Feb. 12, 2017
By Dan Colleran
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Fighting Irish women’s golf team shot a final round 303 (+15) at the 2017 Florida State Match-Up to finish 12th (315-298-303-916) at the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course (Par 72/6,260 yards).
Sophomore Emma Albrecht led Notre Dame by tying for 22nd (74-72-73-219) in the 66-player field.
“We’re disappointed in the final result as it is not what we are accustomed to,” said Notre Dame head coach Susan Holt. “Emma played three solid rounds but we just did not get any consistent play from the rest of the team. We now have a few weeks to regroup and get ready to be much more competitive at our next event.”
Florida State (282-276-279-837) held onto its second round lead to claim the team championship, while Florida State’s Morgane Metraux shot a 68 in the final round to earn medalist honors (70-67-68-205).
Leading The Irish Lineup
Albrecht was consistent from start to finish at the Florida State match-up and carded a final round 73. Her one-over par showing on Sunday included two birdies, 13 pars and three bogeys as she tied for 22nd.
Albrecht totaled 37 pars over the three rounds of play, which tied for the fifth-highest total in the field. She also played the par-5’s at a five-under par clip, which tied for 13th-best in the field.
Isabella DiLisio, also a sophomore, matched Albrecht’s final round 73. DiLisio’s final round included three birdies, 12 pars and three bogeys.
12 -- Notre Dame: 315-298-303-916
T22 -- Emma Abrecht (2): 74-72-73-219
T49 -- Isabella DiLisio (3): 82-75-73-230
T56 -- Jordan Ferreira (1): 79-74-81-234
T60 -- Mia Ayer (4): 80-77-79-236
65 -- Alison Snakard (5): 82-80-78-240
* - Rounds counted towards team scoring in bold
The tournament featured a unique setup where each team was paired with another team in pursuit of the Match-Up championship. Notre Dame team with Oklahoma (295-289-280-864) and the teams finished fourth in the match-Up standings:
1 -- Florida State/Texas A&M – 351/350/346 = 1047
2 -- South Carolina/Virginia – 356/361/359 = 1076
3 -- Middle Tennessee/USF – 366/366/371 = 1103
4 -- Notre Dame/Oklahoma – 374/368/361 = 1103
5 -- Michigan State/Minnesota – 367/371/371= 1109
6 -- Coastal Carolina/Missouri – 372/369/368 = 1109
Notre Dame At The FSU Match-Up
This season marks Notre Dame’s second appearance in the Florida State Match-Up.
The Fighting Irish previously took part in the 2013 Florida State’s Match-Up, which was played at the Southwood Golf Course in Tallahassee, Florida (Feb. 15-17). The Irish placed seventh overall and, paired with Michigan, placed fifth in the Match-Up standings. Lindsey Weaver tied for eighth to lead the Irish lineup (218/+2).
Notre Dame will play in the University of Wisconsin’s Westbrook Spring Invitational. The two-day event will be played on Feb. 26-27 at the Westbrook Village Golf Club in Peoria, Arizona.
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Dan Colleran, associate athletics communications director at the University of Notre Dame, has been a part of Fighting Irish Media since August 2015 and coordinates all media and publicity efforts surrounding the Notre Dame hockey and golf programs. A native of Walpole, Massachusetts, Colleran spent the previous three years working with the men’s hockey and soccer programs at Providence College. Colleran also spent two years as an Assistant Executive Director of Communications & Championships at the Ivy League and is a graduate of Providence College (’06 & ’08G).