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    Day One of Windy City Concludes with 'Cats in Fifth

    Sept. 30, 2013

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    Northwestern 2013 Windy City Collegiate Classic
    Northmoor Country Club • Highland Park, Ill. • NU Result After 36: 5th/15 teams Results | Day One Results Get    Acrobat  Reader 

    HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. -- It was a picture-perfect fall day at the Northmoor Country Club (par-71, 6,108 yards) with temperatures in the mid 70’s as the Wildcats hosted a 15-team field during the first day of the 2013 Windy City Collegiate Classic. After 36 holes of play, Northwestern sits in fifth place in a highly-competitive field that includes nine teams ranked in the top 25 of the latest poll.

    Sophomore Kaitlin Park led Northwestern during the first day of competition as she is in a tie for eighth. She had a strong start to the day, carding a 3-under 68 during the first round. Beginning on the first hole, Park had a bogey-free first round with three birdies. She finished the front nine at 1-under and tacked on two more birdies on the 15th and 16th holes to finish the round. The defending Big Ten Freshman of the Year then posted a 3-over 74 in the second round to finish at an even 142 through 36.

    Sophomore Suchaya Tangkamolprasert began the day with a 3-over 74, scoring three birdies in the round and improved her score by four strokes in the second round to land a 1-under 70. She began the second round on the first hole and was 2-under through the front nine with birdies on two and nine. She then finished the round with a near perfect card that included eight pars and a bogey on the back nine. Tangkamolprasert is currently tied for 20th at 2-over 144.

    After posting a 1-over 72 in each round, sophomore Elizabeth Szokol has the same score as Tangkamolprasert at 2-over 144. She finished with four birdies on the day and sits in a tie for 20th.

    Freshman Kacie Komoto began Monday with a 3-over 74 and improved her score by three strokes in the second round, scoring an even 71. She was 1-over upon conclusion of the front nine during the second round and after a double-bogey on the 10th hole, Komoto finished nicely with five pars and birdies on 15, 17 and 18 to wrap up the back nine at 1-under. She is currently tied for 25th heading into tomorrow’s final round.

    Junior Hana Lee rounded out the group of NU starters as she is a tied for 29th at 4-over 146. She scored a 1-under 70 in the first round thanks to three birdies to counter two bogeys.

    A trio of Wildcats competed as individuals as senior Devon Brown leads the group at in a tie for 35th at 5-over 147 (73-74). Freshman Minjia Luo and junior Katie Wooliver each finished the day at 17-over 159.

    As a team, Northwestern is in fifth place at 3-over 571 (284-287). NU is four strokes behind fourth-place Stanford (1-under 567) and has a seven-stroke lead on sixth-place Iowa State (+10). It’s a tight race at the top as Southern California (-6), Oklahoma State (-5) and Arizona (-4) occupy the top three spots, respectively.

    The third and final round of the 2013 Windy City Collegiate Classic begins Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. CT with tee times off the first and 10th holes.

    Northwestern – 5th/15 • 284-287=571 (+3)
    T8 - Kaitlin Park – 68-74=142 (E)
    T20 - Suchaya Tangkamolprasert – 74-70=144 (+2)
    T20 - Elizabeth Szokol – 72-72=144 (+2)
    T25 - Kacie Komoto – 74-71=145 (+3)
    T29 - Hana Lee – 70-76=146 (+4)
    T35 - Devon Brown * - 73-74=147 (+5)
    T76 - Minjia Luo * - 79-80=159 (+17)
    T76 - Katie Wooliver * - 81-78=159 (+17)
    * indicates player is competing as an individual


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