Nov. 10, 2004
SOUTH BEND, IND. – Head coach Debby King and the University of Notre Dame women’s golf program received a commitment on Wednesday from a quality scholastic athlete for the 2005-06 season. Lisa Maunu (Ontario, Canada/Parkside Collegiate Institute) signed a national-letter-of-intent and will take to the course for the Fighting Irish beginning in the fall of 2005. Notre Dame just completed a very successful 2004 fall campaign, which included two tournament victories.
Maunu is the No. 2-ranked junior in Ontario and has racked up two top-10 finishes at the Canadian Junior Ladies Championship. In 2003, she placed 10th out of 95 golfers after shooting a 155 (77-78) during the 36-hole event. Maunu followed that performance with a fifth-place showing in the 2004 tournament as she carded a three round total of 222 (75-74-73) against the field of 96. Lisa owns scoring average of 78 and a 2.3 handicap.
The Parkside Collegiate Institute student has been playing competitive golf for seven years, including high school where she has earned three varsity letters. She captured two tournament victories during the 2004 season as she placed first at the CJGA New Dundee and also topped the 27-golfer field at the AJGA Boyne Highlands event in Michigan. Maunu has two other top-10 local finishes to her credit with a ninth-place showing at the 2003 Ontario Junior Ladies Championship and the 2003 Ontario Ladies Amateur where she placed 10th. A 10th-place finish at the 2004 Western Women’s Open is also among her list of accomplishments. Lisa is the daughter of Nancy and Gary Maunu.
“Lisa steadily improved this past summer,” said King, who is in her fourth year at the helm of the Irish program. “She showed us great promise and we hope to help her continue that once she gets here. Her strength is her competitive attitude and we really like that about her.”