Sept. 30, 2008
Broomfield, Colo. –
The Notre Dame women’s golf team captured the Heather Farr Memorial tournament, shooting a plus-one 289 in the third and final round at the par 72, 6,211-yard Omni Interlocken Golf Course. For the tournament, the Irish established a school record, carding a minus-six (858). Notre Dame finished five shots ahead of second-place Texas Tech.
In the third round, Lisa Maunu (St. Thomas, Ontario/Parkside Collegiate Institute) lead the Irish, carding a minus-two 70. For the tournament, Maunu shot three consecutive under-par rounds to finish in a tie for fourth place with a minus-five 211.
Although sophomore Katie Conway (Wading River, N.Y.) posted rounds of 75 and a 76 on the first day of action, she was prevented from scoring for the Irish even though she would have done so for almost every other team at the tournament. But her resilience paid off as she tied Maunu for the lowest Notre Dame score of the third round with a minus-two 70. The minus-two 70 marked Conway’s lowest collegiate round. For the tournament, Conway totaled a plus-five 221.
Sophomore So-Hyun Park (Seoul, South Korea/Bradenton Prep) finished in a tie for fourth with Maunu. Park shot a plus-three 75 in the final round. Park’s minus-five 211 total included an Irish record-tying minus-six in the second round of play, which was also the lowest round of her career.
Freshman Becca Huffer (Denver, Colo./Littleton HS) rounded out the Irish scoring in the third round with a plus-two 74. She finished in a tie for 32nd (223).
Junior Annie Brophy (Spokane, Wash./Gonzaga Prep) carded a plus-four 76 in the final round giving her a three-round total of 219 (plus-three). Due to an error in scoring, Brophy’s second round score was actually a minus-one 71, not a plus-one 73 as previously reported. Thus Notre Dame’s record-setting second round performance was even more impressive, as the team combined to shoot a minus-seven 281, shattering the old program record by four strokes.
The Irish return to action when they travel to West Lafayette, Indiana to take part in the Lady Northern, hosted by Purdue University. The tournament will take place on October 18 & 19 at the Kampen Golf Club.
Heather Farr Memorial (Omni Interlocken Golf Club – Broomfield, Colo., Par 72, 6,211 Yards)
Top-Five Team Scores (54-hole totals): 1. Notre Dame (-6/858), 2. Texas Tech (-1/863), 3. Colorado (+3/867), 4. Colorado State (+6/870), 5. CSU-Long Beach (+9/873).
Top-Five Golfers (54-hole totals): 1. Kay Hoey (-9/207/CSU-Long Beach), t2. Emily Childs (-6/210/Colorado), t2. Alice Kim (-6/210/UC Davis), t4. So-Hyun Park (-5/211/Notre Dame), t4. Lisa Maunu (-5/211/Notre Dame).