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Women's Golf Tied for 4th at Michigan State Invitaional

September 12, 1998

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The University of Notre Dame women’s golf team stands tied for fourth place among 13 teams after 36 holes of play Saturday at the Mary Fossum Invitational, held at the par-72, 5,826-yard Forest Akers West Golf Course. The tournament concludes with 18 holes on Sunday.

Notre Dame stood tied for fifth after an opening-round 308–equaling the fifth-best round in the program’s 10-year history–but slipped into a tie with Ohio University for fourth after a 321 in the afternoon round for a 629 total heading into the final round.

Irish Junior captain Andrea Klee (Appleton, Wis.) is one of four players tied for eighth place in the 89-player field after carding matching rounds of 77 for a 154 total. Klee has counted to the team score in 25 of 26 rounds over the past two years.

Sophomore Becca Schloss (77-80; Bloomsburg, Pa.) is tied for 20th while classmate Mary Klein (76-83; Kokomo, Ind.) and junior Brigid Fisher (78-81; Augusta, Ga.) are among several players tied for 26th at 159. Newcomer Shane Smith (83-84; St. Petersburg, Fla.), a sophomore transfer from SMU, and junior Beth Cooper (84-86; Kalamazoo, Mich.) did not factor into the team scoring under the play-six/count four format.

Freshman Kristin McMurtrie (82-84; Calgary, Alb.) had a solid debut for the Irish while playing as an individual entrant while sophomore Danielle Villarosa (Verona, N.J.) carded rounds of 88 and 87 as an individual.

TEAM STANDINGS (36 of 54 holes): 1. Michigan State 302-293/595; 2. Wisconsin 315-299/614; 3. Kent 312-315/627; 4. Notre Dame 308-321/629; Ohio 309-320/629; 6. Michigan 315-318/633; 7. Illinois State 317-318/635; 8. Toledo 319-319/638; 9. Eastern Michigan 324-320/644; 10. Cincinnati 334-321/655; 11. Bowling Green 334-334/668; 12. Illinois 344-341/685; 13. Grand Valley State 338-348/686.

TOP INDIVIDUALS (of 89): Jessica Popiel (TOL) 77-72/149; Kasey Gant (MSU) 75-74/149; Ellen Bishop (MSU) 74-75/149; 4. Emily Bastel (MSU 76-76/152; 5. Meggan Schumaker (MSU) 83-70/153; Allie Blomquist (WIS) 78-75/153; Julee Sovesky (OHIO) 77-76/153; 8. Andre Klee (ND) 77-77/154; Heather Fueger (OHIO) 77-77/154; Andrea Meeker (WIS) 78-76/154; Stacy Snider (MSU) 80-74/154.

OTHER NOTRE DAME SCORES: 20. Becca Schloss 77-80/157; 26. Mary Klein 76-83/159; Brigid Fisher 78-81/159; 45. Kristin McMurtrie (ind.) 82-84/166; 52. Shane Smith 83-84/167; 59. Beth Cooper 84-86/170; 71. Danielle Villarosa (ind.) 88-87/175.