Feb. 17, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The University of Notre Dame women’s golf team finished the Seminole Match-Up in the same place it started the day before, concluding with a final round 307 (+19) Sunday at the Southwood Golf Course to claim seventh place in the 12-team field. Overall, the Irish posted a 54-hole score of 906 (+42).
“We just got off to a rough start today,” said Irish head coach Susan Holt. “It was almost like a continuation of where we were yesterday. We are frustrated right now because we know the capabilities that this team has and we are not shooting what we should be shooting. It is a long season though, so we just have to move forward from here and continue to improve.”
Georgia rebounded to claim the tournament title, finishing with a 287 (-1) on day three to win with a score of 877 (+13) overall. Oklahoma (881, +17) and Tennessee (882, +18) finished second and third, respectively. Individually, Rocio Sanchez Lobato of Georgia and Erica Popson of Tennessee shared medalist honors at 214 (-2).
Lindsey Weaver(Scottsdale, Ariz.) concluded her coast-to-coast, team-leading effort for the Irish, carding a final round 73 (+1) to end at 218 (+2) overall. The freshman, who earned a share of eighth place, played her opening nine holes of the day at four-over par before bouncing back with four birdies over the first six holes after making the turn to climb back to even par on the round. Weaver then finished her day with a bogey and a pair of pars.
Ashley Armstrong(Flossmoor, Ill.), much like Weaver, started slowly on the final round but bounced back over her final nine holes to close with a 76 (+4). The sophomore failed to register any birdies on her opening nine holes, carding five bogeys, but rallied with birdies on the first and fifth holes to offset only one bogey during the final nine holes. Overall, Armstrong finished tied for 28th at 227 (+11).
Talia Campbell(Dallas, Texas) finished her tournament with a third-round score of 79 (+7) to conclude tied for 36th at 231 (+15). On the day, the Irish freshman registered 11 pars, five bogeys, a triple bogey and a birdie on the par-3, third hole.
Kristina Nhim(Cypress, Calif.) was the last score counted toward the team total, as she posted a matching 79 (+7). The junior carded a total of eight bogeys and nine pars to go along with a lone birdie on the par-5, fourth hole. Overall, Nhim shared 39th place at 16-over par (232).
Kelli Oride(Lihue, Hawaii) once again did not count toward the team score, finishing her tournament with a third round 82 (+10). Overall, she concluded in a tie for 58th with a 244 (+28) total.
Notre Dame returns to the course when it plays host to the Clover Cup March 8-10 at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz.
Top-Five Teams (after 54 holes):
1. Georgia 877 +132. Oklahoma 881 +173. Tennessee 882 +184. Florida State 893 +295. Furman 897 +33
Top-Five Individuals (after 54 holes):T1. Rocio Sanchez Lobato (UGA) 214 -2 T1. Erica Popson (TENN) 214 -2 T3. Chirapat Jao-Javanil (OU) 216 E T3. Jessica Negron (FSU) 216 E T3. Laura Wearn (FUR) 216 E