Oct. 17, 2017
DULUTH, Ga. – The (RV) Notre Dame men’s golf team shot a 289 (+3) on Tuesday to hold onto third place at the AutoTrader Collegiate Classic, hosted by Georgia Southern at the Berkeley Hills Country Club. It marked the third top-five finish for the Irish this fall.
Individually, junior Miguel Delgado notched his lowest career finish with a second-place showing. Delgado shot a 70 (-2) in the final round, thus completing a 54-hole tournament in which he shot under-par for all three rounds.
All-in-all, Delgado carded a 209 (-7), trailing leader Steven Fisk of Georgia Southern by six strokes by tournament’s end.
Stats of the Day
Delgado’s seven-under par marked a career best and tied for the fourth best 54-hole score in program history. In addition, Delgado tallied the second most birdies of the entire field with 15.
Notre Dame earned a nine-over par for the tournament, while Georgia State, who came in second, carded a seven-over. Meanwhile, the host team Georgia Southern ran away with the tournament with an 847 (-17).
Davis Chatfield recorded quite the comeback on the back-nine on Tuesday. After shooting four-over par on the front-nine, Chatfield played mistake-free golf on the back, securing four birdies to finish even-par for the day.
Other countable scores for the Irish today belonged to Hunter Ostrom (+1) and Kevin Conners (+2).
The Irish will conclude fall play at the Quail Valley Intercollegiate in Vero Beach, Florida, from Oct. 23-24.
Josh Bates joined Fighting Irish Media as associate athletics communications director in July of 2017, serving as the women’s basketball and men’s golf contact. Bates earned both his bachelor’s (2011) and master’s (2014) degree in sports management from the University of Illinois. He also worked as a grad assistant at Illinois from 2012-14 and worked full-time at Tulane University from 2014-17.