UND Roster

2013-14 Men's Golf Roster

Niall Platt

Height 5'10''
Weight 145 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Santa Barbara, CA
High School Laguna Blanca School

RECORD BOOK UPDATE: Recorded second-lowest 54-hole score in Irish NCAA history with 210 (-6) score at the 2011 NCAA Southeast Regional … earned second-highest NCAA Regional finish in program history with his share of 10th place … tied lowest round (vs. par) in program history with a seven-under 65 in first round of 2010 Firestone Invitational … owns the lowest career stroke average (minimum of 35 rounds played) in program history with his final mark of 73.17 … posted the second-lowest Notre Dame single-season stroke average in 2013-14 with a 72.25 average.

AS A SENIOR: Named to the Division I PING all-Midwest Region team by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) – the fourth different player in program history to be selected to the all-Midwest Region squad … became the first Notre Dame golfer, male or female, to be tabbed to the all-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) team … one of three Notre Dame team captains … recorded the lowest Irish stroke average (72.25) while appearing in a total of 36 competitive rounds … finished Notre Dame tenure with the lowest career scoring average in program history (73.17) over 122 rounds played … 110 total rounds counted toward the team score were the third-most in Irish history … opened the fall in a tie for sixth place at the Gopher Invitational (Sept. 8-9), firing a cumulative score 210 (71-71-68) … closed with a final round 69 to claim a share of 12th place at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic (Sept. 23-24) at the Warren Golf Course (74-72-69-215) … earned best finish of the fall slate at the Georgetown Intercollegiate (Oct. 21-22), charging with a final round 67 to tie for fourth place (74-71-67-212) … began spring season in a tie for 13th place at the Lamkin San Diego Classic (March 10-11), firing a two-day score of 218 (74-73-71) … claimed second top five result of the season one week later at the Talis Park Challenge (March 16-17), carding a three-round score of 217 (74-70-73) … logged a 12th place finish at the Lone Star Invitational (March 24-25), closing at two-under-par 214 (74-69-71) … earned a share of runner-up honors with rounds of 70-70-69 (209, -4) at the Irish Creek Collegiate (April 5-6) … utilized a second round four-under-par 66 on the way to second career tournament victory at the Notre Dame Oak Hill Intercollegiate (April 21-22) at the historic Oak Hill Country Club.

AS A JUNIOR: Named to the all-BIG EAST team for the third time in his career … led the Irish with a 73.41 stroke average … had 22 of his 24 rounds (.916) across nine tournaments count toward the team score … ended the fall season with a stroke average of 73.36 … spring 73.46 average was best among Irish golfers … had four even or under-par rounds throughout the season … captured first place at the two-round Macdonald Cup (Sept. 29-30) with a score of 138 (-2) at The Course at Yale … shot a first round two-under 68 and finished the second day with an even-par 70 for first career NCAA tournament victory … tied for 15th place at the Georgetown Intercollegiate (Oct. 22-23) with a five-over par, 218 mark … made a strong debut in the spring season at the Schenkel Invitational (March 15-17) with a 219 (+4) card … finished first among Irish golfers at the Hawkeye – Great River Entertainment Invitational (April 13-14) at four-over par (220), good for a share of 11th place … finished the season in fifth place at the BIG EAST Championship (April 28-30) with a 214 (-2) card … final round score of three-under, 69 was the second-lowest among Irish golfers on the Watson Course at Reunion Resort during the tournament (Cory Sciupider, 67, third round) … earned third monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Claimed second consecutive selection to the all-BIG EAST team … earned second monogram … competed in all 12 tournaments during the season … finished the year with the third lowest stroke average on the team at 73.81 … finished with five top-25 finishes, three top-10 results and one top-five showing … saw 30 of his 32 rounds (.938) counted toward the team total and posted six rounds of even-par golf or better – three below-par and three even … opened the spring with a perfect 4-0 record at The Match Play (Feb. 13-14) in helping the Irish claim the tournament title … finished second on the team and tied for 54th overall at the Schenkel Invite (March 16-18), recording a 222 (+6) … again finished second on the team while sharing 14th overall at the Linger Longer Invite (March 24-25) after carding a 215 (-1) … in the event, posted one of his three rounds in the 60[apos]s on the season with a second round 69 (-3) … placed tied for 73rd at the All-American Intercollegiate (April 9-10), posting a 230 (+14) … finished second at the Battle at the Warren (April 22) after finishing with a 143 (+1) at the one-day home event … began postseason play with a share of 10th place at the BIG EAST Championship (April 29-May 1) with a 217 (+1) … finished tournament strong, carding a final round 68 (-4) … concluded season at the NCAA Central Regional (May 17-19), finishing tied for fourth among the Irish and tied for 56th overall with a total of 225 (+12) … after opening with an 81 (+10), bounced back to post matching scores of 72 (+1) over the final two rounds … played in all five events for the Irish on the fall … played 15 rounds … averaged a 74.00 score in the fall … carded one under-par round … two top-25 finishes … started season off strong with a +4 (220) showing at the Gopher Invitational (Sept. 11-12) in Wayzata, Minn. … carded a three-round total 225 at the famed Olympia Fields layout in Chicago, Ill., at the Olympia Fields Invitational (Sept. 16-18) … played through bad weather to finish with 229 strokes at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic (Sept. 26-27) at the Warren Golf Course … helped the team to a solid finish at The Invitational at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, S.C. (Oct. 17-18), with a +8 (224) finish … rounded out the fall campaign with his best effort by firing a three-day total 212, to finish at one-under par at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate (Oct. 31-Nov. 1) … his one-under par tournament score was the only under par finish of any Irish golfer on the fall slate.

