Sept. 21, 2013
|| Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational
UNM Championship Course • Albuquerque, N.M. • NU Result: 4th/16
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Junior Hana Lee had the best round of the day for Northwestern at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational, carding a 3-under 70 on the par-73, 6,192-yard UNM Championship Course in Albuquerque, N.M. She helped guide the Wildcats to a fourth-place finish in the 16-team tournament, hosted by New Mexico.
Lee was one of four Wildcats to place in the top 25 as she tied for seventh at 1-under 218. She posted two rounds under par, opening with a 2-under 71 and finished with a 3-under 70, the best round of the tournament for any Wildcat.
Sophomore Suchaya Tangkamolpraasert and freshman Kacie Komoto each tied for 18th, shooting a 4-over 223. Tangkamolprasert had rounds of 73-75-75 while Komoto posted 74-71-78 for her first top-20 finish. The NU freshman also recorded her first eagle as a Wildcat during Friday’s second round.
Sophomore Kaitlin Park had her best round of the tournament on Saturday and also scored an eagle to finish at 1-under 72. She scored an eagle on the same hole as Komoto did a day before, carding a three on the par-5, 468-yard ninth hole. Park finished in a tie for 24th at 5-over 224 (78-74-72).
Sophomore Elizabeth Szokol rounded out the group of NU starters as she tied for 51st (79-73-81=233). Freshman Minjia Luo played in her first tournament as a Wildcat, competing as an individual. She tied for 73rd (78-83-81=242).
As a team, the Wildcats finished at 8-over 884 with three sub-300 rounds (296-293-295). Northwestern was four strokes ahead of fifth-place UC Davis and six behind third-place Iowa State. Pepperdine won the 16-team tournament at 11-under 865.
Northwestern now turns its attention to hosting the 2013 Windy City Collegiate Classic, Monday, Sept. 30-Tuesday, Oct. 1. This year’s tournament will be played at the Northmoor Country Club in Highland Park, Ill.
Northwestern – 4th/16 teams • 296-293-295=884 (+8)
T7 – Hana Lee – 71-77-70=218 (-1)
T16 – Suchaya Tangkamolprasert – 73-75-75=223 (+4)
T18 - Kacie Komoto – 74-71-78=223 (+4)
T24 – Kaitin Park – 78-74-72=224 (+5)
T51 – Elizabeth Szokol – 79-73-81=233 (+14)
T73 – Minjia Luo * - 78-83-81=242 (+23)
* indicates competing as an individual
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