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

Irish Golf One Shot Back After Opening Day Of Georgetown Intercollegiate

Oct. 22, 2012

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BEALLSVILLE, Md. – The University of Notre Dame men’s golf team claimed second place Monday after day one of its final fall tournament, the 28th annual Georgetown Intercollegiate at the Members Club at Four Streams.

The Fighting Irish (290-286-576, +8) will enter the final 18 holes one stroke off the pace set by the University of Toledo, who fired a matching score of six-over par, 290 in the morning before carding a 285 in the afternoon (290-285-575, +7).

Senior Paul McNamara III (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) led the way for Notre Dame with back-to-back rounds of even-par 71 (71-71-142) to stake a share of fourth place. McNamara began his first round with consecutive double bogies in his first two holes but rebounded nicely, pacing the field with an impressive 12 of Notre Dame’s tournament-high 34 birdies over his final 34 holes.

Junior Niall Platt (Santa Barbara, Calif.) shaved two strokes off his score during the afternoon 18, improving upon an opening 73 with an even-par 71 (73-71-144) to tie for 10th place after 36 holes.

Sophomore Tyler Wingo (Fairfax, Va.) continued his solid stretch with a one-under 70 to join Platt at 144 (74-70). Wingo logged eight birdies over his two rounds to close his day within six shots of the lead at two-over par.

Eastern Michigan’s Brian Churchill-Smith played the par 4s and 5s in six-under par on his way to the overnight lead at 138 (69-69, -4). Toledo’s Chris Selfridge carded a two-round total of 139 (70-69, -3) for solo second place, while William & Mary’s Jeremy Wells checked in at one-under par (69-72-141). McNamara led four players tied for fourth place at 142 (E).

The final round of the Georgetown Intercollegiate is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. (ET) Tuesday.

Georgetown Intercollegiate-Members Club at Four Streams-Par-71, 6,953 Yds.

TOP-FIVE TEAMS (After Day One): 1. Toledo 290-285-575, +7; 2. Notre Dame 290-286-576, +8; 3. Michigan State 300-280-580, +12; 4. Penn State 297-286-583, +15; 5. Eastern Michigan 292-292-584, +16.

TOP-FIVE INDIVIDUALS (After Day One): 1. Brian Churchill-Smith (Eastern Michigan) 69-69-138, -4; 2. Chris Selfridge (Toledo) 70-69-139, -3; 3. Jeremy Wells (William & Mary) 69-72-141, -1; T4. Paul McNamara III (Notre Dame) 71-71-142, E; T4. Russell Budd (DePaul) 72-70-142, E; T4. Jens Talbert (Penn State) 73-69-142, E; T4. Juan Miguel Heredia (West Florida) 70-72-142, E.

NOTRE DAME INDIVIDUALS (After Day One): T4. Paul McNamara III 71-71-142, E; T10. Niall Platt 73-71-144, +2; T10. Tyler Wingo 74-70-144, +2; T17. Andrew Lane 72-74-146, +4; T42. Andrew Carreon 74-77-151, +9; *T45. Peyton Vitter 77-75-152, +10.

*Playing Unattached