March 22, 2018
Notre Dame, Ind. – For the second time this spring, the University of Notre Dame men’s golf team will make the long trek out west to California, this time competing in the Bighorn Invitational, hosted by Kansas State, starting on Friday, March 23.
The two-day tournament takes place at the Bighorn Canyons Golf Course in Palm Desert, California. The Irish will be 1-of-12 competing teams in a field that boasts five teams ranked in Golfweek’s latest top-50.
Fans can follow this weekend’s scoring on golfstat.com.
The Irish join these 11 other teams for the Bighorn Invitational: No. 29 BYU, No. 47 Colorado, No. 20 Illinois, Indiana, No. 30 Kansas, Mississippi State, Nebraska, No. 50 San Diego State, South Alabama, Washington State and host Kansas State.
Friday will witness two rounds with a shotgun start beginning at 11 a.m. ET. Saturday will have the traditional tee-time start on holes No. 1 and 10, starting at 11 a.m. as well.
The Tom Fazio-designed Canyons Course will play as a par-72, totaling 7,000 yards. The course has been played by golf greats such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Payne Stewart and Lee Trevino to name a few.
THE FIGHTING IRISH FIVE
Representing the Irish this weekend will be Ben Albin, Davis Chatfield, Miguel Delgado, Davis Lamb and John Felitto. For the opening round, Notre Dame will be paired with South Alabama and Mississippi State, starting on holes 5-8.
Felitto, who competed as an individual in last weekend’s Schenkel Invitational, recorded his second career top-10 finish and lowest career 54-hole total with a 211 (-5). Felitto officially joins the lineup for the first time this spring.
Another individual who shined last weekend was Davis Lamb, who didn’t shoot a single round over-par, finishing with a 215 (-1). Thus, after eight rounds of competition this spring, Lamb is averaging 72.75 strokes per round.