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ND Women’s Golf: Irish head to West Lafayette

Eric Prister | Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Irish will try to continue their winning ways when they compete this weekend at the Lady Northern Tournament in West Lafayette, Ind. They are coming off a record-setting first-place finish at the Heather Farr Memorial, a big confidence boost for the Irish.

“I look for the team to really be ready to play,” Irish coach Susan Holt said.

The Irish will face all of the teams in the Big Ten, including Purdue, Michigan State and Ohio State, all of whom are in the top 25.

“[The Lady Northern] is a real opportunity for us to pick up a couple of Top 25 wins … with us looking in at No. 28,” Holt said.

The match is a two-day event that will be played on Purdue’s Kampen Golf Course. The course, Holt said, is a difficult one, but is similar to Notre Dame’s own Warren Golf Course.

“The greens are very big. We have to hit the ball in the right place or you could be three-putting all day long,” Holt said. “But, the kids are used to doing those types of things when they’re playing. It’s a good test of golf, but I think we’ll be up to the challenge.”

The Irish will play with the same five golfers as they did in the Heather Farr, which includes senior captain Lisa Maunu, junior Annie Brophy, sophomores So-Hyun Park and Katie Conway and freshman Becca Huffer. Junior Kristin Wetzel will also compete as an individual in the tournament.