Oct. 19, 2007
GREENVILLE, S.C. – The 12th-ranked Notre Dame women’s golf team carded a 311 (+23) during the first round of the Lady Paladin Invitational on Friday at the par-72, 6,288-yard Furman University Golf Course. The Irish are 12 shots off the pace established by East Tennessee State. Junior Lisa Maunu (St. Thomas, Ontario/Parkside Collegiate Institute) and freshman Katie Conway (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) both shot a three-over par 75 to lead Notre Dame on the day.
During a first round plagued by wind and rain, East Tennessee State carded an 11-over par 299. The Buccaneers will take a one-stroke advantage over TCU into Saturday’s second round. North Carolina-Greensboro is third with a 307, while Augusta State and Northwestern are tied for fourth out of the 18-team field with identical 309 totals.
Carmen Perez-Narbon of UNC-Wilmington tops the field of 96 golfers with a two-under-par 70. She leads East Tennessee State’s Laura Jansone by one stroke with three players tied for third at even-par.
Maunu and Conway are among a six-way tie for 10th, five shots off the lead. Notre Dame freshman So-Hyun Park (Seoul, South Korea/Bradenton Prep (FL)) carded an eight-over par 80 and is tied for 54th. Her sophomore teammate Kristin Wetzel (Middletown, N.Y./Hilton Head Prep (SC)) is one shot behind with an 81 and in a seven-way tie for 58th.
Sophomore Annie Brophy (Spokane, Wash./Gonzaga Prep) rounds out the Notre Dame lineup as she registered an 84 (+12) and is in a four-way tie for 82nd. The Fighting Irish, who are in search of their fourth straight victory to open the 2007-08 season, will look to rebound on Saturday.
Saturday’s second round of the Lady Paladin Invitational will get underway with tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m. (ET). Final round action is scheduled to commence with a 9:00 a.m. (ET) shotgun start on Sunday. Results will be posted on www.furmanpaladins.com following each day’s round. For additional information please log on to und.com or call the Notre Dame athletics hotline at (574) 631-3000.
Lady Paladin Invitational (Furman University Golf Course – Greenville, S.C., Par 72, 6,288 yards)
Team Scores (18-hole totals): 1. East Tennessee State 299, 2. TCU 300, 3. UNC-Greensboro 307, 4t. Augusta State 309, 4t. Northwestern 309, 6t. Louisville 310, 6t. Coastal Carolina 310, 8t. UNC-Wilmington 311, 8t. Notre Dame 311, 10. South Florida 312, 11t. Furman 313, 11t. Memphis 313, 11t. Mississippi State 313, 14. Mississippi 314, 15. Minnesota 316, 16. Winthrop 320, 17. Kennesaw State 323, 18. Wofford 330
Top-5 Golfers (18-hole totals): 1. Carmen Perez-Narbon (UNCW) 70, 2. Laura Jansone (ETSU) 71, 3t. Sarah Mooney (Augusta State) 72, 3t. Maria Ringdahl (ETSU) 72, 3t. Christina Jones (South Florida) 72