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    Oct. 21, 1997

    Notre Dame Men's Golf Takes 16th at Louisville Intercollegiate

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Notre Dame men's golf team fell out of a share for third place to finish 16th out of 23 teams Tuesday at the Persimmon Ridge Intercollegiate.

    Notre Dame totaled a 299 in Monday's opening round, just three shots off the pace of team leader Akron, but the Irish slipped to a 325 in the second round. Akron totaled 594 to claim the team title while Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan tied for runner-up honors (601).

    Notre Dame junior Brad Hardin and sophomore Todd Vernon were tied for sixth after opening-round 73s. Hardin shot a second-round 80 to finish tied for 30th among the 120-player field (153) while Vernon finished at 154. Sophomore Jeff Connell totaled a 157 (80-77) while senior Bryan Weeks turned in rounds of 76 and 83 (159) and senior Brad Stanis finished at 167 (82-85).

    Final Team Standings (36 holes):
    1. Akron 296-298/594
    2. Indiana 298-303/601; Michigan 299-302/601; Kentucky 301-300/601.

    16. Notre Dame 299-325/624

    Notre Dame Individual Scores
    30. Brad Hardin 73-80/153
    46. Todd Vernon 72-82/154
    60. Jeff Connell 77-80/157
    76. Bryan Weeks 76-83/159
    109. Brad Stanis 82-85/167

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