Women's Golf

Women's Golf Tied for 10th at Lady Northern

September 26, 1998

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame women's golf team stands tied for 10th place out of 14 teams after first-round action Friday at the Lady Northern Intercollegiate, the first tournament to be held at the Pete Dye-designed Kampen Golf Course.

The tournament continues with 18 holes on Saturday before concluding with a final round on Sunday.

Notre Dame and Iowa posted matching team totals of 337 in the play-six/count-four format and remain within striking distance of ninth-place Minnesota (333) and eighth-place Purdue (329).

Irish sophomore Mary Klein (Kokomo, Ind.) used a strong 38 on her front nine to post a 79 on the par-72, 5,996-yard course, placing her in a tie with Northwestern's Emily Gilley for 12th in the 87-player field.

Other Notre Dame scores included an 83 from junior captain Andrea Klee and an 85 from sophomore newcomer Shane Smith, a transfer from SMU. Junior Brigid Fisher (90), freshman Kristin McMurtrie (90) and sophomore Becca Schloss (96) rounded out Notre Dame's first-round effort.

Northwestern posted a 311 team total and holds a four shot lead over Ohio State, followed by Indiana (318), Michigan State (322), Wisconsin (322), Penn State (323) and Michigan (324). Northwestern's Christie Hermes (73) is the individual leader, holding a two-shot lead on Wisconsin's Allie Bloomquist and a three-shot lead on four others. TEAM STANDINGS (18 holes of 54): 1. Northwestern 311; 2. Ohio State 315; 3. Indiana 318; 4. Michigan State 322; Wisconsin 322; 6. Penn State 323; 7. Michigan 324; 8. Purdue 329; 9. Minnesota 333; 10. Notre Dame 337; Iowa 337; 12. Northern Illinois 350; 13. Illinois 358; 14. Butler 456.

TOP INDIVIDUALS (of 87): 1. Christie Hermes (NW) 73; 2. Allie Bloomquist (WIS) 75; 3. Laura Hammond (PSU) 76; Lisa Strom (OSU); Natalie Moser (OSU) 76; Kristen Beystehner (NW) 76; 7. Stacey Orschell (PUR) 77; Erin Carney (IU) 77; Sami Montgomery (IU) 77; 10. Kasey Gant (MSU) 78; Misia Lemanski (MICH) 77. NOTRE DAME SCORES: 12. Mary Klein 79; 31. Andrea Klee 83; 40. Shane Smith 85; 65. Brigid Fisher 90; 65. Kristin McMurtrie 90; 76. Becca Schloss 96.



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