RECORD BOOK UPDATE: Just the third player in program history to earn All-BIG EAST honors on three occasions (2008, 2009, 2010) … recorded a career stroke average of 74.59, good for eighth on Notre Dame[apos]s all-time list (and sixth best since 1990) … among all Irish golfers since 1990, ranks fifth with 90.1 percent of his rounds counting to the team[apos]s total (82 of 91) … 14 team-leading efforts are tied for fourth in school history … his seven-under par round at the FAU Spring Break Championship tied for the lowest under par round in program history (Mark Baldwin vs. TCU in 2004-05).
AS A SENIOR: Earned a monogram … served as an Irish tri-captain … one of four unanimous All-BIG EAST selections … two-time BIG EAST Golfer of the Week (March 24 & March 31) … led the team with a 73.85 stroke average on the year … earned co-medalist honors in the one-round Battle at the Warren tournament, registering a one-under par 69 to tie with teammate Tom Usher … counted 20 of his 25 rounds towards Notre Dame[apos]s team score and notched four under-par rounds on the season, including three rounds shot in the 60s … finished first at the Bandon Dunes Championship, the first win of his Irish career, with an eight-over par 150 (77-73) … turned in a runner-up performance in the next event of the season, the FAU Spring Break Championship, aided by a career low 64 (-7) in the first round … it marked his second-consecutive tournament top-5 finish … finished in a tie for seventh at the Mason Rudolph Championship with a four-under par 138 (67-71) … tied for 43rd at the Gopher Invitational with an 11-over par 227 (76-74-77) … tied for 34th at the BIG EAST Championship with a 13-over par 226 (76-77-73).
AS A JUNIOR: Monogram winner … team co-captain … all-BIG EAST … Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP … Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award recipient … started all 11 tournaments for Irish, logging team-best 74.24 stroke average (18th-best in school history) in 33 rounds, with 31 counting to team score … also led team with six rounds under par, including three in 60s … registered four top-20 finishes, with three in top 10 and two in top five … tied for 46th place in season-opening USF Olympic Club Intercollegiate at 13-over par 226 (77-76-73) … shared sixth place at Saint Mary[apos]s (Calif.) Invitational with team-best one-under par 212 (69-70-73); first of five team-high finishes on the season … had team-best tie for 34th place at Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic with 15-over par 225 (75-76-74) … deadlocked for 38th place at The Prestige at PGA West with 13-over par 229 (77-78-74) … ended fall with tie for 43rd place in UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate Championship after 11-over par 227 (82-72-73) … teed off spring with a bang, tying for fourth at Palmas del Mar Intercollegiate in Puerto Rico, putting up one-under par 215 (71-68-76) … tied for 26th place at Border Olympics with eight-over par 224 (75-72-77) … shot 17-over par 233 (77-77-79) at Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational, good for 87th place … tied for 33rd place at inaugural FAU Spring Break Championship with nine-over par 222 (74-71-77) … led team at Robert Kepler Intercollegiate with 14-over par 227 (72-80-75) that landed him in a tie for 18th place … turned in best performance of career at BIG EAST Championship, tying for runner-up honors with personal-best six-under par 210 (73-71-66), one shot off school record and best ever by ND golfer in BIG EAST tourney; final-round 66 also was then a career-low and tied third-lowest round in school history (as well as ND[apos]s individual 18-hole record in conference championship).
SUMMER 2008: Tied for 12th (one shot out of playoff) with three-over par 73 in U.S. Open local qualifier at Westlake Village, Calif. (North Ranch CC) … earned spot in Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) Amateur after tying for seventh in qualifier at Murrieta (The SCGA GC) with one-under 71 … missed cut at SCGA Amateur in Somis (Saticoy CC) with 11-over 155 (77-78).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Monogram winner … all-BIG EAST Conference selection … was mainstay in starting lineup, competing in all 11 tournaments for the Irish … finished third on team with 73.67 stroke average in 30 rounds, posting the ninth-lowest single-season mark by Notre Dame golfer since 1954 … incredibly valuable to team success, with all 30 of his rounds counting to Irish team score … tied for second on the squad with six rounds of par or better, including four rounds below par (one in the 60s) … finished in 20th place at season-opening Gopher Invitational, shooting eight-over par 224 (76-74-74) … posted best finish of his career with runner-up showing at Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic; carded career-low score of even-par 210 (68-72-70), which also tied third-best 54-hole mark in school history (one shot off school record), and his opening-round 68 also was then a personal-low … tied for 20th place at Coca-Cola Duke Classic, firing one-over par 217 (70-71-76) … tied for 41st place in rain-abbreviated Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate, logging three-over par 74 in his only round of play … finished fall campaign in tie for 29th place at UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate Championship with five-over par 221 (74-74-73) … led team in scoring (72.77) at conclusion of fall season … teed off spring with 29th-place tie at John Hayt Collegiate Invitational (74-73-77=224, +8) … shared 39th-place honors at USC Collegiate Invitational with 17-over par 230 (81-74-75) … ended up in 56th-place deadlock in Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational after eight-over par 224 (74-76-74) … tied for 34th place at National Invitational Tournament following five-over par 221 (75-74-72) … tied for 20th place at Irish Invitational with six-over par 146 (75-71) … locked up first career all-conference citation with tie for fourth place at BIG EAST Championship, shooting three-over par 219 (73-75-71).
