NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Year two of Notre Dame men’s golf head coach John Handrigan‘s tenure will be marked by sending an Irish golfer to the NCAA Championship for the first time in five years. Senior Miguel Delgado was selected to compete as an individual on Wednesday night, heading to the Louisville Regional. Delgado becomes the first Irish men’s golfer to qualify for an NCAA Regional since Niall Platt in 2014.
The Louisville Regional will take place May 13-15 at the University of Louisville Golf Club in Simpsonville, Kentucky. Delgado will be one of 10 individuals competing at the regional site. If he secures the lowest score amongst the group of 10, then he’ll advance to the NCAA Finals starting May 24 at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
“Miguel played some exceptional golf this year to earn this selection and compete for a national championship,” Coach Handrigan stated. “He will represent our program with class and I’ve been fortunate to be his coach.”
Delgado has certainly saved his best season for last. The California native has averaged 71.4 strokes per round, which ranks as the second lowest in program history. Delgado has produced four top-10 finishes, which included a runner-up showing at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate. All-in-all, Delgado led the Irish in six of their 11 tournaments.
Furthermore, Delgado will look to continue his hot spring play heading into the NCAA Championship. The senior is 10-under par over 17 rounds this spring, finishing under par in all but the first tournament back at the start of February. In addition, Delgado has notched 17 total rounds under par over the year.
This year’s men’s golf championship will be broadcast for the sixth consecutive year by GOLF Channel with more than 100 news and tournament hours planned again for the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships.