Niall Platt led all Notre Dame players with seven birdies on day one of the Irish Creek Collegiate

Irish Complete First Day Of Irish Creek Collegiate

April 6, 2013

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The University of Notre Dame men’s golf team carded an opening day score of 596 (297-299) Saturday to claim 15th place at the Irish Creek Collegiate at The Club at Irish Creek.

Junior Andrew Lane led all Irish players with a two-round total of 148 (74-74) to tie for 41st place after day one. Lane made six birdies in his opening 36 holes to pace the Notre Dame lineup at six-over par.

Senior Paul McNamara III opened the event with a two-over par 73 before closing with a five-over 76 for a two round total of 149 (tie for 47th place).

Freshman Cory Sciupider finished his second round with a two-over 73 of his own to tie for 51st place after a 150 (77-73). Sciupider birdied two of his final four holes in round two.

Junior Niall Platt and sophomore Patrick Grahek carded matching rounds of 75-76-151 to claim a share of 55th place after the opening 36 holes. Platt led all Notre Dame players with seven birdies.

North Carolina took a four-stroke overnight lead after posting a team score of 282-285-567 (-1). Davidson fired a 282 during its second 18 to take runner-up honors at 571 (289-282). North Carolina State (292-280-572) and UNC Wilmington (289-283-572) tied for third place, while Kennesaw State carded a 578 (288-290) to round out the top five.

Round three of the Irish Creek Collegiate is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start Sunday.