Oct. 19, 2008
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. –
The Irish shot a plus-23 311 in the final day of play at the Lady Northern Invitational to finish in third place at the tournament. Junior Annie Brophy (Spoakne, Wash./Gonzaga Prep) led Notre Dame by firing a plus-six 222, good for a fourth place finish. Brophy shot a plus-five 77 in the third round at the par-72, 6,276 yard Kampen course. Brophy’s fourth place finish was aided by eight birdies on the weekend, tied for the second-most in the 82-player field. She also posted an impressive minus-three total for her par-five’s, the best mark in the field.
Host Purdue was able to win the tournament with an 895, while Boilermaker Maria Hernandez finished with a plus-one mark to earn medalist honors.
Irish Freshman Becca Huffer (Denver, Colo./Littleton HS) shot Notre Dame’s low round of the day, firing a plus-four 76. For the tournament, Huffer posted a plus-12 228, putting her in ninth place, her best finish of the season.
Sophomore So-Hyun Park (Seoul, South Korea/Bradenton Prep) finished in 15th place with a 231. To post her 231, Park shot a plus-seven 79 in her final round. For the tournament, Park ranked first overall in par-3 scoring, as she carded a minus-one combined mark for the 12 par three’s she played over the weekend.
Sophomore Katie Conway (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) rounded out Notre Dame’s scoring on the final day of play, carding a plus-seven 79. She finished in a tie for 20th place, as she shot a plus-18 234 for the weekend.
Lisa Maunu (St. Thomas, Ontario/Parkside Collegiate Institute) shot an 83 in the third round, putting her at plus-23 for the tournament.
Junior Kristin Wetzel (Middletown, N.Y./Hilton Head Prep), playing under independent status, shot her third consecutive 81 at the Kampen Course, giving her a 243 total.
Notre Dame will conclude the fall portion of its schedule with a trip to Wilmington, North Carolina to take part in the Landfall Tradition tournament, being played on October 24, 25 and 26 at the Country Club of Landfall.
Lady Northern Invit. (Purdue Birck Boilermaker GC/Kampen Course – West Lafayette, Ind. , Par 72, 6,276 Yards)
Team Scores (54-hole totals): 1. Purdue (+31/895) 2. Michigan State (+48/912) 3. Notre Dame (+49/913) 4. Indiana (+60/924) 5. Michigan (+73/937) 6. Ohio State (+74/938) 7. Minnesota (+77/941) 8. Iowa (+78/942) 9. Iowa State (+79/943) 10. Wisconsin (+83/947) 11. Illinois (+94/958) 12. Penn State (+99/963) t13. Northwestern (+103/967) t13. Toledo (+103/967).
Top-5 Golfers (54-hole totals): 1. Maria Hernandez (Purdue/+1/217), t2. Laura Kueny (Michigan State/+5/221), t2. (Purdue/+5/221), 4. Annie Brophy (Notre Dame/+6/222), t5. Junthima Gulyanamitta (Purdue/+8/224), t5. Teresa Puga (Minnesota//+8/224).