Oct. 26, 2012
Event: Landfall Tradition
Course: Jack Nicklaus Course at Country Club of Landfall • Wilmington, N.C.
Course Info: Par-72, 6,138 yards
NU Result: T10th/17 teams • 301 (+13)
Tomorrow’s Schedule: NU tees off hole No. 10 at 9:10 a.m. CT
Golfstat.com Live Scoring • Round 1 Results
WILMINGTON, N.C. – Northwestern played the first round of the Landfall Tradition Friday in Wilmington, N.C. and finished the first 18 holes in a tie for 10th in the 17-team field. The Wildcats are part of a competitive field that includes 12 teams ranked within the top-35 by GolfStat.com and 18th-ranked NU is currently ahead of No. 3 Arizona who is 12th in the standings at 14-over 302.
Three Wildcats are within three strokes of each other with sophomore Nicole Zhang leading the five NU starters in a tie for 15th at 1-over 73.
Zhang began the day on the 10th hole and opened with three-straight pars and then back-to-back birdies on the 13th and 14th holes. A bogey on 15 put her back at 1-under for the back nine but then another birdie on 16 and par on 17 had her at 2-under. Zhang finished the back nine at 1-under after a bogey on 18. She then encountered some trouble with a double-bogey on the first hole but birdied the second hole. She closed out the front nine, making six pars.
Freshman Kaitlin Park is just one stroke behind Zhang while Weaver is two strokes behind. Park posted a 2-over 74 and is tied for 23rd while Weaver sits at 3-over 75 in a tie for 31st. Park finished the back nine at 3-over and had a strong conclusion to the round with eight pars and a birdie on No. 2 to go 1-under on the front nine. Weaver had seven pars and a birdie on the back nine and added one more birdie on the front nine.
Junior Devon Brown was also part of the NU starting five and she wrapped up day one at 9-over 81 to tie for 78th.
Oklahoma State leads the 17-team field at 4-over 292 while Duke is one stroke behind for second place and Purdue and Texas Tech are tied for third at 6-over 294.
The second round of the Landfall Tradition tees off at 7:30 a.m. CT tomorrow with the final 18 holes taking place Sunday.
Northwestern – T10th/17 • 301 (+13)
T15 – Nicole Zhang – 73 (+1)
T23 – Kaitlin Park – 74 (+2)
T31 – Lauren Weaver – 75 (+3)
T65 – Hana Lee – 79 (+7)
T78 – Devon Brown – 81 (+9)
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