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Platt Wins Macdonald Cup, Irish Finish Fourth In Team Standings

Niall Platt (Lon Horwedel)

Sept. 30, 2012

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Notre Dame junior Niall Platt (Santa Barbara, Calif.) fired a final round even-par 70 to earn a one-shot victory at the Macdonald Cup at The Course at Yale. The Fighting Irish carded a two-day total of 569 (282-287) to finish in fourth place in the team competition.

"It was just awesome to see Niall earn his first collegiate win. He has worked very hard, and was under the radar the last couple seasons with Max (Scodro's) success," Notre Dame head coach Jim Kubinski said. "Niall had a great summer, which really boosted his confidence. He played superbly."

Platt finished the tournament at two-under par (68-70-138) after shooting an opening round 68 on Saturday. He hit 31 of 36 greens during the tournament, and found the fairway on 13 of 14 chances in Sunday's final round.

Senior Paul McNamara III (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) fired the low Notre Dame round of the day with a one-under 69 to claim a share of seventh place (71-69-140).

"140 is a great total at Yale," Kubinski said. "Like Niall, Paul played very well tee to green. I loved his bounce-back this weekend."

Yale won its home tournament for the second consecutive season, finishing with a two-day total of 564 (282-282). Hartford (283-284-567) and St. John's (280-287-567) shared runner-up honors, while Harvard (283-289-572) joined Notre Dame in the top-five.

"The goal heading into this season was to allow this young team to grow and mature, to get comfortable competing," Kubinski said. "Andrew Lane and Tyler Wingo are really doing that. Peyton Vitter and David Lowe posted a good round at each event so far. We certainly thought we could win this weekend, but I'm very happy with our week-to-week progress."

Notre Dame returns to action Oct. 7-9 when it hosts the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic at the Warren Golf Course.

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September 11
All Day
The Invitational at the Ocean Course
Kiawah Island, S.C. (Kiawah Island Resort)
September 12
All Day
The Invitational at the Ocean Course
Kiawah Island, S.C. (Kiawah Island Resort)
September 25
All Day
Shoal Creek Invitational
Shoal Creek, Ala. (Shoal Creek CC)
September 26
All Day
Shoal Creek Invitational
Shoal Creek, Ala. (Shoal Creek CC)
October 8
All Day
Fighting Irish Classic
Notre Dame, Ind. (Warren Golf Course)
October 9
All Day
Fighting Irish Classic
Notre Dame, Ind. (Warren Golf Course)
October 16
All Day
Autotrader Collegiate Classic
Duluth, Ga. (Berkeley Hills CC)
October 17
All Day
Autotrader Collegiate Classic
Duluth, Ga. (Berkeley Hills CC)
October 23
All Day
Quail Valley Intercollegiate
Vero Beach, Fla. (Quail Valley GC)
October 24
All Day
Quail Valley Intercollegiate
Vero Beach, Fla. (Quail Valley GC)
February 11
All Day
Martin Downs Collegiate
Palm City, Fla. (Martin Downs GC)
February 12
All Day
Martin Downs Collegiate
Palm City, Fla. (Martin Downs GC)
February 13
All Day
Martin Downs Collegiate
Palm City, Fla. (Martin Downs GC)
February 19
All Day
Prestige at PGA West
La Quinta, Calif. (PGA West)
February 20
All Day
Prestige at PGA West
La Quinta, Calif. (PGA West)
February 21
All Day
Prestige at PGA West
La Quinta, Calif. (PGA West)
March 16
All Day
Schenkel Invitational
Statesboro, Ga. (Forest Heights GC)
March 17
All Day
Schenkel Invitational
Statesboro, Ga. (Forest Heights GC)
March 18
All Day
Schenkel Invitational
Statesboro, Ga. (Forest Heights GC)
March 23
All Day
K-State Bighorn Invitational
Palm Desert, Calif. (Bighorn GC)
March 24
All Day
K-State Bighorn Invitational
Palm Desert, Calif. (Bighorn GC)
April 13
All Day
Clemson Invitational
Keowee Falls, S.C. (The Cliffs at Keowee Falls)
April 14
All Day
Clemson Invitational
Keowee Falls, S.C. (The Cliffs at Keowee Falls)
April 15
All Day
Clemson Invitational
Keowee Falls, S.C. (The Cliffs at Keowee Falls)
April 20
All Day
ACC Championship
New London, N.C. (Old North State Club)
April 21
All Day
ACC Championship
New London, N.C. (Old North State Club)
April 22
All Day
ACC Championship
New London, N.C. (Old North State Club)

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