Sophomore Katie Conway and senior captain Lisa Maunu.

Irish Women's Golf Finishes Sixth At Betsy Rawls Invitational

March 22, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Notre Dame moved up one spot with a final round score of 311 (23-over par) to place sixth at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational at The University of Texas Golf Club Sunday afternoon. Sophomore So-Hyun Park (Seoul, South Korea/Bradenton Prep) carded a team-best 76 for the second consecutive day and finished in a tie for 23rd place at nine-over par (225).

Park’s final round included one birdie on the 18th hole and 13 pars, but she was hurt by three bogeys over a four-hole stretch and a double bogey on the par-5 fifth hole.

Notre Dame’s final entrant, Katie Conway (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River), fired a final round score of 77 (five-over), improving each of the three rounds. Conway finished in a tie for 72nd with a three-round total of 238 (22-over).

Freshman Becca Huffer (Denver, Colo./Littleton HS) shot a plus-five 77 for the second consecutive afternoon, putting her at 11-over (227) for the tournament. She notched three birdies in the final round and tied for 29th.

Senior captain Lisa Maunu (St. Thomas, Ontario/Parkside Collegiate Institute) and junior Annie Brophy (Spokane, Wash./Gonzaga Prep) shot 81 and 83 respectively in the final round. Maunu carded 11 pars and finished in a tie for 4th place with a three-round total of 233 (17-over). Brophy registered nine pars, but struggled down the stretch with a seven-over back nine. She placed in a tie for 58th with a three-round total of 20-over (236).

Notre Dame returns to action in two weeks at The Bryan National Collegiate in Brown Summit, N.C. at the Bryan National Golf Course. The tournament opens on Friday, April 3 and concludes on Sunday, April 5.

Top Five Teams Scores (54-hole totals): 1. Purdue (872); 2. Arizona State (878); 3. Arkansas (880); 4. New Mexico (891); 5. Duke (897).

Top Five Golfers (54-hole totals): 1. Maria Hernandez (Purdue/-6); 2. Lucy Nunn (Arkansas/-3); 3. Jodi Ewart (New Mexico/-2); 4. Maude-Aimee LeBlanc (Purdue/even); t5. Azahara Munoz (Arizona State/+2); t5. Carlota Ciganda (Arizona State/+2); t5. Ashley Freeman (Texas A&M/+2); t5. Blair Lamb (Furman/+2).

Notre Dame Scores (54-hole totals): t23. So-Hyun Park (73-76-76-225); t29. Becca Huffer (73-77-77-227); t.47 Lisa Maunu (75-77-81-233); t58. Annie Brophy (75-78-83-236); t62. Katie Conway (81-80-77-238).

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