Senior tri-captain Scott Gustafson is tied for 15th place at the NCAA East Regional following an even-par 72 in Thursday's opening round at the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando.

Men's Golf Earns Tie For 11th Place At General Jim Hackler Invitational

March 13, 2006

Final Results From General Jim Hackler Invitational in PDF Format
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MURRELLS INLET, S.C. — The Notre Dame men’s golf team shot a final-round 303 and finished in a tie for 11th place at the General Jim Hackler Invitational, which concluded Monday at the TPC of Myrtle Beach (par 72/6,950 yards) in Murrells Inlet, S.C. The Irish carded a team score of 32-over par 896 (296-297-303), tying UNC Wilmington for the 11th position and putting Notre Dame 29 strokes behind tournament champion East Tennessee State. The Irish did end up finishing ahead of three Midwest District teams — Toledo (904), Illinois (908) and Michigan State (914) — in the final standings.

Senior tri-captain Scott Gustafson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) fired a one-under par 215 (70-70-75) to tie for fifth place in the 81-man field, marking the fourth time in seven events this season the Notre Dame veteran has finished in the top 10 (and second in the top-five). Fellow senior tri-captain Mark Baldwin (Laconia, N.H./New Hampton Prep) had the best final round for the Irish, carding a two-under 70 and winding up tied for 27th place overall at eight-over par 224 (75-79-70). Baldwin’s third-round 70 was his seventh round under par and 11th at par or lower in 18 competitive rounds this season.

Sophomore Mike King (Sidney, Ohio/Sidney) owned a share of 46th place in the final individual standings at 12-over par 228 (76-73-79), while junior tri-captain Cole Isban (South Bend, Ind./Mishawaka Marian) stayed a shot behind King in a 52nd-place tie at 13-over par 229 (75-75-79). Sophomore Greg Rodgers (Phoenix, Md./St. Paul’s School) completed the scoring for the Notre Dame contingent, registering a 77th-place finish at 24-over par 240 (76-83-81).

The Irish will wrap up their two-city Spring Break trip Friday and Saturday when they venture to Laredo, Texas, for the Border Olympics, hosted by Texas A&M. Results from that event will be available on both the official Notre Dame athletics web site ( and the Irish Sports Hotline (574-631-3000).

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March 12-13, 2006 — Murrells Inlet, S.C.
TPC of Myrtle Beach (par 72/6,950 yards)

FINAL TEAM RESULTS (54-hole totals): 1. East Tennessee State 867 (286-289-292); 2. Coastal Carolina 877 (288-292-297); 3. Pepperdine 887 (297-292-298); 4. (tie) Florida State 888 (292-296-300) and Virginia Tech 888 (297-297-294); 6. (tie) Texas Tech 891 (303-295-293), Kansas State 891 (299-290-302) and Arkansas 891 (294-300-297); 9. Virginia 892 (298-304-290); 10. North Florida 893 (306-298-289); 11. (tie) NOTRE DAME 896 (296-296-303) and UNC Wilmington 896 (302-307-287); 13. Toledo 904 (293-308-303); 14. Illinois 908 (295-302-311); 15. Michigan State 914 (317-300-297).

TOP SIX INDIVIDUALS PLUS NOTRE DAME GOLFERS (of 81): 1. Alex Coe (Pepperdine) 210 (70-71-69); 2. Rhys Davies (East Tennessee State) 211 (69-70-72); 3. Jordan Findlay (East Tennessee State) 213 (70-70-73); 4. Eamonn McLoughlin (Virginia) 214 (72-74-68); 5. (tie) Scott Gustafson (Notre Dame) 215 (70-70-75) and Gareth Shaw (East Tennessee State) 215 (70-75-70); 27. (tie) Mark Baldwin (Notre Dame) 224 (75-79-70); 46. (tie) Mike King (Notre Dame) 228 (76-73-79); 52. (tie) Cole Isban (Notre Dame) 229 (75-75-79); 77. Greg Rodgers (Notre Dame) 240 (76-83-81).