Feb. 28, 2017
By Leigh Torbin
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Notre Dame men’s golf team saw a pair of its players scores in the 60s in Tuesday’s final round of the National Invitational Tournament as both Ben Albin and Blake Barens carded 69s.
As a team, the Irish shot an even-par 288 on the day to finish in 10th place out of the 16-team field with a 54-hole total of 867 (+3). Iowa State claimed the event’s championship with an 832 (-32), five strokes ahead of a second place tie between Arizona State and UNLV.
Notre Dame Lineup
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 played at 7,262 yards for the N.I.T.
The Irish will take a couple of weeks off before returning to action March 17-19 in the Georgia Southern Schenkel Invitational at the Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Georgia .
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.