Oct. 4, 2004
Franklin, Ind. – Katie Brophy (Spokane, Wash./Gonzaga Prep) had another solid day on the course to pace the 18th-ranked Notre Dame women’s golf team on day one of the Shoot-Out at the Legends tournament. The Irish fired a 26-over par two round total of 602 to stay one shot in back of the leader, Illinois State, heading into the final round of play at the par 72, 6,134 Legends Golf Course. Brophy, a junior co-captain, is in a three-way tie for fourth after carding a five-over par 149 (74-75) on the day. The 12-team field will conclude play tomorrow.
The Irish are hoping to capture their second consecutive victory of the season after winning the Jeannine McHaney Invitational/Central Regional Preview on Sept. 26. The team has kept the momentum going as Brophy along with teammates Stacy Brown (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands), and Lauren Gebauer (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) all fired two-over par 74’s in round one. Brown shot a 78 during the afternoon’s second round and is currently in 13th-place overall. Gebauer is one-stroke back and in a tie for 14th with a 153.
Junior co-captain Suzie Hayes (Dublin, Ireland/Loreto College) maintained consistent play during both rounds as she fired a 154 (76-78) to place in a tie for 17th. While most of the Irish golfers saw their scores rise during the afternoon, Noriko Nakazaki (Hanover Park, Ill./Hoffman Estates) managed to fire the team’s top round of the day during the second 18-holes of play. The sophomore followed an uncharacteristic 84 with a one-over par 73 and is now in a tie for 23rd. Freshman Jane Lee (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif./Peninsula) completed the the day with a 166 (80-86) for the Irish.
Kent State’s Gabby Wedding is atop the leaderboard after firing a pair of 73’s, while Michigan’s Brianna Broderick and Illinois State’s Ashlie Rose both sit in a tie for second with a four-over par 148.
The third round and final round of competition gets underway on Tuesday with a double tee start beginning at 8:00 a.m. (CT). Results will be posted on the Indiana University Athletic Deparment web site at www.iuhoosiers.com. For additional information please log on to www.und.com or call the Notre Dame athletics hotline at (574) 631-3000.
The Shoot-Out at the Legends
Team Scores (36-hole totals): 1. Illinois State 295-306=601, 2. Notre Dame 298-304=602, 3. Toledo 308-302=610, 4. Kent State 309-303=612, 5. Michigan 307-306=613, 6. Campbell 303-311=614, 7. Illinois 306-312=618, 8. Wisconsin 309-313=622, 9. Eastern Michigan 332-315=647, 10. Indiana 333-315=648, 11. Minnesota 321-329=650, 12. IUPUI 351-352=703.
Top 10 Golfers plus Notre Dame scores (36-hole totals): 1. Gabby Wedding (Kent State) 73-73=146, 2t. Brianna Broderick (Michigan) 74-74=148, 2t. Ashlie Rose (Illinois State) 73-75-148, 4t. Katie Brophy (Notre Dame) 74-75=149, 4t. Joanna Periversoff (Toledo) 76-73-149, 4t. Sofia Gorelik (Campbell) 74-75=149, 7t. Megan Godfrey (Illinois) 72-78=150, 7t. Katie Elliott (Wisconsin) 76-74=150, 7t. Samantha Richdale (Illinois State) 72-78=150, 7t. Natalie Storck (Toledo) 76-74=150, 13. Stacy Brown (Notre Dame) 74-78=152, 14t. Lauren Gebauer (Notre Dame) 74-79=153, 17t. Suzie Hayes (Notre Dame) 76-78=154, 23t. Noriko Nakazaki (Notre Dame) 84-73=157, 55t. Jane Lee (Notre Dame) 80-86=166.
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