AS A FRESHMAN: Monogram winner … saw most action of any Irish rookie in 2006-07, playing in 10 tournaments (28 rounds), including all seven spring events, each as member of travel squad … posted 76.68 season stroke average, with 76.37 mark during spring … had four rounds of par or better, including three below par and one in the 60s … worked way into starting lineup for season opener at Gopher Invitational, tying teammate Mike King for 43rd place at 20-over par 236 (79-71-86); also aced par-3 17th hole (139 yards) in second round, using a pitching wedge … one of two Irish freshmen (with Carl Santos-Ocampo) to fire an ace in `06-07, sinking their holes-in-one in consecutive tournaments in September; feat earned pair a place in Oct. 30 issue of Sports Illustrated[apos]s ‘Faces in the Crowd’ while back-to-back aces by rookies in debut events believed to be first of its kind in NCAA Division I history … placed 27th at inaugural Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic with 18-over par 228 (76-74-78) … completed fall season with 61st-place tie in Prestige at PGA WEST after firing 16-over par 232 (79-79-74) … returned to lineup in spring opener at John Hayt Collegiate Invitational, sharing 69th place with teammate Josh Sandman at 21-over par 237 (80-81-76) … registered best performance of season in return to home state in Triumph at Pauma Valley, finishing fourth at one-under par 212 (69-72-71); was second Irish freshman in as many years to post a top-five finish (Sandman tied for runner-up honors at `06 Boilermaker Invitational) … tied teammate Eddie Peckels for 54th place at Border Olympics with eight-over par 224 (73-80-71) … shared 82nd place at Administaff Augusta State Invitational with 13-over par 229 (78-77-74) … tied for 64th place at Boilermaker Invitational, shooting 15-over par 159 (81-78) during rain-shortened tournament … ended in 78th-place tie at Kepler Intercollegiate, carding 24-over par 166 (79-87) in another weather-delayed event … tied for 24th place in season finale at BIG EAST Championship, posting eight-over par 224 (74-75-75).SUMMER 2006: Shared medalist honors (two-under par 69) in U.S. Open local qualifier at Newport Beach (Calif.) Country Club … shot 21-over par 165 (84-81) during U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, Calif.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Was regular on junior golf scene during final two prep seasons … ranked as high as 24th in nation among Class of 2006 (and 42nd overall) by National Junior Golf Scoreboard … logged 72.85 rating by Golfweek for seven junior events in 2006 … also finished in Top 20 in all three American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) events during `06 campaign with 73.11 stroke average, highlighted by tie for eighth place at Mission Hills Desert Junior … in 14 junior events during 2005 season, posted 72.52 stroke average, had nine rounds in the 60s, and placed among the top four on 10 occasions, including wins at the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT)/Arizona State event in January `05 (shot four-under 140) and Southern California PGA Metropolitan Tour[apos]s Tournament of Champions in August `05 (fired a six-under 136) … also sixth on `05 Nike Junior Series Points List, and 12th on `05 IJGT Merit Points List … traveled to Scotland in August 2005, and shot course-record 65 at Royal West Norfolk Golf Club in Norfolk, Scotland, despite never having played the course before … four-year letterwinner at Foothill High School in Tustin, Calif. … four-time individual qualifier for California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Championship and four-time first-team all-SeaView League awards … SeaView League MVP as sophomore in `03-04 when he led FHS to the league title … seventh California native to monogram in golf at Notre Dame, and the first since Kit Burton (1993-96) … one of four Californians on Irish roster in [apos]09-`10, along with Connor Alan-Lee, Jeff Chen and Paul McNamara III … full name is Douglas L. Fortner … older of two children born to Gary and Elizabeth Fortner … born January 29, 1988 in Santa Ana, Calif. … earned certification from Notre Dame[apos]s Rosenthal Leadership Academy during 2007-08 academic year … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business as an accounting major.
Fortner[apos]s Career Statistics
|Year||Tournaments||Rounds||Count||Strokes||Avg.||Top Rd||Top 36||Top 54||Top Finish (Field)- Event|
|2006-07||10||28||21/28||2,147||76.68||69 (-2)||159 (+15)||212 (-1)||4th (81)- Triumph at Pauma Valley|
|2007-08||11||30||30/30||2,210||73.67||68 (-2)||146 (+6)||210 (E)||2nd (75)- Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic|
|2008-09||11||33||31/33||2,450||74.24||66 (-6)||—||210 (-6)||T-2nd (BIG EAST Championship)|
|2009-10||10||26||20/25||1,920||73.85||64 (-7)||138 (-4)||209 (-4)||1st (Bandon Dumes Championship)|
|Career||42||117||102/116||8,727||74.59||64 (-7)||138 (-4)||209 (-4)||1st ([apos]10 Bandon Dumes Championship)|