So-Hyun Park recorded her eighth career under-par round for the Irish as she shot a minus-one (71) in the final round of the LSU Classic.

Notre Dame Tied For Seventh After Second Round Of Central District Invitational

Feb. 18, 2008

PARRISH, Fla. – The Notre Dame women’s golf team opened the spring season with rounds of 315 and 300 at the Central District Invitational on Monday at the par 72, 6,099-yard River Wilderness Golf Club. The Irish are currently tied for seventh and carry a 615 (+39) total into Tuesday’s third and final round of the tournament. Michigan State, the host for the event, leads the 15-team field with a 589 (291-298).

After opening the day with a 315 during the first round of play, the Fighting Irish rebounded in the afternoon’s second round to post a 300. The 15-stroke difference marked the largest improvement of any team in the field. All five Notre Dame golfers either matched or bettered their first-round tally during the second 18 holes of play.

Leading the charge for the Irish was freshman So-Hyun Park (Seoul, South Korea/Bradenton Prep), who carded identical rounds of 75 (+3) on the day to reside in a four-way tie for 12th with a 150 total. Park is 10 shots off the pace established by Sara Brown from Michigan State. Brown’s two rounds of 70 (-2) were the low marks among the 72-golfer field during day one of the tournament.

Following the 23rd-ranked Spartans on the team leader board is No. 14 Kent State (603), while No. 25 Texas A&M and Ohio State are tied for third, both with a 604. Texas (607) is fifth, Missouri (611) is sixth and the 19th-ranked Irish are tied with instate rival Indiana for seventh.

Junior co-captain Lisa Maunu (St. Thomas, Ontario/Parkside Collegiate Institute) posted a 77 in the first round and came back with a team-best two-over par 74 to take a 151 (+7) into the third and final round. Maunu is among a four-way tie for 16th.

Freshman Katie Conway (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) shot rounds of 79 and 76, respectively, during the first two rounds and is in a six-way tie for 28th with a 155 (+11). Annie Brophy (Spokane, Wash./Gonzaga Prep), a sophomore, carded an 84 in the morning, yet came back strong with a three-over par 75 in the afternoon and her 159 ties her for 47th. Rounding out the Irish lineup is fellow sophomore Kristin Wetzel (Middletown, N.Y./Hilton Head Prep), who notched rounds of 85 and 78 on the day and is tied for 61st with a 163.

Tuesday’s third and final round of the Central District Invitational will get underway with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. (ET). Live scoring is available through and results will be posted on For additional information please log on to or call the Notre Dame athletics hotline at (574) 631-3000.

Central District Invitational (River Wilderness Golf Club – Parrish, Fla., Par 72, 6,099 yards)

Team Scores (36-hole totals): 1. Michigan State 589 (291-298), 2. Kent State 603 (304-299), 3t. Texas A&M 604 (302-302), 3t. Ohio State 604 (308-296), 5. Texas 607 (304-303), 6. Missouri 611 (306-305), 7t. Notre Dame 615 (315-300), 7t. Indiana 615 (304-311), 9. Michigan 616 (302-314), 10t. SMU 622 (310-312), 10t. Nebraska 622 (314-308), 12. Oklahoma 625 (312-313), 13. Northwestern 626 (314-312), 14. Baylor 631 (317-314), Kansas State 646 (329-317)

Top-5 Golfers (of 72): 1. Sara Brown (Michigan State) 140 (70-70), 2t. Kira Meixner (Kent State) 145 (73-72), 2t. Julia Potter (Missouri) 145 (73-72), 4. Aimee Neff (Michigan State) 146 (71-75), 5. Kirby Dreher (Kent State) 147 (75-72)

Notre Dame Scores: 12. So-Hyun Park 150 (75-75), 16t. Lisa Maunu 151 (77-74), 28t. Katie Conway 155 (79-76), 47t. Annie Brophy 159 (84-75), 61t. Kristin Wetzel 163 (85-78)