John Felitto Leads Field at Fighting Irish Classic

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The 13th Annual Fighting Irish Classic began at the Warren Golf Course on Sunday, as the strong 15-team field played 36 holes over a 10-hour day. The Notre Dame men’s golf team carded a 279 (-5) in round one, then improved to a 277 (-7) in round two.
As a result, the Irish moved to 12-under par, which ties Iowa for fifth place. Meanwhile, Iowa State (-15), North Carolina (-18), Georgia Southern (-25) and Illinois (-30) occupy the top-four spots.
Individually, Notre Dame’s own John Felitto sits atop the leaderboard at 12-under par. Felitto carded a 64 (-7) in round one, followed by a 66 (-5) in round two, leading Bryan Baumgarten of Illinois by two strokes.
Davis Chatfield and Hunter Ostrom each carded a 69 (-2) in round one, as the latter strung together three straight birdies on holes 15-17. Andrew O’Leary also finished under par with a 79 (-1), while Miguel Delgado rounded out the team scoring with a 71 (E).
Felitto had just one blemish in the first round with a bogey on the par-three ninth hole, but roared back with five birdies on the back-nine for his seven-under par round.
Chatfield once again led for the Irish in round two, posting a 68 (-3). The sophomore recorded an unblemished back-nine in which he went four-under par. Next, Delgado produced a memorable moment when he holed out his second shot on the par-four sixth, which helped him finish three-under on the front-nine. Delgado went on to score a 69 (-2) for the round.
In addition, O’Leary and Kevin Conners each rounded out the scoring with a 70 (-1).
Lastly, Chatfield sits in 14th place overall at five-under par, followed by both Delgado and O’Leary at two-under in 19th place.
Hole One Team Lineup:
9:15 a.m. – Kevin Conners
9:24 a.m. – Hunter Ostrom
9:33 a.m. – Miguel Delgado
9:42 a.m. – Andrew O’Leary
9:51 a.m. – Davis Chatfield
Hole Ten Individual:
8:30 a.m. – Taichi Kho & Ben Albin
8:40 a.m. – Davis Lamb & Alex Jamieson
8:50 a.m. – John Felitto
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