Images of the Fighting Irish during the run to another NCAA tournament.
IN THE NOTRE DAME RECORD BOOK (as of April 21, 2015): Ranks third in program history with 74.96 career stroke average, currently one of three Notre Dame golfers ever to record career mark of better than 75.00 (minimum of 35 rounds played) ... fifth in Fighting Irish annals with 92.9 percent of her career rounds (105 of 113) counting towards the team score ... tied for sixth in school history with 13 career team-leading tournament efforts ... one of only two golfers in program history with three medalist finishes (Katie Brophy also won three events from 2002-06).
AS A SENIOR: Team captain ... Atlantic Coast Conference Postgraduate Scholarship recipient ... second on team with 73.93 stroke average (on pace to be fourth-lowest single-season mark in program history and could be fourth player to top 74.00 stroke average for full season) ... collected team-leading four top-10 finishes (and six top-25 placements) in nine tournaments ... also leads team with seven rounds under par (four in the 60s) and is second on team with nine total rounds at par or better ... tied for second on team with 25 of 27 rounds (.926) counting to team score ... opened season with ninth-place finish at Mary Fossum Invitational, carding 12-over par 228 (78-73-77), helping Irish to team title ... tied for 43rd place at Schooner Fall Classic with season-low six-over par 216 (78-69-69), posting season-low 18-hole scores in final two rounds while helping Irish to school-record team gross score of 846 (+6) and two lowest single-round team gross scores in school history (277 and 279 in final two rounds) ... tied for 41st place at the Mercedes-Benz Championship with 15-over par 228 (76-78-74) ... posted season-best tie for eighth at Landfall Tradition while matching career-low tournament score at one-under par 215 (69-75-71) ... began spring season by nearly duplicating performance from Landfall Tradition with career low-tying one-under par 215 (71-72-72) and tie for 10th place at Westbrook Spring Invitational -- marked first time in her college career she has shot par or better in all three rounds of a tournament ... registered tie for eighth place at Clover Cup with seven-over par 223 (76-71-76), securing the ninth top-10 finish of career ... led team by tying for 18th place at LSU Tiger Classic with nine-over par 225 (80-69-76), the second-round total matching her season-low mark ... tied for 18th place at Bryan National Collegiate with 10-over par 226 (74-76-76) ... turned in consistent performance at ACC Championship, earning share of 26th place at four-over par 220 (73-73-74).
AS A JUNIOR: Team captain ... finished the season with a 75.59 average over 29 rounds in 10 tournaments (was 14th-lowest single-season stroke average in school history entering 2014-15 season) ... named to Capital One Academic All-America Second Team, her second consecutive Academic All-America citation ... tied for 35th in her first-ever ACC Championship ... had four even or under par rounds over the course of the season ... posted one top-10 finish and three top-25 finishes throughout the season ... played in four tournaments and 11 rounds over the course of the fall season, carding an average of 74.54 ... finished in a tie for second place at the Mary Fossum Invitational with a four-over-par score of 220 (76-75-69) ... also came in a tie for 16th place at the elite Landfall Tradition with a score of 224 (74-74-76) ... fired off a three-below-par round at the Mary Fossum Invitational ... named to the 2013-14 All-ACC Academic Team ... named to the 2013-14 WGCA All-American Scholar Team.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the year with a 74.64 season stroke average through 10 tournaments (was fourth-best single-season mark in program history entering 2014-15 season) ... posted the fourth-best season stroke average in the history of the program through all 28 counted rounds ... selected as a member of the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team (after earning first-team all-district honors) ... named Golfweek Women's National Player of the Week for the week of March 25-31 ... earned second consecutive all-BIG EAST citation by unanimous vote ... earned the back-to-back BIG EAST Women's Golf Player of the Week (March 21, March 28) ... reached as high as No. 72 in Golfstat's rankings over the course of the season... finished with three even and three-under par rounds ... posted three top-10 finishes and seven top-25 finishes ... fired one under par tournament ... at the conclusion of the season overtook the lead of career top-25 finishes among active golfers with 12... tied for 96th place at the NCAA East Regional finishing with a 234 (+18) ... tied for fifth at the BIG EAST Championship firing a three-over-par 219 ... led the Irish to a first-place team finish earning medalist honors at the Briar's Creek Invitational ... compiled two even or under par rounds at Briar's Creek (71-72) tallying a winning score of a one-over-par 217 ... was the medalist at the Insperity Lady Jaguar swinging toward a one-under (215) ... fired all three rounds under par at the Lady Jaguar including a 69 in the second round ... tied for 12th at the Mary Fossum Invitational shooting a 224 (+8) ... tied for 13th at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic ... tied for 16th at the SMU Invitational with a 230 (+14) ... turned in a 227 (+11) scorecard at the Seminole Match Up ... at the Clover Cup shot a four-over (220) to tie for 19th ... shot a 77 (+5) at the Landfall Tradition, tying for 43rd place.
