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ND Women’s Golf: Irish look to regain form

Tim Singler | Friday, April 9, 2010

Notre Dame concludes the regular season with the SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla., as they prepare for the upcoming Big East tournament.

The Irish hope to improve their play this weekend, while adding some consistency to their game. The Invitational will provide excellent practice and preparation for the upcoming Big East championships.

The tournament features 15 teams, including four teams currently in the NGCA top 25. The competition will be fierce, but that only makes the Irish stronger and gives them an edge against their conference foes.

Despite playing solid rounds of golf over the course of the season, putting together three solid rounds continues to elude the Irish. Irish coach Susan Holt said the team knows what it wants to accomplish in the SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational: more consistent production.

“We need to get three solid rounds together,” Holt said. “We are just trying to be more consistent and productive.”

At the Invitational, Notre Dame will get an idea of how they c0ompare to the rest of the competition. With this tournament, the Irish not only face good teams, but they also get a feel for the Florida courses on which the Big East Championships will be held.

Notre Dame looks to make a strong showing at the conference tournament this year, a tournament in which they finished second last season. The Irish return three players that finished in the top 11 last year. Both senior Annie Brophy and junior So-Hyun Park finished tied for ninth, while sophomore Becca Huffer finished tied for 11th.

“I know what we are capable of,” Holt said. “We are close.”

The Irish are out to prove how close they are to being among the elite as they hit the links this weekend at the Mark Bostick Golf Course Saturday.