Images of the Fighting Irish during their run to another BIG EAST title.
FALL 2012: Competed in three tournaments ... held the best stroke average among Notre Dame's active roster with a 72.18 through 11 rounds ... gathered in three top-25 finishes and two top-10 finishes ... ranked second on the team with 10 out of a possible 11 rounds counting toward team scoring ... compiled three rounds of even-par and two rounds under-par ... was one of only three active roster members to break 70 in a round (69, Macdonald Cup) ... top Irish finisher on two occasions ... fired a five-over-par 221 (70-76-75), tying for 27th place at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate ... achieved best finish of the fall (T-7th) at the Macdonald Cup after firing a even-par 140 (71-69) through 36 holes ... tied for 15th place at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic, carding a six-over-par 219 (71-76-72).
AS A JUNIOR: Earned first career selection to all-BIG EAST Team ... earned second monogram ... finished the season with a stroke average of 74.66, good for sixth on the team ... competed in all 12 tournaments on the year ... saw 24 of his 32 rounds (.750) counted toward the team total ... posted seven rounds of even-par golf or better, including six of which were under par ... opened the seven-event spring schedule going 0-3-1 at The Match Play as the team claimed the tournament title ... earned a share of 65th at the Schenkel Invite, posting a 54-hole score of 224 (+8) ... finished tied for 66th at the Linger Longer Invite after carding a 236 (+20) ... finished third among the team and tied for 42nd overall at the All-American Intercollegiate, recording a 220 (+4) at the tournament ... share fourth at the one-day Battle at the Warren, posting a 36-hole score of 145 (+3) including an opening round 70 (-1) ... registered strongest finish of the season to start postseason play, finishing fifth at the 2012 BIG EAST Championship ... used an opening round 68 (-4) and second round 72 (E) to conclude at 213 (-3) ... tied for 35th at the NCAA Central Regional after posting a 218 (+5) aided by an opening round 70 (-1) ... entered in five tournaments in the fall, totaling 15 total rounds ... 75.53 stroke average ... shot low round (66) of any Irish golfer in fall in the first round of the Gopher Invitational before finishing with a 224 (+8) total ... carded a 229 (+19) at Illini Invitational ... collected another top-25 finish with a 220 (+10) at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic ... tallied third top-25 finish of fall with a 223 (+7) score in Kiawah Island, S.C., at The Invitational at the Ocean Course ... rounded out fall slate with a +24 (237) effort at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate in Dallas, Texas.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Monogram winner ... finished the season as arguably the team's most improved golfer on the year ... played in 10 tournaments on the year, competing in the rotation at nine of those events ... ended the season with a stroke average of 74.30, including 74.00 in the spring and 74.67 in the fall ... saw 21 of his 24 team rounds (.875) counted toward the team total ... posted four under-par rounds along with three even-par rounds ... three of his four sub-par rounds also broke 70 ... led the team score at two of the tournaments ... at The Invite at Kiawah, finished tied for 12th with a 54-hole score of 223 (+7) ... competed as an individual at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic, finishing in a share of 67th at 22-over par (232) ... returned to the rotation at the Lone Star Invitational, finishing tied for 35th with a 223 (+7) ... earned second-highest finish of the year at the St. Mary's Invitational, tying for seventh at two-over par (218) ... led the Irish at the Notre Dame vs. Yale Cup, ending at five-over par (149) ... tied for 55th at the Schenkel Invite, carding a 54-hole score of 225 (+9) ... again led the Irish at the LSU National Invitational, tying for 19th with a 227 (+11) score ... at the Battle at the Warren, finished tied for fifth after carding a 71 (E) ... finished third amongst the Irish rotation and tied for 10th overall with a 222 (+9) ... one of two Irish golfers (Niall Platt) to finish in the top 25 at the NCAA Southeast Regional, tying for 24th with a 216 (E) ... the 216 not only was his lowest tournament score of the season but also the lowest of his career to-date ... his final-round 67 also set a new low-mark for a single round during his Irish career.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in two tournaments in his first season with the Irish, both as an individual ... notched a 77.50 stroke average ... first collegiate appearance came in the fall of 2009 at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic ... tied for 65th with a 23-over par 233 (80-79-74) at the FIGGC ... recorded a seven-over par 77 in the Battle at the Warren.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-year starter and letter winner at Chadwick School in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. ... three-time all-area and four-time first-team all-Bay League selection ... medalist at 2007 California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section (CIF-SS) team event ... team captain ... also lettered in soccer (2005-06) ... rose up to 17th among class of 2009 in Golfweek/Titleist rankings ... competed on all three major junior tours -- American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) and International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) ... IJGT first-team All-American in 2007 ... FCWT honorable mention All-American in 2008 ... FWCT all-academic honoree in 2008 ... amassed six tournament victories, 24 top-five finishes and 33 top-10 placements during his junior career ... in 2006-07 alone, won four IJGT tournaments and was runner-up three other times while logging 74.16 stroke average in 12-event season ... successfully qualified for 2008 Western Amateur, tying for 12th place with two-over par 72 at Notre Dame's Warren Golf Course (despite using borrowed clubs when his own were lost by airline) ... finished four strokes shy of making 36-hole cut at Western Amateur, shooting six-over par 146 (71-75) at Point O' Woods Golf & Country Club in Benton Harbor, Mich. ... won Palos Verdes Golf Club Men's Championship at age 14 in 2005 ... full name is Paul McNamara III ... older of two children born to Paul and Christine McNamara ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.