Senior Karen Lotta fired the low round of the day for the Irish with a three-over par 75.  Notre Dame is in seventh-place after two rounds.

Notre Dame Moves Up To Seventh At Day Two Of Lady Razorback

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 For additional information please log on to 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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