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#12 Irish Eager for Colleton River Collegiate

Tournament takes place March 2-3 at the Dye Course in Bluffton, S.C.

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The No. 12 Notre Dame men’s golf team is eager to return to the links after heavy rain cut the Dorado Beach Classic down to one round this past week. The Fighting Irish will get their wish in the form of the 8th Annual Colleton River Collegiate taking place March 2-3 at the Pete Dye Golf Course in Bluffton, South Carolina.

The tournament will feature 54 holes played out over two days, with live scoring available on The Dye Course will play as a 7,167-yard par 72. The Dye Course has played host to major tournaments like the US Amateur Qualifier, US Open Qualifier and the 2015 US Junior Amateur Tournament.

Monday – 36 holes of continuous play beginning with an 8:15 a.m. shotgun start
Tuesday – 18 holes with tee times beginning at 8 a.m.


Due to the unfortunate circumstance of counting a one-round tournament, Notre Dame slipped to No. 12 in the GolfStat rankings and No. 21 in Golfweek. The Irish move to 72-10-0 on the season.


The Irish average 281.0 strokes per round on the year with a low round of 270. With 16 rounds under their belt, the Irish are a cumulative 76-under par on the year. Notre Dame got off to rocky start in the one-round Dorado Beach Classic, where they finished in ninth place at two-over par.

“Playing better solves everything,” Notre Dame head coach John Handrigan said. “That first round was on us. We know the rules. The only thing that we can control is how we play next week.”


The field includes host Michigan State, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Georgia Southern, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Kent State, Memphis, Miami, Notre Dame, Oakland, Ohio State and Rutgers.


For the first time all season, there will be a new lineup representing the Fighting Irish: Palmer Jackson, Davis Lamb, Hunter Ostrom, Andrew O’Leary and stepping in, Taichi Kho. In addition, John Felitto, will be competing as an individual.

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