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    Northwestern Finishes Ninth at Lady Paladin

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Jennifer Hong improved by seven strokes on Sunday to finish first on NU.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Jennifer Hong improved by seven strokes on Sunday to finish first on NU.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Oct. 21, 2007

    Final 2007 Lady Paladin Results
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    GREENVILLE, S.C.-- Rounds of 309, 311 and 310 led Northwestern to a ninth-place finish at the 37th annual Lady Paladin Invitational at the Furman University Golf Course on Sunday. The Wildcats were the tournament's defending champion.

    Junior Jennifer Hong (Windermere, Fla./The First Academy) cut seven strokes off her second-round total and shot a 2-over 74 on Sunday, which gave her a team-best 17th-place finish and a 14-over 230 (75-81-74).

    Rebecca Lederhausen (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central) and Katie Trachok (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) both placed 34th with 18-over 234's. After opening with a 12-over 84 on Friday, Trachok finished with rounds of 73 and 77, while Lederhausen carded rounds of 76, 78 and 80.

    Brittany Johnston (Akron, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) improved by four strokes from Saturday to Sunday and finished 68th with a 25-over 241 (79-83-79). Kelsey Lindenschmidt (West Chester, Ohio/Ursuline Academy) finished one stroke back of Johnston with a 26-over 242 (79-79-84) and placed 73rd.

    Justina Yu (Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman), who was competing as an individual, placed 49th with a 21-over 237 (78-80-79).

    TCU shot a three-day total of 896 to win the 18-team Invitational ahead of Notre Dame, East Tennessee State, UNC Wilmington and Louisville.

    NU plays again at the Ann Rhodes Intercollegiate on Friday in Tuscaloosa, Ala.