Feb. 27, 2017
By Leigh Torbin
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Notre Dame men’s golf team improved 13 strokes from the first round to the second round on Monday, going from a 296 to a 283 and lifting the Irish into a ninth-place tie with BYU out of 16 teams competing in the National Invitational Tournament.
Overall, the Irish claim a 579 (+3) through 36 holes of play. Iowa State is in first place at 549 (-27), a stroke ahead of Arizona State’s 550 (-26).
About the Course
The Omni Tucson National’s Catalina Course is the former host of the PGA TOUR’s Chrysler Classic. It is a par-72 which will play at 7,262 yards for the N.I.T.
Notre Dame Lineup
Final Round on Tuesday
Play concludes in Tucson on Tuesday morning with the final 18 holes of the 54-hole event. Play beings at 11 a.m. ET. The Irish are paired with BYU, Utah and New Mexico State.
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.