Sept. 12, 2015
DURHAM, N.C. -- The University of Notre Dame men's golf team is in 12th-place after two rounds of play at the Rod Myers Invitational. The Irish shot a 600 (301-299) in two rounds of play on Saturday at the Duke golf club (par 72/7,136 yards).
Juniors Matthew Rushton and Blake Barens were Notre Dame's top finishers on the day, tying for 37th after two rounds of play after finishing the day at five-over par (149). Rushton shot a one-over par 73 in the first round, and followed with a four-over par 76 in the afternoon.
Barens shot a four-over par 76 in the morning and followed with a one-over par 73 in the in the second round. His afternoon round included three straight birdies on the seventh, eighth and ninth holes.
Freshman Ben Albin carded a six-over par 78 during the morning round and followed with a three-over par 75 in the afternoon. He posted a one-under par 35 on the back nine during his second round of play.
Senior Cory Sciupider shot a seven-over par 79 in the first round and then posted a three-over par 75 in an eventful second round that included seven birdies.
Freshman Miguel Delgado shot a two-over par 74 in the morning and then carded an 85 in the second round.
Atlantic Coast Conference foes Wake Forest (288-279-567) and Duke (286-282-568) lead the 14-team field, while Wake Forest's Will Zalatoris (66-66-132) leads on the individual leaderboard after two rounds of play.
The tournament wraps up tomorrow, Sept. 13 with Notre Dame's tee times beginning at 8:40 a.m. Live stats are available from golfstat.
-- by Dan Colleran, Athletics Communications Associate Director