April 2, 2016
By J.P. Bruno
SALEM, S.C. -- The Notre Dame men's golf team moved up to seventh place after shooting a second round 299 at the Clemson Invitational on Saturday at the The Cliffs at Keowee Falls (7,103 yards).
Junior Matthew Rushton led the Irish again with another even-par 72 and improved to ninth after the second day of play. His round consisted of four birdies, four bogeys, and 10 pars. He is seven strokes off the lead.
Freshman Ben Albin carded a two-over 74 and now sits at five-over for the competition, which ties him for 25th overall.
Junior Blake Barens and freshman Miguel Delgado also scored for the Irish. Barens carded a five-over par 77. He had a birdie on the second hole, and is tied for 32nd overall. Delgado shot a four-over par 76, including birdies on the par-4 eighth and 10th, leaving him tied for 39th.
Sophomore Thomas Steve shot a 9-over par 81 to round out the Irish lineup.
The hosts from Clemson (566) lead on the team leaderboard, followed by Georgia Tech (575). With a second round 67, Georgia Tech’s Vince Whaley leads the individual leaderboard at seven-under par for the competition.
The final round will take place on Sunday, April 3. Live scoring will be provided by Golfstat.
7. Notre Dame (298-299-597)
9. Matthew Rushton (72-72-144)
T-25. Ben Albin (75-74-149)
T-32. Blake Barens (74-77-151)
T-39. Miguel Delgado (77-76-153)
65. Thomas Steve (86-81-167)
John Patrick Bruno is a sophomore student assistant for Fighting Irish Media, working closely with the Athletics Communications Directors for swimming, hockey, golf, and lacrosse. An Economics and Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics Major, Bruno is from St. Paul, Minnesota.