Oct. 23, 2015
by Chris Masters
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The University of Notre Dame women’s golf team has two prime opportunities in front of it – the chance to erase the memory of a tough performance last weekend and add to their postseason resume by picking up some key wins over higher-ranked teams – as the Fighting Irish begin their final tournament of the 2015-16 fall season at 8:30 a.m. (ET) Friday in the first round of the Landfall Tradition on the Pete Dye Course (par 72/6,157 yards) at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Dates: Oct. 23-25, 2015
Format: 54 holes (18 holes Friday-Sunday)
Tee Times: 8:30 a.m. ET Friday-Saturday (split-tee starts); 8:45 a.m. ET Sunday (shotgun start)
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Course (Par/Yardage): Country Club of Landfall — Pete Dye Course (par 72/6,157 yards)
Tournament Field (in order of latest Golfstat ranking): Duke (2), Alabama (8), Oklahoma State (12), Virginia (14), Purdue (20), Clemson (27), North Carolina State (30), Ohio State (31), Michigan State (33), North Carolina (38), South Carolina (41), Wake Forest (43), Notre Dame (51), UCF (56), Elon (71), Penn State (84), UNCW (93) and Kentucky (97).
Notre Dame Lineup (2015-16 stroke average): Isabella DiLisio (72.45), Emma Albrecht (73.27), Jordan Ferreira (74.36), Talia Campbell (73.09), Maddie Rose Hamilton (75.09), Kari Bellville (74.91 — competing as individual)
Live Scoring: Golfstat.com
Here’s a look at five things you need to know as Notre Dame steps to the first tee on the Dye Course at Landfall on Friday morning:
- The Fighting Irish are playing in the Landfall Tradition for the sixth consecutive year and the seventh time overall (also 2008). Notre Dame has finished in the upper half of the 18-team field at Landfall on three occasions, including top-five finishes in 2012 (fifth ÃƒÆ’Â¢ÃƒÂ¢’Â¬” shortened to one round by weather) and 2014 (third).
- Notre Dame’s 871 (+7) score last year was easily its best in six appearances at the Landfall Tradition. In doing so, the Fighting Irish finished ahead of several Top 25 teams including Virginia, Duke, Oklahoma State and Purdue, and they wound up tied with (then) No. 1 South Carolina.
- Junior Jordan Ferreira (University Place, Wash./Bellarmine Prep) has performed well in her previous two appearances with Notre Dame at the Landfall Tradition. Ferreira has posted a 74.50 stroke average at the event with four rounds of 74 or lower, and she tied for 16th place at last year’s tournament at 218 (+2).
- Senior captain Talia Campbell (Dallas, Texas/Ursuline Academy) finished strong at last year’s Landfall Tradition with back-to-back scores of 72, highlighted by an eagle in her final round. Campbell tied for 41st place last year at 222 (+6).
- For the second time this season, Notre Dame will have all three of its freshmen in the starting lineup, with Isabella DiLisio (Hatfield, Pa./Mount Saint Joseph Academy) and Emma Albrecht (Ormond Beach, Fla./Father Lopez) holding down the top two spots. The Fighting Irish also had three freshmen in their lineup Sept. 19-21 when they placed fifth at the 12-team Schooner Fall Classic in Norman, Oklahoma. Prior to that weekend, Notre Dame had not had three freshmen in the lineup since the 2007 BIG EAST Conference Championship.
For more information on the Notre Dame women’s golf program, visit the women’s golf page of the official Fighting Irish athletics web site (UND.com/ndwomensgolf), sign up to follow the Notre Dame women’s golf Twitter feed (@NDwomensGolf)) or register for the Irish ALERT text-messaging system through the “Fan Center” pulldown menu on the front page at UND.com.
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Chris Masters, associate athletics communications director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2001 and coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame women’s golf and women’s basketball programs. A native of San Francisco, California, Masters is a 1996 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, earned his master’s degree from Kansas State University in 1998, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).