ND Women’s Golf
Notre Dame to play final tournament before ACC championship
Observer Sports Staff | Monday, April 8, 2019
The Irish are headed for their final tune-up before the ACC championship this Monday and Tuesday at the Brickyard Collegiate in Macon, Georgia. The tournament features some quality programs such as North Carolina, Mississippi State and host school Mercer University.
The Brickyard Collegiate will be a chance for senior Isabella DiLisio to build off of her strong performance in the team’s last tournament, the Clover Cup. DiLisio shot a three day five-over-par, leading the Irish and tying for seventh individually. DiLisio did not have an individual round worse than three-over-par at the Clover Cup. In the Westbrook Invitational back in February, DiLisio was not nearly as sharp, so the Irish will be looking to the senior to bring her best for the team to have a chance at a high position.
The tournament’s field will provide the Irish with refuge from the usual difficulty of their schedule. The tournament features no teams ranked in the top 25, compared to the six teams that will await the Irish at the ACC championship. If the Irish are to have success in the ACC, they will need to do well in this tournament.
Two other key players to the Irish performance will be sophomore Abby Heck and senior Emma Albrecht. As one of the three seniors, Albrecht will be expected to lead the young team late in the year as the matches start feeling more important. She finished tied for 11th in the Clover Cup, and they will need at least that kind of performance to have a chance to win at the Brickyard.
The Irish will open competition at the Brickyard Collegiate on Monday. They’ll return to competition on April 18th for the ACC Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina.