ND Women’s Golf
Irish finish middle of the pack in first action of spring season
Observer Sports Staff | Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The Irish started their spring season off with a seventh-place finish at the Florida State Match-Up in Tallahassee, Florida, at Don Veller Seminole Golf Course
After a four-month hiatus, Notre Dame returned to action in a tournament featuring the likes of South Carolina, Michigan State, Virginia and the host team, Florida State. Weather complications altered the format of the event, as the teams played two rounds Friday and a third Saturday. After a two-round Day 1, the Irish stood in sixth place with a team total of 580 (scores of 290 in each round) in the team competition and stood fifth in the match-up competition, having been paired with Kentucky.
The Irish wouldn’t hold onto the sixth place, however, as a shaky third round that resulted in a 304 score Saturday that dropped the Irish to seventh, as South Carolina ultimately took the crown.
Junior Emma Albrecht and freshman Abby Heck led the way for the Irish individually, as both tied for 21st after shooting round scores of 72-70-76 and 73-70-75, respectively, for an event score of 218. Junior Maddie Rose Hamilton tied for 31st after shooting a total of 222 in three rounds, notching scores of 71-74-77 over Friday and Saturday. Sophomore Mia Ayer finished tied for 43rd with a score of 227 after shooting 74-77-76 over the three rounds, while junior Isabella DiLisio rounded out the top five for the Irish by totaling a score of 237 — shooting 83-76-78 over the two days — to place in a tie for 62nd amongst competitors.
The Irish will have over a week’s rest before traveling to Peoria, Arizona, to compete in the Westbrook Invitational, which will take place Feb. 25-26.