Jan. 4, 2012
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. – After firing a final round 73 (+2), Notre Dame senior men’s golfer Max Scodro (Chicago, Ill.) finished in a tie for 44th place (222, +9) at the inaugural Patriot All-America Invitational that concluded Friday (Dec. 30) on the Gold Course at The Wigwam.
The Irish co-captain got off to a shaky start at the Invitational, carding an opening round 77 (+6) on the 6,830-yard, par-71 Robert Trent Jones Sr., course. Scodro, however, would settle down over the final two rounds to post scores of 72 (+1) and 73 (+2) on his second and third rounds, respectively. The final 36 holes proved good enough to climb Scodro up seven spots on the leaderboard after sharing 51st at the end of the first day.
Alabama teammates Cory Whitesett (199, -14) and Bobby Wyatt (202, -11) finished one-two at the event, while Arkansas’ Austin Cook and Duke’s Julian Suri shared third place with matching scores of 209 (-4).
Scodro and the rest of the Irish now turn their attention back to collegiate action as they use the month of January to prepare for their spring opener at the Match Play (Feb. 12-13) at the Reunion Resort Watson Course in Orlando, Fla., site of the 2012 BIG EAST Championship.