March 14, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The 21st-ranked Notre Dame women’s golf team begins the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational Monday at the Kaneohe Klipper in Kaneohe Hawaii. The two-day event will include two rounds of play on Monday and one round on Tuesday, with both days beginning with a shotgun start at 2:00 p.m. (ET) on the par-72 course.
Hawaii plays host to the event and, in addition to 21st-ranked Notre Dame, Arizona State (9), Arizona (10), and UNLV (74) will be among the top-ranked teams in the 20-field tournament.
Set to tee it up for Notre Dame are seniors So-Hyun Park (Seoul, South Korea/Bradenton Prep Academy) and Katie Conway (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River), junior Becca Huffer (Denver, Colo./Littleton) and freshmen Nicole Zhang (Calgary, Alberta/Bishop Carroll) and Kristina Nhim (Cypress, Calif./Cypress). Junior Katie Allare (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier Prep) will compete individually at the event.
In their first even of the spring season, the Irish finished in 10th place at the Central District Invitational on Feb. 22, in Palm Harbor, Fla. at the River Wilderness Country Club. Zhang led the squad, as she tied for 10th place and registered a three-round total of 219 (+3).
Live hole-by-hole scoring of the 2011 Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational will be available through the women’s golf schedule on und.com or at golfstat.com. Daily recaps will be posted to und.com.