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ND Women’s Golf: Record round puts squad in second

Lorenzo Reyes | Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Notre Dame is three strokes off the lead after the second round of the Cougar Classic at the Yeamans Hall Golf Club in Hanahan, S.C.

A team effort of four-over par on the day has the Irish sitting in second place at 579 (287-292) heading into the final day.

Tennessee currently controls the leader board with a score of 576 (288-288). Behind Notre Dame in third is Texas with a total of 581 (288-293), and Alabama, in fourth, which shot 584 (286-298). LSU 585 (286-299) and North Carolina State 585 (294-291) are tied for fith.

A pair of young golfers – junior Lisa Maunu and freshman So-Hyun Park – is leading Notre Dame’s effort. A day after the junior co-captain had the best round of in program history – a six-under 66 – Maunu shot a two-over par 74 leaving her in a second-place tie.

Park is currently atop the entire field with a combined total of five-under-par (139) in her first collegiate tournament.

Sophomore Annie Brophy had a one-stroke improvement of her first round total and sits in a tie for 38th with an overall score of 149 (75-74).

Fellow sophomore Kristin Wetzel also shaved a stroke off of her first round performance, with a three-over par 75. She is in a tie for 47th overall.

Freshman Katie Conway is tied for 58th place after shooting a three-over par 75 Monday – three strokes better than her first-round score.

The Irish will tee off the third and final round today at 9 a.m. After the Cougar Classic, Notre Dame will only have six days to prepare for their second invitational of the season – the Napa River Grill Cardinal Cup in Louisville, Ky., which begins on Sept. 17.