March 29, 2017
By Megan Golden
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The University of Notre Dame women’s golf team travels to Wake Forest for its final regular-season tournament of the 2016-17 season in the Bryan National Collegiate from March 31-April 2.
The Irish will compete against 17 teams, including seven ranked teams, at Bryan Park Champions Course.
"The field has about 12 teams currently ranked ahead of us, so this is a great opportunity to get some excellent head-to-head wins and really help our national ranking,” Irish head coach Susan Holt said. “At this point in our season, this is a very important tournament."
Notre Dame has competed in the Bryan National Collegiate in each of the last two seasons.
In 2016, Talia Campbell led the Irish, shooting a 224 and finishing tied for eighth individually. As a team, the Irish concluded the tournament tied for fifth.
Date: March 31-April 2, 2017
Format: 18 holes split tee start on Friday and Saturday and a final round shotgun start on Sunday
Tee Times: 8:30 a.m. ET on Friday, TBD on Saturday and 8:30 a.m. ET on Sunday
Location: Browns Summit, North Carolina
The Course: Bryan Park Champions Course (Par 72/6,386 Yards)
Tournament Field: Wake Forest, Baylor, Georgetown, Michigan, Notre Dame, South Carolina, UNCG, College of Charleston, Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon, Central Florida, Alabama, Colorado State, Miami, North Carolina State, Penn State, Virginia
Live Scoring: golfstatresults.com
Projected Notre Dame Lineup
Sophomore Isabella DiLisio will lead the Irish in the No. 1 position, followed by fellow sophomore Emma Albrecht (No. 2), senior Jordan Ferreira (No. 3), freshman Mia Ayer (No. 4) and sophomore Maddie Rose Hamilton (No. 5).
Coach Holt Quotes
On her team’s consistency...
"We are still looking for much needed consistent scoring in each round from each player. The last two events we have posted a solid first round and not been able to back it up in the last two rounds. If we can do that, we will get a much better end result."
On her team’s experience at Bryan Park Champions Course...
"Four of our five players are familiar with this course having played in this event last year. This should help us with course management as it is very much a shot placement course off the tee. If we can execute, it should result in some good rounds."
Last Time Out
Notre Dame wrapped up the Clover Cup with a score of 298 (+10), placing seventh (887, +23) overall at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona.
Sophomores Emma Albrecht (219, T16) and Isabella DiLisio (220, T21) led the Irish individually.
This season, the Irish will be looking to extend their streak of nine consecutive NCAA Regional appearances (2008-16). The program has made 11 all-time appearances in the NCAA Regionals and also advanced to the NCAA Championship in 2011.
The Irish will return to action at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships on April 13-15 at The Reserve Golf Club in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina.
Megan Golden, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since August of 2016. In her role, she coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame women's lacrosse and cross country/track and field programs. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Golden is a 2014 graduate of Saint Mary's College and former Irish women’s basketball manager. Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, she worked in public relations with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.