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ND Women’s Golf

Nhim medals in Arizona

| Monday, March 17, 2014

Just one stroke separated Notre Dame from the top of the leaderboard at the Clover Cup as it came in second place to Louisville over the weekend.

The competition — hosted by Notre Dame at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. — saw 15 teams from across the nation compete Friday through Sunday. The Irish carded an 889 over the three days, good for 25-over-par over the three rounds of golf.

Irish senior Kristina Nhim took home medalist honors as she picked up her first career victory by shooting a 3-under-par 213 for the weekend, including a tournament-best, 4-under 68 on the tournament’s opening day.

Notre Dame sat in third place through two days of play but used a pair of even-par, 72-stroke rounds from junior Ashley Armstrong and freshman Jordan Ferreira to edge out Colorado, Mississippi and Michigan, who filled out the rest of the tournament’s top five.

However, it was a single stroke that kept the Irish from completing a six-stroke, final-day comeback on leader Louisville. The Cardinals shot an 11-over 299 on the final day but held on to card a 24-over 888 for the tournament.

Notre Dame is back in action Friday when it travels to The University Club in Baton Rouge, La., to take part in the LSU Golf Classic.

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