Feb. 12, 2018
MOBILE, ALA. – Monday officially kicked off the spring season for the Notre Dame men’s golf team, beginning play at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate at the Magnolia Grove Golf Course. The three-round tournament was supposed to witness the completion of the first two rounds today but was halted nearing completion of the second due to time constraints/darkness.
The Irish finished day one tied for fourth place at six-over par. Third place belonged to Western Kentucky at two-under, while South Alabama was in second at four-under and No. 29 Florida State led the way at 17-under par.
The Irish got off to a hot start, sitting atop the leaderboard after 12 holes with a five-under par. At that point, Ben Albin had recorded four birdies and sat at two-under after 12 holes, while Delgado recorded a bogey-free front-nine, earning a two-under as well.
After a tough back-nine, the Irish slipped to a tie for sixth place, entering the clubhouse with a 297, nine-over par. Yet, Davis Lamb shone bright on the back-nine, carding a two-under par to finish with an even-par, 72, for the round, which led all Irish.
Lamb carried his momentum into the second round and recorded yet another stellar back-nine. This time, Lamb carded a three-under on the back and was stopped with the first three holes to play on the front, at the same score of three-under.
Davis Chatfield started round two with back-to-back birdies, finishing the front-nine at three-under. Furthermore, Chatfield was stopped at hole 16 at two-under. Hunter Ostrom, who had two holes left of round two, was stopped at one-over, same as Albin, who will have four holes left to play.
Play will resume at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, completing the few holes left of the second round. Play will then roll straight into the final round with the same pairings.
Josh Bates joined Fighting Irish Media as associate athletics communications director in July of 2017, serving as the women’s basketball and men’s golf contact. Bates earned both his bachelor’s (2011) and master’s (2014) degree in sports management from the University of Illinois. He also worked as a grad assistant at Illinois from 2012-14 and worked full-time at Tulane University from 2014-17.