Women's Golf



Women’s Golf Readies For NCAA Regional

The Irish are the No. 12 seed in Madison, Wisconsin


Irish Vault Into Top-10 After Two Rounds At Bryan National Collegiate

Ayer sits third overall after a 73-71 to open the tournament


Spring Season Continues For Irish Women’s Golf

Notre Dame will play in the Westbrook Spring Invitational for the fourth consecutive season


Women's Golf Finishes Seventh At The Florida State Match-Up

Emma Albrecht and Abby Heck led the Irish


Women's Golf In Sixth At The Florida State Match-Up

Emma Albrecht is tied for ninth with one round to play


Women's Golf at 2016 NCAA Birmingham Regional - Round 3

Notre Dame capped off its 2015-16 season at the NCAA Birmingham Regional on May 7 (photos by Tim Cowie)


Women's Golf at 2016 NCAA Birmingham Regional - Round 2

The Notre Dame women's golf team competes in the second round of the 2016 NCAA Birmingham Regional (photos by Tim Cowie)


Women's Golf at 2016 NCAA Birmingham Regional - Round 1

The Notre Dame women's golf team teed off in round 1 of the 2016 NCAA Birmingham Regional (photos by Tim Cowie)


Women's Golf at 2016 ACC Championship - Round 3

Notre Dame finished 10th at the ACC Championship with a final score of +40 (310-299-295=904) (photos by Andy Mead)


Women's Golf at 2016 ACC Championship - Round 2

Photos by Andy Mead

As A Junior

  • Finished the 2017-18 season with a 73.86 stroke average (second-lowest on the team).
  • Carded seven under par rounds (two in the 60’s) and two at even par.
  • Competed in all 10 of Notre Dame’s events in the 2017-18 season, starting in the top-five each tournament.
  • Finished T-9th at the Schooner Fall Classic (Sept. 23-25), shooting rounds of 76-65-69=210 (-3). 
  • Finished T-4th at the Bettie Lou Evans Invitational (Oct. 6-8) tying her best ever finish at an event shooting rounds of 70-73-73=216 (E).
  • Finished T-9th at the Clover Cup (Mar. 16-18) shooting rounds of 70-74-75=219 (+3).
  • Finished T-20th at the ACC Championships (Apr. 21-23) shooting rounds of 73-74-75=222 (+6).

As a Sophomore

  • Finished the 2016-17 season with a 75.38 stroke average (fourth-lowest on team).
  • Carded three under par rounds (one in the 60’s) and one at even par.
  • Competed in seven of Notre Dame’s nine events in the 2016-17 season, starting in the top five each tournament.
  • 19 of her 21 rounds counted towards the team score.
  • Finished T-27th at the opening fall tournament, the Schooner Fall Classic (Sept. 24-26) shooting rounds of 69-78-72=219 (+6).
  • Finished T-30 at the Jim West Challenge (Oct. 9-10) shooting rounds of 71-73-75=219 (+3).
  • Finished T-50 at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational (Oct. 17-18) shooting rounds of 78-80-71=229 (+13).
  • Finished T-52 at The Landfall Tradition (Oct. 28-30) shooting rounds of 77-73-77=227 (+11).
  • Made spring debut competing at the Notre Dame Clover Cup (Mar. 17-19) finishing T-56 shooting rounds of 79-76-75=230 (+14).
  • Finished T-31 at the Bryan National Collegiate (Mar. 31- Apr. 02) shooting rounds of 72-76-76=224 (+8).
  • Finished 49th at the ACC Women’s Golf Championships (Apr. 13-15) shooting rounds of 82-75-78=235 (+19).


  • Appeared in all 11 tournaments for the Irish (10 as a starter).
  • Finished fourth on team with a 75.88 stroke average.
  • Had four top 20 finishes.
  • Ranked fifth on team with five rounds at par or better (three below par, and two in the 60’s).
  • Finished tied for 11th place in college debut at the Mary Fossum Invitational (Sept. 12- 13) shooting rounds of 75-74-77=226 (+10).
  • Finished tied for 44th at weather- shortened Schooner Fall Classic (Sept. 19- 21) shooting rounds of 77-74=151 (+9).
  • Competed as an individual at the Chip- N- Club Invitational (Oct. 5- 6) finishing tied for 4th place shooting rounds of 73-72-71=216 (E).
  • Finished tied for 54th at the Cardinal Cup (Oct. 19- 20) shooting rounds of 76-73-84=233 (+17).
  • Finished tied for 19th at the Landfall Tradition (Oct. 23-25) shooting rounds of 77-74-68=219 (+3).
  • Finished tied for 48th in spring opener at the Westbrook Invitational (Feb. 21-22) shooting rounds of 74-76-72=222 (+6).
  • Finished tied for 17th at the Notre Dame Clover Cup (Mar. 11-13) shooting rounds of 77-74-69=220 (+4).
  • Finished tied for 56th at the LSU Tiger Classic (Mar. 20-22) shooting rounds of 80-79-80=239 (+23).
  • Finished tied for 26th at the Bryan National Collegiate (Apr. 1-3) shooting rounds of 77-75-76=228 (+12).
  • Finished tied for 52nd in first ACC Championship (Apr. 15-17) shooting rounds of 78-78-79=235 (+19).
  • Finished tied for 63rd at NCAA Birmingham Regional (May 5-7) shooting rounds of 74-81-84=239 (+23).



  • 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.
  • Won 2014 Kentucky Section PGA Qualifier at Maywood Country Club (137,-3).
  • 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 play- off 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).
  • Also had two Hurricane Junior Tour wins (Louisville, and Owensboro, Kentucky).
  • Won Musselman Dunn Junior Tour event at University of Louisville (148,+4).
  • Carded two aces during her junior golf career.



  • 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), and four time all-county pick (2011-14).
  • Helped Sacred Heart win four Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) state championships during her career.
  • Led team to state records for largest margin of victory (43 stokes 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 a 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 a sophomore in 2012 (149,+5).




  • Full name is Madeleine Rose Hamilton.
  • Daughter of Kim and Vince Hamilton, and is the oldest of two children.
  • Brother, Allen, plays golf at the University of Kentucky.
  • Father, Vince, Played golf at University of Kentucky from 1981-85, earning Academic All-Southeastern Conference honors in 1983-84.
  • Second player from state of Kentucky to play for the Fighting Irish (joining Lauren Fuchs, from Louisville, who played two seasons for Notre Dame ((2000-2002)).
  • Near forefront of her high school with a 3.95 cumulative GPA.
  • Spent portion of 2017 summer on an academic trip to Greece with teammate Emma Albrecht and several other Notre Dame student- athletes.
  • Majoring in Management (Consulting) with a minor Constitutional Studies.



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)
2016-17 7 21/21 19 1,583 75.38 69 (-3) 144 (E) 216 (E) T-4th (75) - Chip-N Club Invitational (216)
Totals 18 53/48 44 4,011 75.67 68 (-4) 144 (E) 216 (E) T-4th Chip-N Club Invitational

Maddie Rose Hamilton
Maddie Rose  Hamilton


Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Sacred Heart Academy


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