Sept. 9, 2007
HANAHAN, S.C. - Junior Lisa Maunu (St. Thomas, Ontario/Parkside Collegiate Institute) carded a school-record round of 66 (-6) during the first round of the Cougar Classic on Sunday at the par 72, 6,159-yard Yeamans Hall Golf Club. She holds a two-shot lead heading into Monday's second round. Notre Dame currently resides in third place after shooting a one-under par 287 on the day. That team total was two shots off the program record for a single round of play.
Alabama and LSU are tied for first after both squads posted two-under par 286 totals. The Irish enter the second round just one shot off the lead, while Texas and Tennessee round out the top five of the 20-team field with identical scores of 288.
Maunu's total eclipsed the old school mark of 68 held by Karen Lotta. Lotta posted that score during the 2004-05 season. College of Charleston's Fiona Puyo and Florida State's Whitney Wright both posted 68 totals on Sunday and are tied for second place out of the 102-golfer field.
Freshman So-Hyun Park (Seoul, South Korea/Bradenton Prep (FL)) is just four shots off the pace of her teammate. The Irish rookie carded a two-under par 70 during her first collegiate round and is currently in a five-way tie for seventh place. Notre Dame sophomore Annie Brophy (Spokane, Wash./Gonzaga Prep) carded a three-over par 75 and resides in a tie for 48th.
Rounding out the Fighting Irish lineup is sophomore Kristin Wetzel (Middletown, N.Y./Hilton Head Prep) and freshman Katie Conway (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River). Wetzel recorded a four-over par 76 and is tied for 54th, while Conway opened her college career with a 78 (+6) and is in a tie for 73rd.
Monday's second round will get underway with tee times beginning at 7:40 a.m. (ET). Live hole-by-hole scoring of the Cougar Classic is available through Golfstat. To access the site go to http://www.golfstatresults.com. Full results are posted at http://www.CofCSports.com. For additional information please log on to und.com or call the Notre Dame athletics hotline at (574) 631-3000.
Cougar Classic (Yeamans Hall Golf Club - Hanahan, S.C., Par 72, 6,159-yards)
Team Scores (18-hole totals): 1t. Alabama 286, 1t. LSU 286, 3. Notre Dame 287, 4t. Texas 288, 4t. Tennessee 288, 6. South Carolina 291, 7. Florida State 292, 8, North Carolina State 294, 9. North Carolina 295, 10t. Miami 297, 10t. Texas A&m 297, 12t. South Florida 299, 12t. Mississippi State 299, 14t. Furman 301, 14t. College of Charleston 301, 16. Penn State 302, 17. UNC Greensboro 303, 18. Maryland 304, 19. Mississippi 306, 20. Richmond 328
Top-6 Golfers (18-hole totals): 1. Lisa Maunu (Notre Dame) 66, 2t. Fiona Puyo (Coll. of Charleston) 68, 2t. Whitney Wright (Florida State) 68, 4t. Kathleen Ekey (Alabama) 69, 4t. Marci Turner (Tennessee) 69, 4t. Amalie Valle (LSU) 69
Notre Dame Scores (18-hole totals): 1. Lisa Maunu 66, 7t. So-Hyun Park 70, 48t. Annie Brophy 75, 54t. Kristin Wetzel 76, 73t. Katie Conway 78