AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in all 11 tournaments for Irish (10 as starter), ranking fourth on team with 75.88 stroke average ... had four top-20 finishes ... ranked fifth on team with five rounds at par or lower (three below par and two in the 60s) ... tied for 11th place in college debut at Mary Fossum Invitational with 10-over par 226 (75-74-77) ... shared 44th place at weather-shortened Schooner Fall Classic with nine-over par 151 (77-74) ... competed as individual participant at Chip-N Club Invitational and registered best performance of young career with tie for fourth place at even-par 216 (73-72-71), helping Irish to 30-shot win and second-lowest 54-hole score relative to par in school history (860/-4) ... tied for 54th place at Cardinal Cup with 17-over par 233 (76-73-84) ... wrapped up fall season by sharing team-high honors at Landfall Tradition, tying for 19th place at three-over par 219 (77-74-68) -- final-round 68 was a career-low -- as part of Irish lineup that finished second at tournament, posted the fourth-lowest score relative to par in program history (866/+2) and defeated 11 ranked teams (four in top 20) along the way ... tied for 48th place in spring opener at Westbrook Spring Invitational with six-over par 222 (74-76-72) that included eagle on final hole ... tied for 17th place at Clover Cup with four-over par 220 (77-74-69) ... shared 56th place at LSU Tiger Classic following 23-over par 239 (80-79-80) ... had team's second-best finish at Bryan National Collegiate, tying for 26th place at 12-over par 228 (77-75-76) ... wound up in tie for 52nd place in her first ACC Championship appearance, shooting 19-over par 235 (78-78-79) ... completed rookie season in 63rd place at NCAA Birmingham Regional after carding 23-over par 239 (74-81-84).
JUNIOR GOLF: Golfweek Junior Girls National Player of the Week (March 9, 2015) ... 2014 Rolex/American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Junior All-America honorable mention selection ... 2013 Hewlett-Packard Scholastic Honor Roll choice (presented by AJGA) ... 2013 Kentucky Golf Association Junior Player of the Year ... 2012 Plantations Junior Tour Player of the Year ... ranked as high as No. 15 in Class of 2015 by Golfweek/Sagarin junior rankings ... ranked as high as No. 27 in AJGA/Polo rankings ... ranked as high as No. 32 according to Golfweek Power 50 and Junior Golf Scoreboard ... member of East Team for 2015 edition of prestigious AJGA Wyndham Cup match play tournament, posting a 1-2-1 record in four matches ... had combined 74.42 stroke average in 40 junior and amateur tournaments during final three junior golf seasons (2013-15), winning 11 times and recording 29 top-10 finishes in that span ... registered 73.68 stroke average in seven junior tournaments during 2015 calendar year, logging two wins and six top-10 finishes ... won 2015 AJGA Music City Junior Championship (217, +1) and 2015 Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) event at Saddlebrook Resort (Florida) (145, +5) ... finished second at 2015 Under Armour/Jeff Overton Championship at Otter Creek (214, -2) ... compiled 74.30 stroke average in 14 tournaments during 2014 season, earning two victories and nine top-10 finishes along the way ... won 2014 Kentucky Section PGA Junior Qualifier at Maywood Country Club (137, -3) on strength of opening-round and course-record 63 ... won 2014 AJGA Huntsville Junior Championship (222, +6) ... finished 26th at 2014 Junior PGA Championship (300, +12) ... posted 74.79 stroke average in 19 tournaments during 2013 season, earning seven wins and 14 top-10 finishes ... won 2013 PGA Junior Series event at Kearney Hills (213, -3) to qualify for Junior PGA Championship ... placed 23rd at 2013 Junior PGA Championship (294, +6) ... finished second at 2013 USGA Girls' Junior Amateur Championship qualifier (76, +4) ... tied for 64th in stroke play at 2013 USGA Girls' Junior Amateur Championship (155, +11), falling in playoff to advance to match play ... won 2013 Golfweek Junior Tour Championship at University of Kentucky (212, -1) ... won two Plantations Junior Golf Tour events (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Lexington, Kentucky) and two Hurricane Junior Tour outings (Louisville and Owensboro, Kentucky) ... won Musselman Dunn Junior Tour event at University of Louisville (148, +4) ... carded two aces during her junior golf career.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville, Kentucky ... 2013 Kentucky Miss Golf ... 2013 Sacred Heart Academy Athlete of the Year ... three-time all-state selection (2012-14) ... four-time all-region choice (2011-14) ... four-time all-county pick (2011-14) ... helped Sacred Heart win four Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) state championships (single-division tournament) during her career (golf is fall sport in Kentucky) ... led team to state records for largest margin of victory (43 strokes in 2011) and lowest team score (615 in 2013) ... individually won 17 high school tournaments, including 2013 KHSAA regional and prestigious Sacred Heart Bunny Daugherty Invitational twice (2013 and 2014) ... posted 71.50 stroke average as a senior in 2014, winning four invitational tournaments, placing second at regional tournament (70, -2) and fifth at state tournament (146, +2) ... made 14-foot putt on final regulation hole of state tournament to force team playoff that Sacred Heart won ... registered 71.00 stroke average in junior season (2013), winning nine tournaments and shooting under par in 10 of 16 competitive rounds ... won regional title (71, -1) and placed second at state tournament (145, +1) ... won Bunny Daugherty Invitational at Hurstbourne Country Club with course-record 66 ... took third at state tournament as sophomore in 2012 (149, +5).
PERSONAL DATA: Full name is Madeleine Rose Hamilton ... daughter of Kim and Vince Hamilton ... older of two children ... father, Vince played golf at University of Kentucky from 1981-82 through 1984-85, earning Academic All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) honors in 1983-84 ... second player from state of Kentucky to tee off for the Fighting Irish, and first since another Louisville native, Lauren Fuchs, played two seasons for Notre Dame (2000, 2002) ... grandfather Allen Hamilton played for two legendary football coaches during his college career -- Paul Brown at Great Lakes Naval Training Station in 1944 during World War II (future Notre Dame head coach Ara Parseghian was a halfback on that Great Lakes team) and Paul "Bear" Bryant at the University of Kentucky in 1946 and from 1948-50 (counting future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee George Blanda among his teammates) ... near forefront of her high school with 3.95 cumulative grade-point average ... recently completed Notre Dame's unique First Year of Studies program with an interest in pursuing undergraduate degree in business.
Hamilton's Career Statistics
|Year||Tournaments||Rds/Tm Rds||Count||Strokes||Avg.||Top Rd||Top 36||Top 54||Top Finish (Field) - Event (Score)|
|2015-16||11||32/29||25||2,428||75.88||68 (-4)||151 (+9)||216 (E)||T-4th (75) - Chip-N Club Invitational (216)|
|Totals||11||32/29||25||2,428||75.88||68 (-4)||151 (+9)||216 (E)||T-4th (75) - Chip-N Club Invitational (216)|