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Men’s Golf: Irish Invitational begins Saturday

Joe Meixell | Friday, April 4, 2008

Notre dame looks to defend its greens when teams from all over the country fly into South Bend to compete in the Irish Invitational on Saturday.

The Irish have had themselves a two-week break since their last tournament, the National Invitational Tournament, in which they finished tied for 10th place. The bright spot in the tournament was once again junior Josh Sandman, who upon tying for 10th place became the first golfer for Notre Dame to finish in the top-10 in three consecutive tournaments in eight years.

Notre Dame needs to drive the ball a little bit better this weekend if they hope to compete.

The Irish believe that this tournament can help them turn their spring season around and possibly give them some momentum heading into the Big East tournament in two weeks.

Doug Fortner built some momentum during the National Invitation Tournament when he move up 10 spots on the last day.