May 10, 2013
AUBURN, Ala. – The 26th ranked University of Notre Dame women’s golf team wrapped up the second round of the 2013 NCAA East Regional in 11th place with a 16 over-par 304 scorecard Friday evening at the Auburn University Club (par 72, 6,259 yards), giving the Fighting Irish a two-day total of 20-over-par 596.
Notre Dame sits ten shots out of eighth place, the final spot awarded for a placement in the NCAA Championships.
No. 2 Alabama leads the field of 24 teams with a 22-over-par and carries a 14 stoke lead over second-place Tulane (283-285-568).
The Crimson Tide control the player leaderboard as Stephanie Meadow (134/-10) leads the field followed by Jennifer Kirby (138/-6).
Among the four scores counted for the Irish, Notre Dame combined to fired three-under par on the par 5 holes (16 total). Together, all five roster members shot one-under on hole two and even par on holes three and four.
“It was a tough day for us and unfortunately it came at a crucial time,” says Irish head coach Susan Holt.
Freshman Talia Campbell (Dallas, Texas) shot a one-over-par- 73 for a two-day total of an even par 144, tying for 17th place.
Campbell matched her first round score from holes 10-16 as she made par or better on seven-straight holes to begin the day.
Campbell was a stoke over on hole 17’s par 3 (165 yards), but parred hole 18 (par 4, 358 yards) to finish her opening nine holes at just one-over.
The freshman parred the first four holes she faced on the front before surrendering a bogey on hole five (par 4, 413 yards). Following a par on hole six (par 4, 366 yards), Campbell canceled out the bogey with a birdie on the seventh hole (par 5, 488 yards) and parred her final two holes of the round before retiring to the clubhouse.
Freshman Lindsey Weaver (Scottsdale, Ariz.) tallied a 36-hole total of a one-over-par 145, shooting just one over today, tying for 22nd place.
Weaver made par through her first two holes and picked up a birdie on the 12th hole (par 5, 506 yards) before falling to a bogey on hole 13 (par 4, 350 yards).
The freshman closed out the back nine with a two-over-par score and achieved five pars before moving to the front. Weaver continued her streak of parring all eight par 4 holes on the back thru the two days played. Weaver parred her first five holes and captured back-to-back birdies on hole six and seven to begin her campaign on the front nine.
Weaver battled back from a two-over-par score on the opening nine to a one-under on the closing nine.
Junior Kristina Nhim (Cypress, Calif.) wrapped up her second day with a seven-over-par 79 for a two round total of a nine-over-par 153, tying for 81st.
Nhim finished her first nine holes just two over, shooting even par from holes 12-17 and making birdie on hole 16 (par 5, 493 yards).
The junior has been successful on the par 5 holes as she has birdied three of the eight faced thus far while parring the remaining five. Nhim has improved by 14 strokes on her first two days from last year’s NCAA regional.
The Irish veteran was unfazed from the bogey on hole one (par 4, 396 yards) as Nhim recovered with a par on hole two (par 3, 154 yards) and back-to-back birdies on hole three (par 4, 370 yards) and hole four (par 5, 501 yards).
Sophomore Ashley Armstrong (Flossmoor, Ill.) is tied for 86th after two days of work with a 10-over-par 154 (75-79).
Armstrong made par in a span of three-consecutive holes on three occasions during round two. The sophomore finished with a total of 11 pars on the day and continues her streak of making par or better on each par 5 faced.
Sophomore Kelli Oride (Lihue, Hawaii) wrapped up her round with a 10-over-par 82 for two-day total of an 18-over-par 162 (80-82).
Oride gathered birdies on hole two and ten. The sophomore improved by four strokes on the front side and parred her final two holes for a total of seven pars on the day.
Notre Dame will tee off tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. from hole 10 with No. 29 Northwestern and No. 35 Kentucky for the third and final day of the NCAA East Regional.