Women's Golf

Nicole Zhang Named BIG EAST Women's Golfer Of The Month
Nicole Zhang has been named the BIG EAST women's Golfer of the Month.
Nicole Zhang has been named the BIG EAST women's Golfer of the Month.

Oct. 5, 2010

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame women’s golfer Nicole Zhang (Calgary, Alberta/Bishop Carroll) has been named the BIG EAST women’s Golfer of the Month, it was announced by the league on Tuesday.

The freshman earned the accolade following her nine-under par (207) collegiate debut on Sept. 25-26 at the Mary Fossum Invitational at the Forest Akers Golf Course in East Lansing, Mich. Zhang carded a 69 (-3), 67 (-5) and 71 (-1) over the two days, helping her team to a first-place finish while winning the individual crown. She also was the only golfer to finish under par at the tournament.

Her 54-hole total is the lowest combined score in program history, besting the record of Lisa Maunu at the Cougar Class in 2007-08 when she carded a six-under par 210.

Zhang’s second round score of 67 (-5) also earned a spot in the record books, sitting as the second lowest single-round score in program history. Maunu and current Irish senior So-Hyun Park (Seoul, South Korea/ Bradenton (Fla.) Preparatory Academy) hold the top spot with a six-under par, 66 to their ledger.

The nine-under par shot by Zhang also broke the Mary Fossum Invitational individual record, which previously stood at 214 (-2) posted in ’07 and ’09.

Zhang and the Irish return to action Friday through Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship at the Fox Den Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn.




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