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Notre Dame men’s golf team looks to gain ground in competition

Annie Brusky | Tuesday, February 10, 2004

The Notre Dame men’s golf team heads into today’s final round of the Rice Intercollegiate in fifth place – and only 13 strokes behind the leader – after a strong performance by the team in yesterday’s afternoon round.After shooting the best team score of the tournament, a one-over par 289, in the second round yesterday, the Irish sit with a 597 team score after 36 holes at the par-72 Blackhorse North Golf Club in Cypress, TexasFreshman Cole Isban leads the way in sixth place, with 145.Sophomore Tommy Balderston is tied for 11th place after shining in the second round and tying his career low with a four-under 68, the best individual score of the tournament.Scott Gustafson is in 33rd place and Mark Baldwin is in 46th after the two sophomores shot 152 and 154, respectively.Freshman Shane Sigsbee has struggled and is currently in 71st place.The Irish will look use their momentum from the second round to overtake Denver, the tournament’s leader, and the other teams in today’s final round.

Contact Annie Brusky at abrusky@nd.edu