Oct. 16, 2006
CHULA VISTA, Calif. - The Notre Dame women's golf team fired a first-round total of 310 (+22) on Monday to reside in a tie for 11th-place after the first round of the TaylorMade Aztec Fall Classic at the par 72, 6,259-yard Salt Creek Golf Club. Senior co-captain Noriko Nakazaki (Hanover Park, Ill./Hoffman Estates) paced the Fighting Irish with a one-under par 71, which is a season-best round, and is tied for fifth overall. The two-round tournament will conclude on Tuesday.
Denver, who entered the tournament ranked No. 3 in the latest Golfstat rankings, leads the 19-team field with a nine-under par round of 279 on Monday. BYU, the 14th-ranked team according to Golfstat, is 17-shots off the pace after posting a 296. Denver's Emily Hoeper is the individual leader with a six-under par 66.
Irish freshman Annie Brophy (Spokane, Wash./Gonzaga Prep) shot a six-over par 78 on the day and is tied for 46th, while her senior teammate Stacy Brown (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands), who is playing as an individual entrant, also fired a 78, which tied her top round of the season.
Junior Jane Lee (Atlanta, Ga./Peninsula (Calif.)) posted an eight-over par 80 for Notre Dame to reside in a tie for 69th out of the 113-golfer field. Sophomore Lisa Maunu (St. Thomas, Ontario/Collegiate Parkside Institute) and freshman Kristin Wetzel (Middletown, N.Y./Hilton Head Prep) both fired identical nine-over par 81s to enter the final round in a tie for 76th.
Tuesday's second and final round of the tournament will get underway at 8:00 a.m. (PT). Full results can be found at goaztecs.com. For additional information please log on to und.com or call the Notre Dame athletics hotline at (574) 631-3000.
TaylorMade Aztec Fall Classic (Salt Creek Golf Club - Chula Vista, Calif., Par 72, 6,259-yards)
Team Scores (18-hole totals): 1. Denver 279, 2. BYU 296, 3. UC Irvine 301, 4. Montana 303, 5. San Diego State 304, McLennan CC 305, 7t. Portland State 306, 7t. Cal Poly 306, 9. Fresno State 307, 10. Sacramento State 309, 11t. Xavier 310, 11t. North Texas 310, 11t. Notre Dame 310, 14t. Northern Arizona 313, 14t. CSU Northridge 313, 16. Wyoming 315, 17. UC Riverside 316, 18. Portland 317, 19. CSU San Marcos 340
Top-5 Golfers (18-hole totals): 1. Emily Hoeper (Denver) 66, 2. Selanee Henderson 69, 2t. Stephanie Sherlock (Denver) 69, 4. Natalie Jimenez (BYU) 70, 5t. Noriko Nakazaki (Notre Dame) 71, 5t. Alana Erlandson* (San Diego State) 71
Notre Dame Scores (18-hole totals): 5t. Noriko Nakazaki 71, 46t. Annie Brophy 78, 46t. Stacy Brown * 78, 69t. Jane Lee 80, 76t. Lisa Maunu 81, 76t. Kristin Wetzel 81
* - playing as an individual entrant