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ND Women’s Golf

Irish take fifth at Schooner Classic

| Tuesday, September 22, 2015

In a weekend dominated by thunderstorms, Notre Dame set a school record for a 36-hole event when the rain-shortened Schooner Fall Classic finally came to a close late Monday.

At the end of the first round of the event Saturday, the Irish were slotted in fourth, led by freshman Emma Albrecht and junior Jordan Ferreira, who both shot rounds at even par. As a team, the Irish were two over par.

Weather was not a factor in the first round of the Classic, but it caused several problems during Sunday’s second round, which was delayed multiple times before ultimately being cancelled.

Play resumed on Monday morning and Notre Dame picked up right where it left off Saturday. As a team, the Irish were three under par, which was the third-lowest gross score in Notre Dame history. Combined with Monday’s first round, Notre Dame finished with a score of 567 (one under par), which was just the third time the Irish have ended a tournament under par in school history.

As a result of their 36-hole team totals, Notre Dame finished in fifth place overall at the Schooner Fall Classic.

Notre Dame’s impressive team totals included individual performances that stood out as well. In particular, Albrecht broke Katie Brophy’s 36-hole school record by shooting an aggregate 139 (three under par) in just her second collegiate tournament.

Oklahoma State won the tournament by seven shots when play was completed Monday afternoon. Kansas sophomore Yupaporn Kawinpakorn won the individual portion of the tournament with an overall score of 131 (11 under par).

Notre Dame will have this upcoming weekend off before returning to action Oct. 5 at the Chip-N-Club Invitational. University of Nebraska will host the tournament in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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