NOTRE DAME, Ind. — University of Notre Dame head women’s golf head coach Susan Holt has announced the signings of Julia Bordeaux and Chloe Schiavone. The duo will join the Fighting Irish ahead of the 2020-21 season.
“We’re excited for Julia and Chloe to come in together as a class,” Holt said. “They are of high character and will be great team players as we continue to build for the future.”
Bordeaux is a native of Tacoma, Washington, and will head to campus after finishing her schooling at Bellarmine Preparatory School. Schiavone hails from Jacksonville, Florida, and attends the Bolles School. Both Bordeaux and Schiavone will join the Irish with a laundry list of early accomplishments.
Bordeaux won the Washington State Championship in 2018-19, shooting a four-under par 142. She also finished second (140) and third (148), respectively, in 2017-18 and 2016-17 at the state championship. She routinely finished in the top-three at the South Puget Sound League Championship and twice earned Player of the Year honors in 2016-17 and 2019-20. An All-League First Team honoree in 2016-17 and 2019-20, she helped lead her team to the state championship in 2017 and 2018.
“Julia is going to be an outstanding player for us,” Holt added. “She is a multi-sport athlete and I think her focusing on golf will allow her game to really take off during her time at Notre Dame. She is a competitor and I know she will be an impact player for us early on and add depth to our roster.”
Bordeaux made it to the PNGA junior girls amateur championship flight as a quarterfinalist in 2019 and also has one AJGA medalist honor in her resume (2017 Ryan Moore Qualifier). At the 2019 Washington State Women’s Amateur Championship, she took fifth place and she also qualified for the 2019 USGA Women’s Amatuer Four-Ball Championship.
The only player to win three FGSA state titles in one season, Schiavone was the 2016 West Virginia Women’s State Amateur champion and was named the 2018 Florida Girls Player of the Year. A semifinalist at the 2018 Women’s Southern Amateur Championship, she was the 2018 Florida Girls Junior Champion and 2018 Florida Girls Match Play Champion.
“Chloe has been raised on Notre Dame, as her father is an alum,” Holt said. “She will be a great addition to our team bringing an impressive golf resume and a lot of enthusiasm. She is a multi-sport athlete and I look forward to the competitive spirit she’ll bring to the team. We will look for her to come in and make an immediate impact from day one.”
As the 2018 First Coast Girls Golfer of the Year, Schiavone finished third at the 2019 Billy Horschel AJGA (71-71-69). She is also an accomplished four-ball player who was a quarterfinalist at the 2018 U.S. Women’s Four Ball Championship, while also winning 2018 and 2019 Florida Women’s Four Ball Championships with Arie Yu in record-setting performances on both occasions.
Bordeaux and Schiavone are set to join a young, talented Notre Dame team for the 2020-21 season that is slated to include senior Abby Heck, junior Claire Albrect and sophomores Lauren Beaudreau, Madelyn Jones and Jessica Meyers.
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