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Women’s Golf: Flight cancellation forces withdrawal

Fran Tolan | Monday, April 10, 2006

The Notre Dame women’s golf team was forced to withdraw from the James Madison University Invitational due to a flight cancellation out of Chicago Friday evening.

The tournament was held Saturday and Sunday in Harrisonburg, Va. at the Lakeview Golf Course.

“Our luck really just couldn’t have been worse,” Irish coach Debby King said.

The event would have been the team’s last before the Big East tournament, which will be held in Dade City, Fla. April 23-25.

King said she hopes her team’s play in the Big East tournament will not be negatively impacted by missing the James Madison event.

“We just have to try and stay as competitive as possible after this,” she said.

In order to compensate for the missed event, King said she might explore the possibility of organizing a competition with either the Notre Dame men’s or Saint Mary’s team. King also said that she is not sure how this will affect her team’s bid for a berth in the NCAA tournament.

“I’m going to have to make a lot of calls to see where this puts us,” she said.

The Irish will return to action when they travel to Florida for the Big East tournament at the Lake Jovita Golf Club.

The three-day event gets underway April 23.