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Virgin Islands Trip Highlights 2003-04 Women's Golf Schedule

Aug. 29, 2003

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – A tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as visits to in-state rivals Indiana and Purdue highlight the 2003-04 Notre Dame women’s golf schedule, which was released Friday. All told, the Irish are slated to compete in 11 tournaments this year and will play host to a pair of events, including the 2004 BIG EAST Conference Championship April 24-25 at Warren Golf Course.

The fall portion of the Notre Dame schedule gets underway Sept. 15-16 in Charleston, S.C., at the College of Charleston’s Cougar Fall Classic. Following a tournament at Michigan State the next weekend, the Irish will play host to the fourth annual Notre Dame Invitational Sept. 27-28 at Warren Golf Course. Notre Dame has won its tournament twice before, most recently claiming a three-shot win over Western Michigan last year.

The Irish will close out their fall schedule with three more tournaments, serving as the tournament host for the adidas Fall Invitational Oct. 19-21 in Palm Harbor, Fla., at the Lansbrook Golf Club. Notre Dame also will make a second journey to Charleston, S.C., for the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Dunes Intercollegiate on Nov. 3-4.

Notre Dame’s spring docket begins March 11-14 as the Irish make the long trip to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands for the St. Croix Collegiate Classic, hosted by Xavier University. Upon their return from the Caribbean, the Irish will compete in three additional events during March and April, highlighted by the IU Women’s Invitational on April 3-4, and the Lady Boilermaker Invitational on April 17-18, hosted by 2003 NCAA qualifer Purdue.

The regular-season schedule is capped off by the BIG EAST Championship, which Notre Dame will be hosting for the second consecutive year. In 2003, the Irish ran away from the field and registered a 44-shot win to claim their first conference title. Sophomore Katie Brophy (Spokane, Wash./Gonzaga Prep), one of six returning monogram winners on this year’s squad, shared BIG EAST medalist honors for Notre Dame.

“Each year our tournament schedule gets stronger and stronger,” third-year Irish head coach Debby King said.

“All collegiate tournaments are done on an “invite” basis only. We are beginning to get invited to many of the prestigious events throughout the country. That says a lot about the team and how they are beginning to improve.”

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