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ND Women’s Golf: Weaver leads Irish to silver

Nick Boyle | Tuesday, October 23, 2012


While the rest of the school was on break, No. 17 Notre Dame was hard at work at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic in Norman, Okla. The team impressed, taking home a second-place finish out of 18 teams.

The Irish were able to overcome especially windy conditions to finish with a three-day total of 24-over par 888, with all five golfers carding a third score better than their second.

“Yesterday, it was extremely windy and the conditions were against us,” Irish coach Susan Holt said. “I am very proud of how we performed today, even with those conditions continuing here in the final day.”

With extremely windy conditions making the course tough to play, the Irish were still able to overcome six other ranked teams in the field to finish second. The only team to finish in front of Notre Dame was the host, No. 18 Oklahoma, who carded a tournament best 5-under par 859.

The Irish were able to card in six rounds under-par throughout the tournament.

“To be an elite golfer, you have to overcome the hazards that are thrown at you and we did that today,” Holt said. “We stayed focused, made adjustments and overcame our second-round scores.”

Individually, the Irish were led by freshman Lindsey Weaver. Weaver finished with a 5-under-par 211, good enough for a tie for a second place finish behind Oklahoma’s Chirapat Jao-Javanil. Though finishing ahead of all but one other competitor, Weaver was still not totally satisfied with her performance, Holt said.

“Lindsey is doing a lot of things well,” Holt said. “Lindsey is disappointed about finishing second again, but she is going to win a tournament, she is too good not to.”

With that performance, Weaver tied the mark for third-best 54-hole score in school history. Weaver also led the Irish with 13 birdies.

Sophomore Ashley Armstrong finished tied for 13th with an 8-over-par 224, while junior Kristina Nhim finished with an 11-over-par 227 and tied for 30th.

The Irish next travel to Wilmington, N.C., to participate in The Landfall Tradition this weekend.

Contact Nick Boyle at nboyle1@nd.edu