AS A FRESHMAN: Monogram winner … named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year, marking the first time since the awards began three years ago that an Irish golfer has received the award … named to the all-BIG EAST team … made large impact in his first season with the Irish, playing in 11 tournaments, all as part of the rotation … finished second amongst the team in stroke averagewith a 73.40 mark – 73.87 in the spring and 72.93 in the fall … had 25 of his 30 rounds (.833) counted toward the team score … netted under-par rounds eight times and even-par rounds six times, with five of his eight under-par rounds also breaking 70 … posted the lowest round of the season for the Irish with his first round 65 (-7) at the Firestone Invitational (Oct. 11-12), while also carding the second-lowest tournament score (210, -6) at the NCAA Southeast Regional (May 19-21) … led the team at two events, while sharing for the top spot at one … opened the year with a runner-up finish at the College of Charleston Invitational (Sept. 13-14) with a 217 (+1) … earned back-to-back 14th place results at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic (Sept. 27-28) (216, +6) and Firestone Invitational (217, +1) … earned second top-five finish of the year at the Lone Star Invitational (Oct. 17-18) after tying for third with a score of 213 (-3) … tied for 57th at the St. Mary[apos]s Invite (Oct. 25-26), finishing with a 54-hole score of 231 (+15) … at the Notre Dame vs. Yale Cup (March 14), concluded his tournament at 10-over par (154) … tied for 40th at the Schenkel Invite (March 18-20) while finishing second amongst the Irish rotation with a score of 222 (+6) … at the LSU National Invitational (April 2-3), tied for 35th after carding a 233 (+17) … recorded an even-par 71 at the Battle at the Warren (April 12) to tie for fifth place … put together a 218 (+5) at the BIG EAST Championship (April 17-19) to earn a share of sixth place … ended his first year in grand fashion, leading the Irish rotation at the NCAA Southeast Regional with a 54-hole score of 210 (-6), aided by two sub-70 rounds as he recorded a 68 (-4) in the opening round and a 69 (-3) in the second round.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Laguna Blanca School in Santa Barbara, Calif. … a decorated player on the junior circuit as well as a dominant scholastic player … a 2009 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) HP Scholastic All-American and 2009-2010 Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) Academic All-American … captained his high school squad and went undefeated all four years of league play, earning four consecutive league MVP honors … competed in various amateur events around California … claimed medalist honors at the 2010 US Open Local Qualifier at La Purisima, the 2010 SCGA Amateur Qualifier at Rancho San Marcos, and the 2009 SCGA Amateur Qualifier at Sterling Hills … won the 2010 Goleta City Championship (68-69) and the 2009 Lompoc City Championship at La Purisima … tied for fifth at the 2009 California State Fair Amateur with an eight-under par 208 (68-69-71) … tied for 11th at the 2010 Southern California (SCGA) Amateur with a four-under par 280 (72-71-67-70) … tied for 16th at the 2010 Memorial Amateur with a one-under par 215 (73-71-71) … competed extensively on the AJGA and FCWT circuits … collected four top-5 finishes on the AJGA tour, highlighted by a second place showing at the 2009 AGJA Junior at Wenatchee in August of 2009, where he fired a two-under par 214 (70-71-73) … on the FCWT, Platt finished in the top-10 on seven occasions, including four top-five finishes and a win at the `10 FCWT Hunter Ranch Open with a five-under par 139 (68-71) … also competed in the SCPGA Toyota Tour Cup … in his 2009 events on the circuit, claimed first place at Cypress Ridge by shooting an even par 144 (73-71) and placed second at Rancho San Marcos after carding a three-under par 139 (69-70) … graduated with a degree in applied and computational mathematics and statistics from the College of Science.

Platt[apos]s Career Statistics

Year Tournaments Rounds Count Strokes Avg. Top Rd Top 36 Top 54 Top Finish (Field)- Event
2010-11 11 30 25/30 2,202 73.40 65 (-7) 137 (-7) 210 (-6) T-2nd (The Invite at Kiawah)
2011-12 12 32 30/32 2,362 73.81 68 (-4) 140 (-2) 212 (-1) T-2nd (The Invite at Kiawah)
2012-13 9 24 22/24 1,762 73.41 68 (-2) 138 (-2) 214 (-2) 1st (Macdonald Cup)
2013-14 12 36 33/33 2,601 72.25 66 (-4) 137 (-3) 209 (-4) 1st (Oak Hill Intercollegiate)
Career 44 122 110/119 8,927 73.17 65 (-7) 137 (-7) 209 (-4) 1st ([apos]12 Macdonald Cup/[apos]14 Oak Hill)