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    Lee, Zhang Leading NU after Day One of 2012 Windy City Classic

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Sophomore Nicole Zhang scored an eagle during the first day of the Northwestern-hosted 2012 Windy City Collegiate Classic.
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    Sophomore Nicole Zhang scored an eagle during the first day of the Northwestern-hosted 2012 Windy City Collegiate Classic.
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    Oct. 1, 2012

    Event: 2012 Windy City Collegiate Classic
    Course: Glen View Club • Golf, Ill.
    Course Info: 6,333 yards (par-72)
    NU Result: T-6th/15 teams • 298-294=592 (+16)
    Tomorrow’s Schedule: Final 18 holes begin at 7:30 a.m. CT
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    GOLF, Ill. – Northwestern opened up the 2012 Windy City Collegiate Classic Monday at the Glen View Club in Golf, Ill., and the Wildcats are currently tied for sixth out of 15 teams at their own tournament. NU sophomores Hana Lee and Nicole Zhang paced the Wildcats, finishing the first 36 holes in the top 20.

    NU scored a 16-over 592 Monday (298-294) and is tied with Oklahoma State for sixth. Six strokes separate third through sixth place as Iowa State is in third at 10-over 586, Notre Dame is fourth at 588 (+12) and UC Davis is just two strokes ahead of NU at 14-over 590. Washington leads the 15-team field at 4-over 580 while Arizona is two strokes behind shooting a 582 after 36 holes.

    Lee had a stellar first round, finishing at 1-under 71. Beginning on hole No. 1, she sunk two pars and a birdie in the first three holes and after bogeying hole No. 13, rebounded with a birdie on 14 and three-straight pars. Lee encountered some trouble on holes No. 18 and 1, but had three-straight birdies from 2-4 and finished with five holes on par to go 2-under on the front nine. In the second round, Lee added two more birdies and finished with a 2-over 74. She is currently in a six-way tie for seventh with a 1-over 145 after 36 holes.

    Zhang posted the best round of the day for Northwestern this afternoon, with a 2-under 70. She shot an eagle on the par-4, 360-yard 17th hole, which helped her finish at 2-under on the back nine. Zhang stayed steady throughout the front nine with six-straight pars, a birdie on hole No. 7 and another par on No. 8 before finishing the round with a bogey. She posted a 4-over 76 in the first 18 and is tied for 13th at 2-over 146.

    Senior Lauren Weaver, junior Devon Brown and freshman Kaitlin Park rounded out the NU starting five while senior Anne Ormson, freshman Suchaya Tangkamolprasert, sophomore Katie Wooliver and senior Mei Liu competed as individuals.

    Weaver is currently tied for 40th, shooting a 4-over 76 in each round (8-over 152). She had five birdies on Monday, including three in the first 18 holes. Brown and Park are two strokes behind Weaver in a tie for 53rd with a 10-over 154. Brown opened up with an 8-over 80 in her first round but rebounded nicely in the afternoon, posting a 2-over 74.

    Making her first career start after playing as an individual in the season-opener, Park shot a 3-over 75 in the first 18 and finished with a 7-over 79.

    Making her first appearance of the season, Ormson is currently second amongst the seven individuals playing at the tournament and also is tied with Brown and Park for 53rd. After shooting a 7-over 79 in the first round, she took four strokes off in the second round using five birdies to record a 3-over 75.

    Wooliver and Liu are playing in their first tournament of the season for the Wildcats. Wooliver had a two-round total of 17-over 161 (80-81) to tie for 70th while Liu is in 81st at 25-over 169 (85-84).

    NU wraps up the final 18 holes at the 2012 Windy City Collegiate Classic tomorrow, teeing off at 7:30 a.m. CT at the Glen View Club.

    Northwestern - T6th/15 teams • 298-294=592 (+16)
    T7 - Hana Lee – 71-74=145 (+1)
    T13 - Nicole Zhang – 76-70=146 (+2)
    T40 - Lauren Weaver – 76-76=152 (+8)
    T53 - Devon Brown – 80-74=154 (+10)
    T53 - Kaitlin Park – 75-79=154 (+10)
    T53 - Anne Ormson* - 79-75=154 (+10)
    69 - Suchaya Tangkamolprasert* - 77-83=160(+16)
    T70 - Katie Wooliver* - 80-81=161 (+17)
    81 - Mei Liu* - 85-84=169 (+25)

    * indicates competing as an individual

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