SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. – Notre Dame senior golfer Miguel Delgado began NCAA Championship play on Monday in first round action of the Louisville Regional. Delgado shot an opening round 72 (+1) at the Louisville Golf Club (7,217-yard, par 71), finishing the day in 26th place.
“Miguel played a very solid round today in difficult championship conditions to put himself in contention,” Notre Dame head coach John Handrigan stated. “He putted well, hitting his starting lines, but unfortunately the putts didn’t fall. He’s a great putter and the putts will fall tomorrow.”
Delgado will look to move up the leaderboard on Tuesday, when he tees off for the second round at 9:31 a.m. ET off hole No. 1. Delgado sits just six strokes back from the current leader, Louisville’s Matthias Schmid.
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“I played very conservatively in the first round and I plan on being more aggressive over the next two as the course offers some opportunities,” Delgado said. “The course is very difficult and you just need to know when to attack.”
Delgado started his round with three straight pars, followed by a birdie on the par-five fourth. Yet, Delgado couldn’t capitalize after notching a bogey on the very next hole. The senior then closed the front-nine with another birdie/bogey combo on holes eight and nine, sitting at even-par at the turn.
Delgado tallied a bogey on the par-four 11th, then settled in with four straight pars before another bogey on 16. The California native then bounced back with a birdie on the par-five 17th, thus completing a round in which he went two-under on the three par-fives of the course.
Lastly, Delgado’s par on 18 capped his first round score of a 72, one-over par.