Sept. 23, 2017
NORMAN, Okla. – It was a career day for Notre Dame women’s golfer Emma Albrecht who fired off a 67 (-4) in the opening round of the 2017 Schooner Fall Classic at the Belmar Golf Club (par 71 / 6,046 yards). As a result, the junior is tied with three other golfers atop the individual leaderboard.
As a team, the No. 15 Irish shot a 294 (+10), which puts them in a tie for 12th place along with Washington in the loaded 15-team field which features eight teams ranked inside Golfweek’s top-50.
Note Of The Day
Albrecht’s 67 tied for the fifth lowest round total in program history, ultimately falling one stroke short of tying the all-time record. It also marked the lowest round since fellow teammate Isabella DiLisio shot a 67 back in the first round of the Clover Cup in March last season.
Leading The Irish Lineup
Albrecht continues to shine in the start of the 2017-18 season. In the first round of this season’s Minnesota Invitational, Albrecht’s 68 tied her then career low before going on to tie for the lowest individual three-round score in school history with a 210.
On Saturday afternoon, Albrecht notched a three-under par on the front nine, before going on to play bogey-free golf on the back, finishing at four-under. Now, Albrecht’s 67 has put the junior in a tie for first place alongside Oklahoma’s Kaitlin Milligan, Clemson’s Alice Hewson and Texas A&M’s Maddie Szeryk.
Rounding out the Irish lineup were DiLisio’s 75 (+4), Abby Heck’s 76 (+5), Maddie Rose Hamilton’s 76 (+5) and Alison Snakard’s 82 (+11).
The Irish will look to make a move up the leaderboard in Sunday’s second round, with Notre Dame beginning to tee-off at 10:20 a.m. ET.
Josh Bates joined Fighting Irish Media as associate athletics communications director in July of 2017, serving as the women’s basketball and men’s golf contact. Bates earned both his bachelor’s (2011) and master’s (2014) degree in sports management from the University of Illinois. He also worked as a grad assistant at Illinois from 2012-14 and worked full-time at Tulane University from 2014-17.