Nov. 1, 2004
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Stacy Brown (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands) carded a career-best one-under par 71 in the first round of the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate on Monday to pace the Irish as they are tied for third heading into Tuesday's final day of competition at the par 72, 5,911-yard Kiawah Island Oak Point Golf Course. The sophomore finds herself two shots in back of the leader, Wisconsin's Mayumi Kobayashi, and in a three-way tie for third.
Campbell University and Louisville each posted a 10-over par 298 to sit atop the team leader board after Monday's play, which featured 27-holes of play with only the first round of 18 being released. Notre Dame along with its central region-rival Michigan both carded 12-over par 300's to claim stake to third going into the final 36-holes. The Wolverines entered play ranked 20th and SMU was 25th. The Mustangs currently reside in eighth-place out of the 18-team field.
Sophomore Noriko Nakazaki (Hanover Park, Ill./Hoffman Estates) fired the best nine-hole total of the round for the Irish with a 33 on the front nine. She followed that with a 42 and is in an eight-way tie for 19th. Jane Lee (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif./Peninsula) is one-shot in back of Nakazaki after carding a four-over par 76. The Notre Dame freshman is tied for 27th along with 10 other golfers.
Irish junior Katie Brophy (Spokane, Wash./Gonzaga Prep) shot a pair of 39's and is tied for 48th, while classmate Suzie Hayes (Dublin, Ireland/Loreto College) is tied for 54th with a seven-over par 79. The Fighting Irish won the event last year as Brown and Brophy tied for sixth with an eight-over par 224.
Tuesday's final day of action gets underway with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. Results will be posted on the College of Charleston web site at CofCSports.com. For additional information please log on to www.und.com or call the Notre Dame athletics hotline at (574) 631-3000.
Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate (Kiawah Island Oak Point G.C. - Charleston, S.C.)
Top-10 Team Scores (18-hole totals): 1. Campbell 298, 1t. Louisville 298, 3t. Michigan 300, 3t. Notre Dame 300, 5t. Coastal Carolina 301, 5t. East Carolina 301, 7. Illinois 302, 8. SMU 304, 9t. Kansas State 305, 9t. Oral Roberts 305.
Top 8 Golfers plus Notre Dame scores (18-hole totals): 1. Mayumi Kobayashi (Wisconsin) 69, 2. Adrienne Millican (East Carolina) 70, 3t. Sofia Gorelik (Campbell) 71, 3t. Meghan Little (Louisville) 71, 3t. Stacy Brown (Notre Dame) 71, 6t. Brianna Broderick (Michigan) 72, 6t. Adrienne White (Louisville) 72, 8. Maite OrtizdePinedo (Campbell) 73, 19t. Noriko Nakazaki (Notre Dame) 75, 27t. Jane Lee (Notre Dame) 76, 48t. Katie Brophy (Notre Dame) 78, 54t. Suzie Hayes (Notre Dame) 79.
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