ND Women’s Golf
Irish prepare for Bettie Lou Evans Invitational
Observer Sports Staff | Wednesday, October 4, 2017
This weekend, Notre Dame will travel to Lexington, Kentucky, to compete in the Bettie Lou Evans Invitational.
The Irish are coming off a strong performance at the Schooner Fall Classic two weeks ago, where they finished tied for sixth with host school Oklahoma. Junior Maddie Rose Hamilton finished in a tie for ninth place overall, carding a 210. Hamilton made Notre Dame history, shooting a 65 in the second round. Junior Isabella DiLisio and Emma Albrecht each tied for 21st place, each carding a 213. DiLisio’s final round 69 was her 10th career round in the 60s, while Albrecht’s first round 67 was her career-best round. Freshman Abby Heck followed DiLisio and Albrecht with a 218 and senior captain Alison Snakard rounded out the scores for Notre Dame with a 238. Sophomore Mia Ayer was competing in the Schooner Fall Classic as an individual for the Irish and finished in a tie for 75th place with a 233.
The Irish carded a 6-under-par 278 in the final round of the event, which was the second-lowest team score in program history. The lowest score for Notre Dame came at the 2014 Schooner Fall Classic, when the squad tallied a 277.
Notre Dame most recently competed in the Bettie Lou Evans Invitational in 2009 and finished third place overall at the time. Hosted by the University of Kentucky, the tournament will take place at the University Club of Kentucky. This is the first time the event has occurred since fall of 2011.
The invitational takes its name from director of golf operations at Kentucky, Bettie Lou Evans. Evans served 23 years as head women’s golf coach at Kentucky and it entering her 17th year as director of golf operations.
The tournament will begin Friday and runs through Sunday.