Feb. 21, 2018
LA QUINTA, Calif. – The Notre Dame men’s golf team wrapped play at the Prestige at PGA West on Wednesday, finishing in 16th place with a 606, +38. The two-day, two-round tournament featured a loaded field of nine top-50 ranked teams competing at the par-71, Greg Norman Course.
Ben Albin, who shot a 75 on Tuesday, improved by two strokes today with a 73 (+2). Albin carded three birdies on the first six holes on the back-nine, but a double-bogey on the par-3, 13th, resulted in the junior finishing at even-par at the half-way point.
After an up-and-down first four holes on the front-nine, Albin steadied the course with five consecutive pars to end the round. All-in-all, Albin’s 148 (+6) was good for 36th place.
Other countable scores for the Irish today include Davis Lamb‘s 76, Miguel Delgado‘s 77 and Davis Chatfield‘s 78. Chatfield, who led the Irish with a 73 on Tuesday, finished the tournament with a 151, (+9), in a 52nd place showing.
“We have three works of hard work ahead of us to take what we’ve learned here and get better,” Notre Dame head coach John Handrigan stated.
Up next, the Irish return home for a couple of weeks of fine-tuning before returning to competition at the Schenkel Invitational at the Forest Heights Golf Course in Stateboro, Georgia, from March 16-18.