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Women’s Golf: Notre Dame in 13th; last round Wednesday

Nathaniel Lee | Wednesday, February 11, 2009

No. 25 Notre Dame moved into 13th place in the 16-team Northrop Grumman Tournament in Palos Verde, Calif., where 10 top-25 teams and rough weather conditions have made life difficult for the Irish.

Sophomore So-Hyun Park led Notre Dame in Tuesday’s second round, shooting a 5-over-par 76 to climb to 17th on the individual leader board. Park shot a 9-over 80 in Monday’s opening round. She is now a 14-over 156 for the tournament.

Notre Dame gained one spot in the team standings, improving on Monday’s 46-over 330 with a 37-over 321 Tuesday.

Freshman Becca Huffer shot a 7-over 78 and now sits in 39th place individually.

Junior?Annie Brophy shot a 12-over 82 for Notre Dame’s third-best score. Senior captain Lisa Maunu and sophomore?Katie Conway each shot 14-over 85s to round out the Irish scorers.

Heading into Wednesday’s final round, the Irish are 15 strokes out of the top-10. Michigan State, ranked No. 20 nationally, held that No. 10 spot after two rounds.

No. 3 Arizona State posted the best team score for the second straight day with a 10-over 294. No. 2 USC and No. 1 UCLA rounded out the top-three, 13 and 20 shots back of the Sun Devils, respectively, at the Palos Verde Golf?Club.