Sept. 25, 2016
By Dan Colleran
NORMAN, Oklahoma -- Led by a top-10 finish from sophomore Emma Albrecht, the Notre Dame women’s golf team shot a final round 281 to move up into a tie for sixth at the University of Oklahoma’s Schooner Fall Classic, which was played at the Belmar Golf Club (par 71/5,939 yards).
The Fighting Irish finished the three-round tournament at 19-over par (283-298-290-871) in their first event of the season, tying LSU and Texas A&M for sixth. Florida State won the event by turning in a 23-under par 829, followed by Alabama (841). On the individual leaderboard, Florida State’s Morgane Metraux (68-67-66-201/-12) took medalist honors.
The tournament was originally slated to be played from Saturday - Monday with one round each day, but with impending weather issues the event was condensed to two days.
PLAYER OF THE DAY
Sophomore Emma Albrecht shot her second two-under par 69 of the weekend, having also carded a 69 in the first round. She finished in a tie for tenth (69-73-69-211) to lead the Notre Dame lineup. Her steady final round included four birdies, 12 pars and just two bogeys. It was her third career top-10 finish and the 211 total was her best 54-hole mark in an Irish uniform.
NOTRE DAME’S LINEUP
T10. Emma Albrecht -- 69-73-69-211 (-2)
T25. Isabella DiLisio -- 71-74-73-218 (+5)
T27. Maddie Rose Hamilton -- 69-78-72-219 (+6)
T39. Jordan Ferreira -- 74-73-76-223 (+10)
59. Mia Ayer -- 77-80-79-236 (+23)
T60. Alison Snakard (Ind.) || 75-82-80-237 (+24)
On Saturday, playing as an individual entrant, Alison Snakard aced the 157-yard, par-three 17th hole on her first swing of the tournament (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 Mercedes Benz Championship - Knoxville, Tennessee).
After this weekend’s tournament was condensed to two days, Notre Dame is now off until Oct. 9-10 when it plays in the Texas State Jim West Challenge Invite at the Carlton Woods Club in The Woodlands, Texas.
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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 women's 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).