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ND Women’s Golf: Irish head to Texas to face top teams

Observer Staff Report | Friday, March 26, 2010

The Notre Dame women’s golf team hopes to continue its improvement this season as they travel to Austin, Texas for the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational at the University of Texas Golf Club March 26-28.

Though the Irish are well accustomed to playing with the nation’s best, this weekend’s tournament will feature a particularly challenging field with eight of the top-25 ranked teams including No. 1 UCLA.

There will be a total of 18 teams competing in the tournament hosted by the University of Texas.

The Irish will be sending a veteran lineup to the links, led by seniors Annie Brophy and Kristin Wetzel. They will be accompanied by juniors Katie Conway and So-Hyun Park, as well as sophomore Becca Huffer.

Huffer is looking to follow up a clutch performance at the LSU Tiger/Wave Classic March 12-14 where she turned in the best overall score on the team and showed consistency each day of competition for a 15th place finish.

This weekend will be the team’s fourth consecutive appearance in the annual event, giving the team the advantage of experience on a difficult course.

The Irish, who have had excellent individual success this year have been hard at work perfecting their game on the course during the recent mild weather in Notre Dame, and will be aiming to post a solid cumulative performance as the postseason approaches.

After they return Sunday, the Irish will have 12 days to prepare for their final tournament before the Big East championship, the Sun Trust Lady Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. April 10-11.