The Notre Dame men's golf team tied for second at the season-opening event.
The Irish will play host to the three-team tournament on Sunday, Aug. 30.
Notre Dame gains two shots on second round score to complete 2015 debut
Notre Dame completes first rounds of the 2015 spring season
Notre Dame opens its 2015 spring slate at the Valencia Country Club
Images of the Fighting Irish during their run to another BIG EAST title.
AS A SENIOR: Appeared in seven total tournaments during senior season, competing in the Notre Dame starting lineup in each of those events … posted the second-best stroke average among all Irish players at 74.26 over 19 total rounds … closed the year with a .947 percentage (18-for-19) of rounds counting toward the Notre Dame team score … earned medalist honors for the first time, tying for first place at the Notre Dame Kickoff Challenge (Aug. 30) at six-under-par, 136 (67-69) ... claimed a second top 25 finish at the Fighting Irish Golf Classic (Sept. 28-30), carding rounds of 72-75-76 (223, +10) ... shared 27th place at the Rod Myers Invitational (Oct. 11-12), finishing at three-over-par (75-72=147) … tied for 48th place in only spring start at the Jones Invitational (Feb. 23-24), carding a score of 227 (72-77-78).
AS A JUNIOR: Enjoyed a career year, seeing action in nine tournaments during junior campaign, including six in the starting lineup ... logged a 74.00 stroke average, the third-best average on the Notre Dame roster, and added four under par and five even par rounds during the season ... opened the fall with a one-under-par 70 at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic (Sept. 23-24), ultimately finishing in a tie for 39th at the event at 224 (70-76-78) ... recorded what was then his best career placement, a tie for 18th, at the Georgetown Intercollegiate (Oct. 21-22) (71-70-78-219) ... tied for 50th place in first career start at the Invitational at the Ocean Course (Oct. 27-29), which included a second round 72 for his fourth effort of par or better during the fall ... posted best collegiate finish during second spring start, tying for seventh after carding a final total of 220 (74-72-74) at the Talis Park Challenge (March 16-17) ... followed in next tournament appearance with a matching effort of four-over-par 220 (72-72-76) at the Lone Star Invitational (March 24-25) ... tied career-best finish in a tie for seventh place as an individual competitor at the Notre Dame Oak Hill Intercollegiate (April 21-22), posting 11-over-par 221 (73-74-74) ... earned top Irish finish in the team's first-ever appearance at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championship (April 25-27), recording a final round five-under 67 on his way to a share of ninth place (75-71-67-213, -3).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the season with a stroke average of 76.00 over nine rounds ... appeared in three tournaments during his sophomore season ... notched a 229 (+16) mark and finished tied for 51st place at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic (Oct. 7-9) ... carded a 222 (+12) at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational (Oct. 15-16), good enough to share 19th place ... saw action in the spring season at the Irish Creek Collegiate (April 6-7) ... shot a 233 (+20), finishing tied for 81st place.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed as an individual entrant at both home events on the season ... finished with a stroke average of 78.20 over five rounds of golf ... opened the year at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic (Sept. 26-27), placing tied for 58th with a score of 231 (+21) ... after carding matching scores of 78 (+8) in both the first and second rounds, finished with strongest round of the tournament (75, +5) in final round of tournament ... concluded the year with a 30th-place finish at the one-day, 36-hole Battle at the Warren (April 22) ... finished with a score of 160 (+18) after carding identical 80's (+9) in both rounds of play.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-year member of the golf team while attending Milton High School ... served as the team's No. 1 golfer each of his first three years, while claiming the captain role in his sophomore through senior seasons ... three-time team MVP as well as all-conference selection ... named to the Georgia High School Golf Coaches Association (GHSGCA) all-state team in both junior and senior years ... earned national ranking during his senior year ... named the 97th-best player of the 2011 graduating class by Golfweek ... named to AJGA Junior all-star team during freshman year ... named Cincinnati Enquirer first team all-city all star in 2007, as well as being named a first-team Greater Cincinnati Golf Coaches Association selection ... named the '07 Miami Valley Conference Player of the Year and first-team selection as well as MVP ... recorded nine top-25 finishes in AJGA competition, including three top-10 finishes and two top-five finishes with one victory - AJGA Medicus Jr. All-Star in Cleveland Ohio (1st of 73) ... claimed the Georgia state high school championship during junior year after shooting four-under par to beat 120 other juniors ... finished fifth overall at state during senior year, while helping team to a second-place finish ... selected to 2010 AJGA HP Scholastic Junior All-American Honor Roll ... named to Presidential Honor Roll senior year ... four-year member of TAG, Milton High School's Program for the Talented and Gifted ... son of Thomas and Kelly Grahek ... born in Alpharetta, Ga. ... has two siblings, Abby and Eric ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in finance.
|Year||Tournaments||Rounds||Count||Strokes||Avg.||Top Rd||Top 36||Top 54||Top Finish (Field)- Event|
|2011-12||2||5||0/0||391||78.20||75 (+5)||156 (+16)||231 (+21)||30th (Battle at the Warren)|
|2012-13||3||9||2/3||684||76.00||73 (+3)||149 (+9)||222 (+12)||T-19th (Earl Yestingsmeier Invite)|
|2013-14||9||27||17/18||1,998||74.00||67 (-5)||141 (-1)||213 (-3)||T-7th (Talis Park and Oak Hill)|
|2014-15||7||19||18/19||1,411||74.26||67 (-4)||136 (-6)||220 (+10)||T-1st ('14 Notre Dame Kickoff Challenge)|
|Career||21||60||37/40||4,484||74.73||67 (-5)||136 (-6)||213 (-3)||T-1st ('14 Notre Dame Kickoff Challenge)|