IN THE NOTRE DAME RECORD BOOK: Just 11th student-athlete in Notre Dame athletics history (and first Fighting Irish women’s golfer) to be a three-time Academic All-America selection … third Notre Dame student-athlete to be a four-time Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-America Scholar Team choice … ranks third in program history with 74.98 career stroke average, one of three Notre Dame golfers ever to record career mark of better than 75.00 (minimum of 35 rounds played) … fifth in Fighting Irish annals with 93.1 percent of her career rounds (108 of 116) counting towards the team score … seventh in school history with 13 career team-leading tournament efforts … one of only two golfers in program history with three medalist finishes (Katie Brophy also won three events from 2002-06) … one of three Fighting Irish golfers to post multiple seasons with a sub-75 stroke average … one of just four Notre Dame golfers to compete in four NCAA regionals.
AS A SENIOR: Team captain … earned Capital One Academic All-America Second Team status for second year in a row and claimed her third Academic All-America certificate in as many seasons … Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-America Scholar Team choice … CoSIDA Academic All-District V First Team selection … Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Postgraduate Scholarship recipient … All-ACC Academic Team selection … Byron V. Kanaley Award recipient (second in program history and first since Shannon Byrne in 2004) … second on team and 13th in ACC with career-low 74.10 stroke average (fourth-lowest single-season mark in program history) … collected team-leading four top-10 finishes (and six top-25 placements) in 10 tournaments … tied for team lead with seven rounds under par (four in the 60s) and was second on team with nine total rounds at par or better … tied for second on team with 28 of 30 rounds (.933) counting to team score … opened season with ninth-place finish at Mary Fossum Invitational, carding 12-over par 228 (78-73-77), helping Irish to team title … tied for 43rd place at Schooner Fall Classic with season-low six-over par 216 (78-69-69), posting season-low 18-hole scores in final two rounds while helping Irish to school-record team gross score of 846 (+6) and two lowest single-round team gross scores in school history (277 and 279 in final two rounds) … tied for 41st place at the Mercedes-Benz Championship with 15-over par 228 (76-78-74) … posted season-best tie for eighth at Landfall Tradition while matching career-low tournament score at one-under par 215 (69-75-71) … began spring season by nearly duplicating performance from Landfall Tradition with career low-tying one-under par 215 (71-72-72) and tie for 10th place at Westbrook Spring Invitational — marked first time in her college career she has shot par or better in all three rounds of a tournament … registered tie for eighth place at Clover Cup with seven-over par 223 (76-71-76), securing the ninth top-10 finish of career … led team by tying for 18th place at LSU Tiger Classic with nine-over par 225 (80-69-76), the second-round total matching her season-low mark … tied for 18th place at Bryan National Collegiate with 10-over par 226 (74-76-76) … turned in consistent performance at ACC Championship, earning share of 26th place at four-over par 220 (73-73-74) … capped career with tie for 41st place at NCAA South Bend Regional at 11-over par 227 (77-75-75).
AS A JUNIOR: Team captain … finished the season with a 75.59 average over 29 rounds in 10 tournaments … named to Capital One Academic All-America Second Team, her second consecutive Academic All-America citation … chosen for All-ACC Academic Team … WGCA All-America Scholar Team pick … tied for 35th in her first-ever ACC Championship … had four even or under par rounds over the course of the season … posted one top-10 finish and three top-25 finishes throughout the season … played in four tournaments and 11 rounds over the course of the fall season, carding an average of 74.54 … finished in a tie for second place at the Mary Fossum Invitational with a four-over-par score of 220 (76-75-69) … also came in a tie for 16th place at the elite Landfall Tradition with a score of 224 (74-74-76) … fired off a three-below-par round at the Mary Fossum Invitational.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the year with a 74.64 season stroke average through 10 tournaments (seventh-best single-season mark in program history entering 2015-16 season) … posted the fourth-best season stroke average in the history of the program through all 28 counted rounds … selected as a member of the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team (after earning first-team all-district honors) … tapped for WGCA All-America Scholar Team. … named Golfweek Women’s National Player of the Week for the week of March 25-31 … earned second consecutive all-BIG EAST citation by unanimous vote … earned the back-to-back BIG EAST Women’s Golf Player of the Week (March 21, March 28) … reached as high as No. 72 in Golfstat’s rankings over the course of the season… finished with three even and three-under par rounds … posted three top-10 finishes and seven top-25 finishes … fired one under par tournament … at the conclusion of the season overtook the lead of career top-25 finishes among active golfers with 12… tied for 96th place at the NCAA East Regional finishing with a 234 (+18) … tied for fifth at the BIG EAST Championship firing a three-over-par 219 … led the Irish to a first-place team finish earning medalist honors at the Briar’s Creek Invitational … compiled two even or under par rounds at Briar’s Creek (71-72) tallying a winning score of a one-over-par 217 … was the medalist at the Insperity Lady Jaguar swinging toward a one-under (215) … fired all three rounds under par at the Lady Jaguar including a 69 in the second round … tied for 12th at the Mary Fossum Invitational shooting a 224 (+8) … tied for 13th at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic … tied for 16th at the SMU Invitational with a 230 (+14) … turned in a 227 (+11) scorecard at the Seminole Match Up … at the Clover Cup shot a four-over (220) to tie for 19th … shot a 77 (+5) at the Landfall Tradition, tying for 43rd place.
