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ND Women’s Golf

Irish women’s golf places 11th at Mary Fossum Invitational

| Wednesday, September 20, 2023

After a solid start to their 2023-24 season, the Notre Dame women’s golf team suffered a bit of regression last weekend. The Irish shot 39 over par at the Mary Fossum Invitational at Forest Akers West Golf Course in East Lansing, Michigan.

Four of the five Irish golfers recorded at least one round scoring 73 or lower. Senior Chloe Schiavone and graduate student Lauren Beaudreau led the Irish, each finishing inside the top 25. Both finished with a score of 76 or lower in each round, including second-round 72s for both. Junior Montgomery Ferreira was right there with them in the first two rounds before finishing on a sour note with an 80 in the third round.

While the Irish golfers were steady on the whole, they only tallied 24 birdies, the third-fewest of any team in the 15-school field. Notre Dame also ranked near the back of the pack in their performance on par fours (+49, 11th) and fives (+5, T-10th).

Notre Dame was better on par threes, with Schiavone leading the way. She was one of just nine golfers to finish under par on par threes during the event. Beaudreau was also top twenty in par-four performance, as was Schiavone on par fives. The duo recorded 39 and 38 pars putting them tied for fifth and seventh out of 84 golfers, respectively.

Schiavone came in tied for 19th, shooting 221 (five over par). Beaudreau came in one stroke behind in a tie for 23rd. Ferreira placed in a tie for 43rd at 12 over. Freshmen Alexsandra Lapple and Anna Heck rounded out the field for Notre Dame. Lapple came in tied for 67th at 18 over par, highlighted by a 73 in the final round. Heck came in 80th at 26 over.

The Irish return to competition early next week for the Glass City Invitational. The tournament is held at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio from Sept. 25-26.

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