons (South Carolina) 71, 4t. Sarah Thead* (Auburn) 71, 4t. Mayule Tomimbang (Central Florida) 71

Notre Dame Scores: 10t. So-Hyun Park 73, 19t. Annie Brophy 75, 19t. Lisa Maunu 75, 19t. Kristin Wetzel 75, 36t. Katie Conway 77

* – individual entrant

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