Nov. 1, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame women’s golf team remains in fifth place at 11-over par (587) after Monday’s round of the Alamo Invitational at the Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas. The Irish improved their team score from 298 (+10) in the inaugural round to 289 (+1) in the second round. Individually, senior So-Hyun Park (Seoul, South Korea/Bradenton Preparatory Academy) and freshman Nicole Zhang (Calgary, Alberta/Bishop Carroll) are tied for ninth place, totaling 145 (+1) after 36-holes.
Park fired a 72 par-even on the day, while Zhang registered a 73 (+1).
Kristina Nhim (Cypress, Calif./Cypress) had her best career round of golf at Notre Dame recording a 72 to better her previous 73 score by one stroke. The freshman also improved her 36-hole record from 153 (+9) at the Mercedes-Benz Championship earlier this season to her current score at the Alamo Invitational of 147 (+2). Nhim has moved up five places from 20th place to her current position in a tie for the 15th spot.
Also finishing with a par-even 72 was Becca Huffer (Denver, Colo./Littleton). The junior improved her individual score of 79 (+7) from the first round and individually improved her position from being tied in 54th place to now being tied in 33rd. Senior Katie Allare (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier Prep.) carded a 76 (+4) on the day and is tied in 50th place to round out the Irish team score.
Texas Christian University (TCU) leads the tournament with a two-day total of 575 (-1), followed by five-over (581) Tulane University in second place. Brooke Beeler of Texas Christian University remains atop the player leader board rounding out a 70 (-2) for a 36-hole total 137 (-7).
Notre Dame’s second round score of 289 (+1) falls into the top-ten team single rounds they have recorded through the history of the program. The lowest 18-hole score the Irish have recorded was a second round 281 (-7) at the Heather Farr Memorial during the 2008-09 season.
The Irish conclude the Alamo Invitational and their fall slate tomorrow with the final round of the three-day tournament. A shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. (CDT) will commence the 18-holes of the contest. Live hole-by-hole scoring of the 2010 Alamo Invitational will be available through Golfstat. To access the live stats go to http://www.golfstatresults.com. There will be daily recaps and results posted to und.com.
Top-Five Teams (36-holes)
1. TCU (284-281-575/-1)
2. Tulane University (297-284-581/+5)
T3. Texas A&M (296-286-582/+6)
T3. Colorado (291-291-582/+6)
5. NOTRE DAME (298-289-587/+11)
Top-Four Individuals (36-holes)
1. Brooke Beeler, TCU (137/-7)
2. Jessica Wallace, Colorado (138/-6)
T3. Ashley McKenney, Tulane University (143/-1)
T3. Emily Talley, Colorado, (143/-1)
Notre Dame Top-Five (36-holes)
T9. So-Hyun Park (73-72-145/+1)
T9. Nicole Zhang (72-73-145/+1)
T15. Kristina Nhim (75-72-147/+3)
T33. Becca Huffer (79-72-151/+7)
T50. Katie Allare (78-76-154/+10)