AS A FRESHMAN: Finished season with 75.62 stroke average playing in all 29 rounds … BIG EAST Championship Medalist … BIG EAST Rookie of the Year award recipient … named to all-BIG EAST team … earned WGCA All-America Scholar Team nod and helped team set record for highest combined grade-point average in Notre Dame athletics history (3.776 GPA) … qualified for the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open where she shot a (162/+18) and missed the cut … in her first round donning the blue and gold fired an opening round 73 at the Golfweek Conference Challenge … finished the Challenge with a three-day total, 231 (+15), to tie for 34th … at the Tar Heel Invitational recorded her first tournament with three rounds in the 70’s (78-74-73) … her +9 (225) performance in Chapel Hill, N.C., at the Finley Golf Course placed her 55th in a field of 100 … teed it up at the legendary Crooked Stick Golf Course in Carmel, Ind., in the Hoosier Invitational … led tournament after firing two rounds of 75-71 before running into some trouble on the final day to finish in a tie for 23rd (233/+17) … in final event on the fall docket in Wilmington, N.C., finished in a tie for 62nd after a +24 (240) showing at the Landfall Tradition at the Country Club of Landfall … game started to take shape in the spring season, bettering her fall average by over three strokes … began spring season with a team-leading 148 (+6) total in the rain-shortened Darius Rucker Intercollegiate … tallied her second-consecutive T-14th finish after firing a three-round total of 225 (+9) at LSU Tiger Classic in Baton Rouge, La. … recorded lowest round in Irish career (and tied for third-lowest in school history) with opening-round 67 at Notre Dame Clover Cup in Mesa, Ariz. (T-16th) … fired a team-leading 216 (E) en route to T-13 finish at Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, Ga. … captured individual BIG EAST Championship trophy after a three-round total, 223 (+7) in Orlando at the Reunion Resort and Golf Club … no Irish golfer fared better at the NCAA Central Regional in Columbus, Ohio, firing a 228 (+12, T-26th).
PREP & PERSONAL: Four-year letter winner at Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Ill. … selected team MVP all four years … ranked among the top-50 juniors entering Notre Dame (Jr. Golf Scoreboard Ranking) … won 2011 Women’s Western Golf Association National Junior Championship … two-time Hewlett- Packard American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) All-American honoree … earned eight top-10 finishes in AJGA events … victorious at 2011 AJGA Boyne Championship … included second-place finishes in 2010 Randy Wise Junior Open, 2009 Flossmoor Junior Open and 2008 Future Legends tournament … three-time Illinois Junior Golf Association Player of the Year (2006-08) … led high school to 2009 Illinois State Championship … Illinois state runners-up in 2008 and 2010 … accumulated 22 match victories and five rounds under par in her prep career at Homewood-Flossmoor … ranked fourth out of 707 students in high school graduating class with a perfect 4.0 GPA … daughter of Dean and Carolyn Armstrong … graduated in May 2015 from Notre Dame’s College of Engineering with her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a 3.9 cumulative GPA … member of Dean’s List.
Armstrong’s Career Statistics
|Year||Tournaments||Rds/Tm Rds||Count||Strokes||Avg.||Top Rd||Top 36||Top 54||Top Finish (Field) – Event (Score)|
|2011-12||10||29/29||26||2,193||75.62||67 (-5)||148 (+6)||216 (E)||1st (40) – BIG EAST Championship (223)|
|2012-13||10||28/28||28||2,090||74.64||69 (-3)||—||215 (-1)||1st, twice – Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate (215)/Briar’s Creek Invitational (217)|
|2013-14||10||29/29||26||2,192||75.59||69 (-3)||143 (+1)||220 (+4)||T-2nd (92) – Mary Fossum Invitational (220)|
|2014-15||10||30/30||28||2,223||74.10||69 (-3)||—||215 (-1)||8th, twice – Landfall Tradition (215)/Clover Cup (223)|
|Totals||40||116/116||108||8,698||74.98||67 (-5)||143 (+1)||215 (-1)||1st, three times (MR: 2013 Briar’s Creek Invitational)|