Emma Albrecht Tied For Second At The Westbrook Spring Invitational

PEORIA, Arizona — After two rounds of play at the 2019 Westbrook Spring Invitational, the Notre Dame women’s golf team is in seventh (288-286=574), while senior Emma Albrecht is tied for second (70-68=138) with one round to play.
Last season at the Westbrook Spring Invitational Albrecht finished at nine-under par (70-67-70=207) to place fourth and tie the lowest 54-hole score in program history.
This season, Albrecht picked up where she left off with an opening round 70 that included five birdies, 10 pars and three bogeys. She backed it up in the afternoon with a four-under par 68, one shot off her career best round with the Irish. Her second round featured six birdies, 10 pars and two bogeys. Her six birdies in the first two rounds tied for the third most in the 93-player field.
Also highlighting Notre Dame’s first round was a career best, two-under par 70 by Mia Ayer. The junior’s opening 18 was a model of consistency as she finished with 16 pars to go along with birdies at the 14th and 15th holes.
Abby Heck (73) and Claire Albrecht  (75) also scored for the Irish in the morning. Then in the second round, Claire Albrecht shot an even-par 72 and Heck and Isabella DiLisio shot one-over par 73’s to to round out Notre Dame’s 286.
With one round remaining, Nebraska (-13) leads the 16-team field, followed by Mississippi State (-6). On the individual leaderboard, Emma Albrecht (-6) is in a three-way tie for second with Katie Smith (Nebraska) and Kirsten Baete (Nebraska). The trio trails Ohio State’s Aneka Seumanutafa (-7) by one stroke.
Notre Dame will be paired with Illinois and Indiana for the final round (10:30 a.m. ET).
7. Notre Dame (288-286=574)
T2. Emma Albrecht (70-68=138)
T27. Mia Ayer (70-75=145)
T39. Abby Heck (73-73=146)
T48. Claire Albrecht (75-72=147)
T75. Isabella DiLisio (78-73=151)
2019 Westbrook Spring Invitational (hosted by Wisconsin)
Date: Feb. 25, 2019
Format/Tee Times: Monday’s final round will begin at 10:30 a.m. ET (shotgun start).
Location: Peoria, Arizona
Course (Par/Yardage): Westbrook Village Golf Club (Vistas Course); Par 72; 6,432 yards
The Field (16): Wisconsin (host), Denver, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Tennessee, UC Davis, Washington State.
Notre Dame Lineup: Abby Heck (1), Emma Albrecht (2), Isabella DiLisio (3), Mia Ayer (4) and Claire Albrecht (5).
Live Scoring: birdiefire.com
Twitter: @NDwomensGolf
Career Best Rounds
(entering the Westbrook Spring Invitational; most recent occurrence listed)

  • Emma Albrecht: 67
    (third round of the 2018 NCAA Madison Regional at the University Ridge Golf Course)
  • Isabella DiLisio: 67
    (second round of the 2017 Schooner Fall Classic at the Belmar Golf Club)
  • Maddie Rose Hamilton: 65
    (second round of the 2017 Schooner Fall Classic at the Belmar Golf Club)
  • Mia Ayer: 71
    (third round of the 2018 Schooner Fall Classic at the Belmar Golf Club)
  • Abby Heck: 68
    (first round of the 2019 Moon Golf Invitational)
  • Claire Albrecht: 72
    (third round of the 2018 Minnesota Invitational at the Prestwick Golf Club)


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