Sept. 13, 2015
DURHAM, N.C. – The University of Notre Dame men’s golf team capped its first traveling tournament appearance of the 2015-16 season on Sunday by finishing in solo 12th place at the Rod Myers Invitational at the Duke Golf Club. The Irish carded a final round day score of 311 to post a team total of 911 (301-299-311).
Wake Forest earned the narrow one-stroke tournament victory with a final day score of 295 to log one of the two under-par scores for the tournament at 862 (288-279-295, -2). Host Duke fired a matching third round 295 to claim runner-up honors at one-under-par 863 (286-282-295). Penn State (286-289-300=875) finished in solo third place, while East Carolina (292-287-300) was fourth at 879. Kansas rounded out the top five with a three-round total of 883 (291-296-296).
Freshman Ben Albin was the top Notre Dame finisher for the weekend, notching three birdies and an eagle during his third round. Five bogies and a double bogey cost Albin seven shots on his card, as he turned in a two-over-par 74. Albin tied for 41st place at 11-over-par 227 (78-75-74) on the final tournament leaderboard.
Junior Matthew Rushton was the second Irish finisher on the leaderboard, posting a seven-over 79 on Sunday to close the tournament at 228. Rushton shared 42nd place at 12-over-par for 54 holes (73-76-79).
Junior Blake Barens slid back into a tie for 54th place at 231 (76-73-82), while senior Cory Sciupider was in solo 64th at 235 (79-75-81). Freshman Miguel Delgado shared 65th place with a score of 236 (74-85-77).
Notre Dame resumes its 2015 fall schedule by hosting the Fighting Irish Golf Classic on Sept. 21-22 at the Warren Golf Course. Live results for the tournament will be available via GolfStat.