Irish Begin Season at Badger Invitational

MADISON, Wis. – The University of Notre Dame men’s golf team will begin year two under head coach John Handrigan on Sunday, Sept. 9, teeing off at the Badger Invitational, hosted by the University of Wisconsin. The three-day tournament will feature one round per day at the University Ridge Golf Course – a 7,259-yard par 72.
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Notre Dame, Illinois State, Marquette, NIU, No. 38 Kansas, South Dakota State, Nevada, Xavier, UAB, No. 44 Iowa State, Rutgers and host Wisconsin
Representing the starting five for the Irish for the first tournament will be Davis Chatfield, Davis Lamb, Miguel Delgado, Andrew O’Leary and Hunter Ostrom, as the latter won the team’s qualifier this past week. In addition, Taichi Kho, John Felitto & Kevin Conners will be competing as individuals.

Just 1 more days until the start of the 2018-19 season. #GoIrish☘️

— Notre Dame Mens Golf (@NDMensGolf) September 7, 2018

The Irish flashed immediate improvement in the opening year of the Handrigan era, posting their lowest team stroke average (286.25) in over three decades. Notre Dame placed six of the lowest 54-hole tournament scores on the program’s all-time top-10 list, including tying the all-time mark of 22-under par – set at the Quail Valley Intercollegiate.

Returners Davis Lamb, Kevin Conners, Miguel Delgado, Hunter Ostrom and John Felitto all improved their season stroke averages and will look to keep the momentum rolling for the 2018-19 season. Furthermore, freshmen Andrew O’Leary and Taichi Kho will look to bolster the lineup this season, as they see their first action in an Irish uniform on Sunday,
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