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Youth Has Chance To Shine For Men's Golf At Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational
David Lowe fired a season-best 72 during the second round of the Tar Heel Intercollegiate Sept. 15
 
David Lowe fired a season-best 72 during the second round of the Tar Heel Intercollegiate Sept. 15

Oct. 14, 2012

-THE EVENT
2012 Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational hosted by Ball State University, Oct. 15-16, Delaware Country Club.

-THE LAYOUT

The Delaware Country Club in Muncie, Ind., built in 1910, will serve as the venue for the two-day event. Designed by Arthur Lockwood and measuring 6,438 yards (par-70), the Delaware Country Club received USGA certification in 2003.

-KUBINSKI'S CORNER

"The field for the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational is a very good one. Ball State just won a tournament at Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio) last week, and I know that Iowa and Indiana are sending players. It should be a great college golf environment."

-AT THE GUN

The 54-hole stroke play tournament begins with a shotgun start Monday morning at 9 a.m. Players will complete two continuous 18-hole rounds on day one before finishing with a final 18 holes on Tuesday.

-EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF

The Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational will feature a total of 47 players representing nine different universities, but all in the field will be competing as individuals. No team score will be kept during the tournament for the first time in its 37-year history. The breakdown of how many golfers from each school are entered is as follows: Host Ball State (nine players), Notre Dame (four), Bowling Green (Ohio) (four), Indiana (four), Iowa (three), IUPUI (10), Northern Illinois (four), Ohio (six), and Toledo (three).

-STARTING FOR THE IRISH...
The four Notre Dame players competing are sophomores Patrick Grahek, David Lowe, Peyton Vitter and Tyler Wingo.

-TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Results will be posted on the UND Athletic Department Web site (www.und.com) at the conclusion of each round. There will be no live stats during play.

-LOOKING AHEAD
Notre Dame returns to team competition at the Georgetown Intercollegiate in Beallsville, Md. Oct. 22-23.

MUNCIE, Ind. 
The University of Notre Dame men's golf team will have four players in the field at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational, hosted by Ball State University, Monday and Tuesday at the Delaware Country Club.

The tournament is named in honor of former Ball State men's golf coach and sports information director Earl Yestingmeier, who served the university for 31 years. Ball State has hosted the tournament every year since 1974, with this year's edition being the first time the event will feature only individual scoring.

The first round is scheduled for a shotgun start Monday at 9 a.m., with players completing a continuous 36 holes. The third and final round is set for a shotgun start Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Notre Dame will be represented by all four members of its sophomore class. Patrick Grahek (Alpharetta, Ga.), David Lowe (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Tyler Wingo (Fairfax, Va.) and Peyton Vitter (New Orleans, La.) are all scheduled to compete for the tournament title under the Fighting Irish banner.

"This week is an excellent opportunity for our sophomores" Notre Dame head coach Jim Kubinski says. "Tyler, Peyton and David have all been starters for us this season and could earn that spot back at Ball State, while Patrick has been in contention all along. I'm excited to see them competing, gaining experience and representing Notre Dame. They're talented guys."

Grahek made his first appearance of the season last week, finishing in a tie for 51st place at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic with a three-day total of 229. His final round three-over 74 at the Warren Golf Course was the best competitive 18-hole score of his career.

Lowe made his first career start for the Fighting Irish at the season-opening Tar Heel Intercollegiate Sept. 15-16, firing an even-par 72 during the second round. The Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational will be Lowe's third tournament with Notre Dame after transferring from Arizona State in the offseason.

Wingo was a member of the starting five in each of the first three team tournaments of 2012-13, carding a season-best 72 during his second round at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate. This week will mark Wingo's sixth official tournament appearance in his Notre Dame career.

Vitter rounds out Notre Dame lineup fresh off a top-40 finish last week at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic, closing his tournament with back-to-back rounds of 73 (two-over par) in difficult conditions at the Warren Golf Course. Vitter opened his fall season by posting a one-over 71, an 18-hole career-best, at the prestigious Course at Yale during the first round of the Macdonald Cup Sept. 29-30.

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Event Calendar

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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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