April 22, 2017
By Leigh Torbin
CLINTON, S.C. – The Notre Dame men’s golf team played the final two rounds of the ACC Championship at Musgrove Mill Golf Club in Clinton, South Carolina, on Saturday and finished the 54-hole event in 10th place.
The Irish carded a 900 (+36) over the event which was won by No. 21 Duke with a tally of 850, 12 strokes ahead of second place No. 12 Clemson’s 862. The 12-team field included seven of the country’s top 33 squads.
Matthew Rushton led the Irish on Saturday, carding a 73 in the second round, Notre Dame’s best score of the day, followed by a 75, the team’s third-best round on Saturday, trailing just the 74 shot by Kevin Conners in the third round.
Notre Dame Scores
The Irish saw their scores bunched between 30th and 47th place. Only Duke and Virginia saw each of their five golfers finish ahead each of Notre Dame’s five out of the 12 competing teams.
1. Duke (277-285-288=850, -14)
2. Clemson (279-294-289=862, -2)
3. Wake Forest (292-289-286=867, +3)
4. Florida State (278-300-290=868, +4)
5. NC State (291-289-293=873, +9)
6. Virginia (296-285-293=874, +10)
T7. Georgia Tech (288-296-299=883, +19)
T7. North Carolina (295-286-302=883, +19)
9. Virginia Tech (294-297-302=893, +29)
10. Notre Dame (293-303-304=900, +36)
11. Louisville (301-305-299=905, +41)
12. Boston College (296-310-315=921, +57)
About the Course
Musgrove Mill was a late replacement for the ACC’s standard home of the Old North State Club of New London, North Carolina which had hosted the event each of the past 15 years. The Arnold Palmer-designed course known for dramatic changes in elevation played as a 6,951-yard par-72 for the ACC Championship.
Leigh Torbin, athletics communications associate director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2013 and coordinates all media efforts for Notre Dame’s women’s basketball and men’s golf teams. A native of Framingham, Massachusetts, Torbin graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. He has previously worked full-time on the athletic communications staffs at Vanderbilt, Florida, Connecticut and UCF.