Oct. 18, 2004
Fayetteville, Ark. – Freshman Jane Lee (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif./Peninsula) helped to lead the way again for the Irish in day two of the Lady Razorback Invitational. Lee carded a four-over par 76, which was one-stoke better than her first round total, as the Irish sit in seventh place heading into the third and final round at the par 72, 6,015-yard Pinnacle Country Club. Iowa State’s Lisa Meshke fired a 70 for the second straight day to maintain her overall lead by seven shots and her team owns a 10-stroke advantage after two rounds of play.
Notre Dame began the day in ninth-place after shooting a 314 in day one, but responded on Monday with a 308 to move up two spots. Missouri (611), Arkansas (613), Texas A&M (613), Illinois State (619), and Michigan (621) join the Cyclones ahead of the Irish. Lee is 13 shots off the lead and in a four-way tie for 14th.
Fighting Irish sophomore Noriko Nakazaki (Hanover Park, Ill./Hoffman Estates) maintained her consistency as she registered a six-over par 78 for the second consecutive round to reside in a five-way tie for 26th. Katie Brophy (Spokane, Wash./Gonzaga Prep), a junior co-captain, bettered her day one score of 81 by two shots and is in a tie for 47th. Notre Dame senior Karen Lotta (Los Angeles, Calif./Marymount) carded the low round of the tournament so far for the Irish with a three-over par 75, which was 11-strokes better than her day one total, to currently place in a tie for 53rd. Junior Sarah Bassett (Spokane, Wash./Lewis & Clark) shot an 89 on Monday to go along with her first round score of 78 and is now in a tie for 83rd.
The tournament will conclude with the third round of competition on Tuesday. Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m. (CT). Results will be posted on the University of Arkansas web site at www.ladybacks.com. For additional information please log on to www.und.com or call the Notre Dame athletics hotline at (574) 631-3000.
Top-10 Team Scores (36-hole totals): 1. Iowa State (297-304=601), 2. Missouri (309-302=611), 3t. Arkansas (303-310=613), 3t. Texas A&M (311-302=613), 5. Illinois State (305-314=619), 6. Michigan (306-315=621), 7. Notre Dame (314-308=622), 8. Kansas (316-310=626), 9. Nebraska (323-305=628), 10t. Wisconsin (317-314=631), 10t. Alabama (310-321=631).
Top 10 Golfers plus Notre Dame scores (36-hole totals): 1. Lisa Meshke (Iowa State) 70-70=140, 2. Brenda Norris (Texas A&M) 74-73=147, 3. Samantha Richdale (Illinois State) 75-73=148, 4t. Christa Spedding (Texas A&M) 78-71=149, 4t. Louise Kenney (Iowa State) 73-76=149, 6t. Denise Knaebel (Missouri) 74-76=150, 6t. Amanda McCurdy (Arkansas) 73-77=150, 8t. Brianna Broderick (Michigan) 74-77=151, 8t. Sally Hinton (SMS) 74-77=151, 8t. Nikki Hadd (Ole Miss) 78-73=151, 14t. Jane Lee (Notre Dame) 77-76=153, 26t. Noriko Nakazaki (Notre Dame) 78-78=156, 47t. Katie Brophy (Notre Dame) 81-79=160, 53t. Karen Lotta (Notre Dame) 86-75=161, 83t. Sarah Bassett (Notre Dame) 78-89=167.
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