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Men’s Golf: Notre Dame prepares for short course play

Observer Staff Report | Friday, March 26, 2010

Notre Dame looks to continue its recent success as it travels to Delray Beach, Fla., to participate in the Spring Break championship.

The Irish enter the tournament on a hot streak after they captured first place in the Brandon Dunes championship two weeks ago. The poise the Notre Dame golfers showed during the Brandon Dunes championship displayed their patience as they battled fierce weather conditions and should pay big dividends for the team this weekend.

The extra practice time the past two weeks has allowed the Irish to look at different aspects of the game in which they can improve before the weekend. Also, with the last tournament at Bandon Dunes, the Irish were able to prove that they could play on a short course.

In the win at Brandon Dunes, the Irish proved they could play on a short course. The Spring Break Championship will be the second shortest course of the season for Notre Dame, only longer than Brandon Dunes.

Despite the team’s recent success on a short course, the Irish will face some formidable opponents in the upcoming tournament. The tournament will consist of 16 teams, seven of which are among the top 100 teams in the nation.

After the Spring Break championship, the Irish will head to the Big East championships.

The three-round Spring Break championship begins Friday and concludes Sunday.