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Shannon Byrne Wins 2002 Notre Dame Women's Campus Championship

Sept. 1, 2002

Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame women’s golf standout Shannon Byrne (Jr., Arlington Heights, Ill.) fired a six-over par 78 for the final 18 holes to win the 2002 Notre Dame women’s Campus Championship by six strokes over teammate Suzanne Hayes (Fr., Dublin, Ireland) Sunday afternoon at the Warren Golf Course.

After opening with an 80 for Saturday’s 18 holes, Byrne, a two-time monogram winner at Notre Dame, turned in Sunday’s best round with a 78 on the par 72, 5,955-yard Warren Golf Course. The junior hopes that the season opening win is the start of a great year for the Irish.

“This was a good way to start the year. I just wish that I had played better,” said Byrne.

“I’m very excited for the coming season. The returning players have worked hard over the summer and there are some talented players in our freshman class. I really expect good things from our team this year.”

Byrne was followed by Hayes who finished second with a 164 total after back-to-back rounds of 82. Lauren Gebauer was third with a 36-hole total of 165 (82-83) while Saira Kahn was fourth with a 170 (85-85).

The tournament was optional for members of the Notre Dame women’s golf team as they continue qualifying for the team’s season-opening tournament at Michigan State September 21-22.

Paul DeClouet, a junior from Lafayette, La., won the 2002 men’s campus championship was won by Paul DeClouet, a junior from Lafayette, La. DeClouet fired the lone subpar round on Saturday with a one-under par 70 and followed with a final round 75 for his 145 total. Aaron Roth was second, eight strokes off DeClouet’s pace with a 153 mark (78-75).