2018 Signing Day

Women’s Golf Inks Top-50 Class With Beaudreau and Jones

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Notre Dame women’s golf head coach Susan Holt has announced Lauren Beaudreau and Madelyn Jones have signed National Letters of Intent. The duo, accomplished on the course and in the classroom, will join the program for the 2019-20 season.

Beaudreau, who hails from Lemont, Illinois, currently attends Benet Academy in Lisle, Illinois.

“We’re really excited to have Lauren officially join the Notre Dame golf family,” Holt said. “She verbally committed in March of 2017 so this has been a long time coming. Lauren’s been a very accomplished player at every level she has competed. I look for her to transition well into the college game and make an immediate impact on our program. Lauren has a great love and passion for Notre Dame and the game of golf and will be a tremendous addition to our team as we build for the future.”

Jones, who is an Austin, Texas, native, is in her senior year at Westlake High School.

“Madelyn is going to be a great addition to our program,” Holt said. “She’s a high energy young lady that will be a lot of fun to be around the next four years. Her work ethic is evident in the progress she has made with her game this past year. She will be a player to watch during her time here as I am confident her best golf has yet to be played. She is a great fit for Notre Dame and will thrive during her time here.”

Lauren Beaudreau

  • Carries a 4.3 grade point average and has been named to the First Honors Honor Roll for six consecutive semesters.

  • Currently ranked 49th in the American Junior Golf Association’s Polo Golf Rankings (29th in the class of 2019) and 715th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

  • Reached as high as 30th in the Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings and is first in Illinois.  

  • Ranked 36th in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings (15th in the class of 2019).

  • Won Illinois’ 2018 High School State Championship and had four top-10 finishes including runner-up honors at the AJGA Callaway Golf Junior Classic, placing seventh at the AJGA Rolex Girls Championship and finishing first at a USGA Girls Junior Qualifier.

  • Also in 2018, placed 23rd at the Jr. PGA Championship and 21st at the ANA Junior Inspiration Invitational.

  • In 2017, placed sixth at the PGA Girls Junior Championship, placed third at the AJGA Otter Creek Junior Championship and eighth at the Scott Robertson Memorial.

  • Took part in the 2017 Women’s North and South Amateur and the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship.

  • Took part in the round of 64 at the 2016 U.S. Women’s Amateur at Rolling Green Golf Club, Springfield, Pennsylvania.

  • Won the 2016 North and South Junior Amateur.

  • Was the runner up in the 2016 High School Class AA State Championship, a year after placing fourth.

  • Was the 2015 and 2016 East Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year.

Madelyn Jones

  • Carries a 104.5 grade point average (on a 100 point scale) and is a National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student.

  • Named to the AJGA Transamerica Scholastic Honor Roll (2017) and to the AJGA Transamerica Scholastic Junior All-American Team (2018).

  • Ranks 104th on the Junior Golf Scoreboard and 122nd on the Rolex AJGA rankings.

  • In the Golfweek Rankings, sits at 196th overall (42nd in class of 2019).

  • Tied for fourth at the 2018 AJGA Girls Junior Championship in Furman, South Carolina.    

  • Tied for 10th at the 2018 Texas State Junior Championship.

  • Also took part in the 2018 USGA Girls Junior Amateur and the 2018 PGA Junior Championship.

  • Finished first in the 2018 South Texas Division of the PGA Junior Championship in Houston.

  • Tied for fifth at the 2018 AJGA Kansas Junior in Buffalo Dunes, Kansas.

  • Placed in a tie for fifth at the 2017 Texas State Junior Championship.

  • Finished first at both the 2017 AJGA McArthur Future Legends in Waukesha, Wisconsin and the 2017 LJT Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic in Austin, Texas.  

  • Has also had an accomplished high school golf career.

  • In 2015, she helped her varsity team to second place in the Texas UIL State Championship (Class 6A) and was named a First Team All-District, First Team All-Region and a Second Team All-State honoree.

  • In 2016, she also helped lead her varsity team to another second-place showing in the Texas UIL State Championship (Class 6A) and was named a First Team All-District and First Team All-Region selection.

  • Then in 2017 after the back-to-back second place finishes, she led her team to the Texas UIL Class 6A State Championship and was once again named a First Team All-District, First Team All-Region and Second Team All-State selection.

  • Her career-low tournament round was a 66 at the Jimmy Demaret Classic on the Legends Junior Tour.

  • Earned the Texas Junior Golf Tour Coaches’ Integrity Award for 2016-2017 and was an AJGA Bluegrass Junior Cameron Weis Sportsmanship Award Recipient (June 2017).

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