Kevin Conners' season debut in the team's lineup included a hole-in-one on 17 during the second round.

Irish Squarely in Championship Hunt

April 4, 2017

Day One Results Get Acrobat Reader

By Leigh Torbin

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – With two thirds of the Seattle U Redhawk Invitational in the books, Notre Dame’s men’s golf team stands in fifth place out of 18 schools and just 11 strokes back of first place Iowa State – within striking range of another title.

Highlighted by a hole-in-one by sophomore Kevin Conners on 17 in Monday’s second round, the Irish have a 583 (+15). The Cyclones lead the event at 572 (+4), just a stroke ahead of Northwestern 573 (+5). Notre Dame is paired with Louisiana-Monroe and TCU in Tuesday’s third and final round of action.

Team Standings

1. Iowa State (287-285=572, +4)
2. Northwestern (289-284=573, +5)
3. Little Rock (290-290=580, +12)
4. Seattle (286-296=582, +14)
5. Notre Dame (292-291=583, +15)

Notre Dame Lineup

T13. Blake Barens (73-71=144, +2)
T13. Davis Lamb (73-71=144, +2)
T30. Ben Albin (74-74=148, +6)
T36. Kevin Conners (72-77=149, +7)
T44. Miguel Delgado (75-75=150, +8)

About the Course

Chambers Bay Golf Course played host to the 2015 U.S. Open, a dramatic finish which saw Jordan Spieth become the youngest U.S. Open winner since Bobby Jones, claiming the title by a single stroke over Dustin Johnson and Louis Oosthuizen. The links-style course played as a 7,223-yard par-71 on Monday and a 7,057 par-70 on Tuesday.


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.