March 10, 2016
By Chris Masters
MESA, Ariz. — The 20th-ranked University of Notre Dame women’s golf team will have the chance to reach a pair of milestones when the Fighting Irish tee off Friday in the fifth annual Notre Dame Clover Cup at 10 a.m. ET (8 a.m. MT) at the Longbow Golf Club (par 72/6,184 yards) in Mesa, Arizona.
The Fighting Irish enter this weekend’s event seeking a third tournament win this year, something they last achieved during the 2010-11 season. Notre Dame also is aiming for its first victory in five tries at the Clover Cup, having finished second twice and in the top five during each of the first four years it has played host to the Arizona-based event, which is co-sponsored by Longbow Golf Club and Visit Mesa.
Notre Dame Clover Cup
Dates: March 11-13, 2016
Format: 54 holes (18 holes Friday-Sunday)
Tee Times: 10 a.m. ET/8 a.m. MT Friday-Sunday (split-tee starts on Friday-Saturday; shotgun start Sunday)
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Course (Par/Yardage): Longbow Golf Club (par 72/6,184 yards)
Tournament Field (in order of latest Golfstat ranking): Notre Dame (20), SMU (37), TCU (43), Oklahoma (53), UNCW (78), Penn State (81), South Florida (87), FIU (102), Ole Miss (106), Columbia (108), Nebraska (115), Central Arkansas (122), Cincinnati (126), Tulsa (131), IUPUI (198), UNCG (205) and Central Michigan (241).
Notre Dame Lineup (2015-16 stroke average): Talia Campbell (72.76), Isabella DiLisio (72.47), Emma Albrecht (73.24), Maddie Rose Hamilton (74.53), Jordan Ferreira (74.71), Kari Bellville (75.94 -- competing as individual), Alison Snakard (making season debut -- competing as individual), Janie Fineis (making season debut -- competing as individual)
Live Scoring: BirdieFire.com
Twitter: @NDwomensGolf (#CloverCup)
Here’s a look at five things you need to know as Notre Dame steps to the first tee at Longbow on Friday morning:
Notre Dame will offer live scoring of this weekend’s Clover Cup through the BirdieFire web site (BirdieFire.com), with in-progress updates also provided through the Fighting Irish women’s golf Twitter feed (@NDwomensGolf).
For more information on the Notre Dame women’s golf program, visit the women’s golf page of the official Fighting Irish athletics web site (UND.com/ndwomensgolf), sign up to follow the Notre Dame women’s golf Twitter feed (@NDwomensGolf) or register for the Irish ALERT text-messaging system through the “Fan Center” pulldown menu on the front page at UND.com.
Chris Masters, associate athletics communications director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2001 and coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame women’s golf and women’s basketball programs. A native of San Francisco, California, Masters is a 1996 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, earned his master’s degree from Kansas State University in 1998, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).