Oct. 29, 2016
By Dan Colleran
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- The Notre Dame women’s golf team took 10 strokes off its first round score to card a second round 293 (+5) at the Landfall Tradition on Saturday, which is being played at the Country Club of Landfall on the Pete Dye Course (6,166 yards/par 72).
With Saturday’s performance, the Irish moved up to 11th in the standings (303-293-596) with one round of play remaining.
Wake Forest took over the 36-hole lead after carding a second round 284, led by Jennifer Kupcho’s 66. Kupcho (73-66-139) is also in first on the individual leaderboard, followed by Purdue’s August Kim (72-68-140) and Alabama’s Cheyenne Knight (70-70-140). South Carolina (297-282-579) and Oklahoma (284-295-579) are tied for second on the team leaderboard.
The final round will get underway on Sunday morning, beginning with an 8:45 a.m. shotgun start.
LEADING THE NOTRE DAME LINEUP
Sophomore Isabella DiLisio and freshman Mia Ayer each shot even-par 72’s to lead the Irish on day two. DiLisio took four strokes off of her first round score and birdied hole No. 7 and hole No. 11. DiLisio's 28 pars through two rounds of play are tied for the second-most in the field.
Ayer had an even bigger turnaround, taking seven strokes off of her first round score to card Saturday’s 72. She birdied the first, 12th and 16th holes and played the back nine (which was her first nine holes of the day) at one-under par.
T29 -- Isabella DiLisio (3): 76-72-148
T37 -- Maddie Rose Hamilton (4): 77-73-150
T46 -- Jordan Ferreira (1): 75-76-151
T46 -- Mia Ayer (2): 79-72-151
T46 -- Emma Albrecht (5): 75-76-151
T76 -- Alison Snakard: 75-82-157*
* - Competing as an individual
AN IRISH RETURN
Last season, Notre Dame shot the fourth-lowest 54-hole score in school history en route to a second-place finish at the Landfall Tradition.
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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).