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Men's Golf Heads To Historic Olympic Club

Sept. 10, 2016

By Claire Kramer

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The Notre Dame Men’s Golf Team will continue the 2016-2017 season Monday and Tuesday at the USF Olympic Invitational, hosted by the University of San Francisco at the Olympic Club Golf Course.

Coming off a dominant win in the Notre Dame Kick off Challenge, the Irish will look to keep up momentum in the three-round, 13-team tournament.

"We're heading out to California with some momentum from last weekend's strong play. In fact, over the couple of weeks we've been back together at school and competing, we've seen very, very low scoring from the majority of our roster,” Notre Dame Head Coach Jim Kubinski said. “It's a testament to the hard work our players have put forth the last several months and should offer a great deal of confidence as we arrive at Olympic Club.”

Details
Date: Sept. 12-13, 2016
Format: 36 holes Monday, 18 holes Tuesday
Tee Times: Shotgun start at 11:15 a.m. ET on Monday and Tuesday
Location: San Francisco, California
The Course: The Olympic Club (Par-71, 6,934 Yards)
Tournament Field: Alabama, Wyoming, Saint Mary’s, San Diego, LMU, Santa Clara, BYU, Notre Dame, UC Davis, Fresno State, TCU, Dominican and San Francisco.
Live Scoring: GolfStat.com

The Course
The Olympic Club is a favorite for collegiate and professional events, having hosted 10 USGA events including the U.S. Open in 1955, 1966, 1987, 1998 and 2012. At the 1966 Open, former Notre Dame student Billy Casper, won the major. The Olympic Club has not hosted the USF Olympic Invitational since 1991, when San Jose State claimed the title and Pepperdine’s Todd Andrews took home the medalist honors.

It's exciting to return to the historic Olympic Club. Our last visit was 2008 but the golf course has seen changes since that visit, largely undertaken ahead of the 2012 U.S. Open and future major championships,” Coach Kubinski said. “The bunkers are now a bit more severe. I've been told the greens, while undulating and challenging, are both very good and very fair.”

Lineup
After placing third in the Kickoff Challenge, freshman Hunter Ostrom will again lead the Irish in the #1 position, followed by senior Blake Barens and freshman John Felitto in the #2 and #3 positions. Felitto comes off a standout performance as the Kickoff Challenge medalist, keyed by a second round 65. Sophomore Ben Albin and senior Matthew Rushton round out the Irish squad in the #4 and #5 spots.

Coach Kubinski on the lineup…
“Our lineup is a nice mix of talented senior leadership, with Matt's three strong years representing us and Blake's emergence the last year, particularly off making match play at the US Amateur, and high achieving underclassmen. Ben is a sophomore now but, given his prominent finishes last season, he's an experienced player as well. Our two freshmen, John and Hunter, are coming off a win and a 3rd, respectively, in their first collegiate competition, so they're very confident in their play. It's a very talented and competitive group. We're looking forward to the opportunity this weekend."


 

 


-- ND --

Kramer is a junior student assistant for Fighting Irish Media, working closely with the Athletics Communications Directors for the men's golf, basketball and tennis programs. An American Studies major with minors in Theology and Journalism, Ethics and Democracy, Kramer is from Olathe, Kansas.

Event Calendar

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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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