AS A FRESHMAN: Made an immediate impact on the Irish squad upon arrival ... finished season with 75.62 stroke average playing in all 29 rounds ... BIG EAST Championship Medalist ... BIG EAST Rookie of the Year award recipient ... named to all-BIG EAST team ... qualified for the 2012 U.S. Women's Open where she shot a (162/+18) and missed the cut ... in her first round donning the blue and gold fired an opening round 73 at the Golfweek Conference Challenge ... finished the Challenge with a three-day total, 231 (+15), to tie for 34th ... at the Tar Heel Invitational recorded her first tournament with three rounds in the 70's (78-74-73) ... her +9 (225) performance in Chapel Hill, N.C., at the Finley Golf Course placed her 55th in a field of 100 ... teed it up at the legendary Crooked Stick Golf Course in Carmel, Ind., in the Hoosier Invitational ... led tournament after firing two rounds of 75-71 before running into some trouble on the final day to finish in a tie for 23rd (233/+17) ... in final event on the fall docket in Wilmington, N.C., finished in a tie for 62nd after a +24 (240) showing at the Landfall Tradition at the Country Club of Landfall ... game started to take shape in the spring season, bettering her fall average by over three strokes ... began spring season with a team-leading 148 (+6) total in the rain-shortened Darius Rucker Intercollegiate ... tallied her second-consecutive T-14th finish after firing a three-round total of 225 (+9) at LSU Tiger Classic in Baton Rouge, La. ... recorded lowest round in Irish career (and tied for third-lowest in school history) with opening-round 67 at Notre Dame Clover Cup in Mesa, Ariz. (T-16th) ... fired a team-leading 216 (E) en route to T-13 finish at Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, Ga. ... captured individual BIG EAST Championship trophy after a three-round total, 223 (+7) in Orlando at the Reunion Resort and Golf Club ... no Irish golfer fared better at the NCAA Central Regional in Columbus, Ohio, firing a 228 (+12, T-26th) ... helped team set academic record for highest team grade-point average in Notre Dame athletics history (3.776 GPA).
PREP & PERSONAL: Four-year letter winner at Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Ill. ... selected team MVP all four years ... ranked among the top-50 juniors entering Notre Dame (Jr. Golf Scoreboard Ranking) ... won 2011 Women's Western Golf Association National Junior Championship ... two-time Hewlett- Packard American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) All-American honoree ... earned eight top-10 finishes in AJGA events ... victorious at 2011 AJGA Boyne Championship ... included second-place finishes in 2010 Randy Wise Junior Open, 2009 Flossmoor Junior Open and 2008 Future Legends tournament ... three-time Illinois Junior Golf Association Player of the Year (2006-08) ... led high school to 2009 Illinois State Championship ... Illinois state runners-up in 2008 and 2010 ... accumulated 22 match victories and five rounds under par in her prep career at Homewood-Flossmoor ... ranked fourth out of 707 students in high school graduating class with a perfect 4.0 GPA ... daughter of Dean and Carolyn Armstrong … majoring in mechanical engineering through Notre Dame's College of Engineering … member of Dean's List.
Armstrong's Career Statistics
Top Finish (Field) - Event (Score)
1st (40) - BIG EAST Championship (223)
1st, twice - Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate (215)/Briar's Creek Invitational (217)
T-2nd (92) - Mary Fossum Invitational (220)
8th, twice - Landfall Tradition (215)/Clover Cup (223)
1st, three times (MR: 2013 Briar's Creek Invitational)