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Irish Men's Golf Climbs Into Golfstat Rankings For First Time Since 2005
Head coach Jim Kubinski (left) and the Irish have ascended into the Golfstat rankings for the first time since 2005, earning the 20th spot in the most recent poll.
 
Head coach Jim Kubinski (left) and the Irish have ascended into the Golfstat rankings for the first time since 2005, earning the 20th spot in the most recent poll.

Oct. 5, 2011

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame men's golf team climbed to 20th in this week's (Oct. 5-11) Golfstat rankings, it was released Wednesday. It marks the first time since October of 2005 that the Irish have been ranked in the Golfstat polls.

In addition to finding themselves within the top 25 of the Golfstat rankings, the Irish also debuted at 28th in the first Golfweek/Sagarin rankings of the 2011-12 season, which was released on October 2.

"Any coach will tell you that you can't get too caught up in the rankings," said Irish head coach Jim Kubinski. "The season is so long in college golf that you focus on improving areas. At the same time, it's great for this group of players to receive a little recognition for all the work they put in. They're a talented group with a great desire to compete and achieve."

The team earns the ranking on the heels of a three-tournament September docket that saw them earn a pair of top-five finishes to go along with a tie for eighth at one of the most talented tournament fields at the Fighting Illini Invitational, which featured five teams currently ranked in the top 10 of the Golfstat rankings and an additional two that are top-25 squads.

Overall, the Irish currently hold a record of 24-13-1 (64.5%) and have recorded victories over two teams that also rank in the top 25, having defeated Iowa (No. 24) at the Gopher Invitational and Illinois (No. 23) at the Fighting Illini Invitational.

In the '05 season, Kubinski's Irish squad climbed as high as 12th in the polls, capping the season with an appearance at the NCAA East Regional and a 17th-place showing (out of 27 teams). Last year, the Irish climbed as high as 26th in the rankings before finishing the season ranked 48th after finishing ninth out of 14 teams at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

The Irish return to action Oct. 17-18 when they tee it up at the Invitational at Kiawah Island. The tournament will take place at The Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C.

 

 

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September 3
All Day
Notre Dame Kickoff Challenge
Notre Dame, Indiana (Warren Golf Course)
September 12
All Day
U. of San Francisco Olympic Club Intercollegiate
San Francisco, California (Olympic Club)
September 13
All Day
U. of San Francisco Olympic Club Intercollegiate
San Francisco, California (Olympic Club)
September 23
All Day
Georgia State Maui Jim Intercollegiate
Scottsdale, Arizona (Mirabel Golf Club)
September 24
All Day
Georgia State Maui Jim Intercollegiate
Scottsdale, Arizona (Mirabel Golf Club)
September 25
All Day
Georgia State Maui Jim Intercollegiate
Scottsdale, Arizona (Mirabel Golf Club)
October 9
All Day
Fighting Irish Golf Classic
Notre Dame, Indiana (Warren Golf Course)
October 10
All Day
Fighting Irish Golf Classic
Notre Dame, Indiana (Warren Golf Course)
October 11
All Day
Fighting Irish Golf Classic
Notre Dame, Indiana (Warren Golf Course)
October 17
All Day
Georgetown Intercollegiate
Beallsville, Maryland (Four Streams Golf Club)
October 18
All Day
Georgetown Intercollegiate
Beallsville, Maryland (Four Streams Golf Club)
October 24
All Day
McNeese State Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational
Vero Beach, Florida (Quail Valley Golf Club)
October 25
All Day
McNeese State Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational
Vero Beach, Florida (Quail Valley Golf Club)
February 4
All Day
Notre Dame Alumni Match
TBA
February 5
All Day
Notre Dame Alumni Match
TBA
February 13
All Day
Yestingsmeier Match Play
Dade City, Florida (Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club)
February 14
All Day
Yestingsmeier Match Play
Dade City, Florida (Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club)
February 27
All Day
National Invitational Tournament
Tucson, Arizona (Omni Tucson National)
February 28
All Day
National Invitational Tournament
Tucson, Arizona (Omni Tucson National)
March 17
All Day
Georgia Southern Schenkel Invitational
Statesboro, Georgia (Forest Heights Country Club)
March 18
All Day
Georgia Southern Schenkel Invitational
Statesboro, Georgia (Forest Heights Country Club)
March 19
All Day
Georgia Southern Schenkel Invitational
Statesboro, Georgia (Forest Heights Country Club)
April 3
All Day
Seattle University Redhawk Invitational
University Place, Washington (Chambers Bay)
April 4
All Day
Seattle University Redhawk Invitational
University Place, Washington (Chambers Bay)
April 15
All Day
Battle at the Warren
Notre Dame, Indiana (Warren Golf Course)
April 21
All Day
ACC Championship
New London, North Carolina (Old North State Club)
April 22
All Day
ACC Championship
New London, North Carolina (Old North State Club)
April 23
All Day
ACC Championship
New London, North Carolina (Old North State Club)

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