Aug. 19, 2008
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame women’s golf head coach Susan Holt released the 2008-09 schedule. The Irish will play five tournaments in the fall and four more regular season tournaments in the spring, followed by the post-season slate, which begins with the BIG EAST Championship. The Irish will begin their season on September 14, as they look to defend their team and individual titles at the College of Charleston Cougar Classic in Charleston, South Carolina.
The Irish will play an extremely challenging schedule in 2008-09. At the College of Charleston Cougar Classic, for example, seven of the 24 teams that advanced to the 2008 NCAA Championship Finals will comprise part of the field. With regard to the schedule Holt said, “I feel as if we have been able to elevate our schedule this year and add some really competitive events because of the hard work and success we achieved last season.” For the 2008-09 season, Notre Dame will face fields including 19 of the final 24 teams in last season’s NCAA Championship. “Certainly the schedule will prove to be a challenge, but one that we are ready for,” Holt added.
The Irish start the 2008 fall season at the Cougar Classic, where current senior Lisa Maunu (St. Thomas, ONT/Parkside Collegiate Institute) fired a -6 (210) to win the individual title, while also propelling Notre Dame to the team title in 2007. The fall slate also includes appearances at the Michigan State University Mary Fossum Invitational, the University of Colorado Memorial, the Purdue University Lady Northern and The Landfall Tradition tournament, hosted by UNC Wilmington.
Notre Dame begins the spring season at Ohio State’s Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, California, followed by a trip to Baton Rouge to play in the LSU Classic. Next, the Irish will participate in the University of Texas Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational and The Bryan National Collegiate, hosted by Wake Forest.
Notre Dame then competes against Louisville, Cincinnati, South Florida, Georgetown, St. John’s and Rutgers in the 2009 BIG EAST Championship, as the Irish look to capture their second straight BIG EAST title.