Sept. 24, 2016
NORMAN, Oklahoma -- In season-opening action, the Notre Dame women's golf team stands in eighth-place after the first two rounds of play at the University of Oklahoma's Schooner Fall Classic, which is being played at the Belmar Golf Club (par 71/5,939 yards).
The Fighting Irish shot a 283 in the morning round and followed with a 298 in the afternoon for a two-round total of 581 (+13). Florida State shot a 19-under par 549 to lead the 12-team field, while Alabama stands in second at 11-under par (557).
The tournament was originally slated to be played from Saturday - Monday with one round each day, but with impending weather issues predicted for Sunday, 36 holes were played on Saturday. The third round is tenatively scheduled for noon ET on Sunday.
PLAYER OF THE DAY
Sophomore Emma Albrecht is tied for 16th after two rounds of play. She fired a two-under par 69 in the first round and then carded a two-over par 73 in the afternoon to stand at even par on the day She had nine birdies over the two rounds.
NOTRE DAME'S LINEUP
T16. Emma Albrecht | 69-73-142 (E)
T25. Isabella DiLisio | 71-74-145 (+3)
T32. Jordan Ferreira | 74-73-147 (+5)
T32. Maddie Rose Hamilton | 69-78-147 (+5)
T57. Mia Ayer | 77-80-157 (+15)
T57. Alison Snakard (Ind.) | 75-82-157 (+15)
ACING THE START
Playing as an individual entrant, Alison Snakard aced the 157-yard, par-three 17th hole on her first swing of the day (shotgun start).
The junior from Collegeville, Pennsylvania used a 5-iron to record her first ace with the Irish. It was Notre Dame's first hole-in-one since Oct. 8, 2010 (So-Hyun Park on par-3 No. 8 in first round of Merecedes-Benz Championship - Knoxville, Tennessee).
SOCIAL MEDIA MOMENT
After Friday's practice rounds, there were coaching staff challenges amongst the head coaches and assistant coaches and Fighting Irish Head Coach Susan Holt and Associate Head Coach Kyle Lynne Demeter each proved victorious.
— Lady Irish Golf (@NDwomensGolf) September 23, 2016
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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).