GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Notre Dame Fighting Irish women’s golf team wrapped up play at the 31st annual ACC Women’s Golf Championship on Saturday, with senior Emma Albrecht leading the way with a 2-over-par 74.
Playing in sunny conditions but contending with swirling winds, the Irish finished in 11th place (303-307-303=913) at the Sedgefield Country Club (par-72/ 6,089 yards).
Albrecht earned her fourth straight top-20 finish at the ACC Championship, pacing all Notre Dame players with a share of 14th place (72-74-74=220, +4). She bookended Saturday bogeys at the par-4 11th and 13th holes by rolling in a birdie at the par-3 12th as part of an outward score of 38 (+1). Albrecht added a birdie at the par-4 eighth hole for an inward 36 to cap her final round 74.
Albrecht finished tied for fourth in the field with 35 pars for the week. Her 2.92 scoring average (-1) on par-3 holes ranked second in the tournament.
Senior Isabella DiLisio matched her best score of the weekend with a 3-over-par 75 on Saturday that included a birdie and four pars over her final five holes. The birdie came on the par-3 seventh, where she landed her tee shot within a foot of the hole and tapped in. On the day, she had three birdies, 10 pars, four bogeys and a double.
Junior Mia Ayer got off to a hot start and after sinking a nice birdie putt on the 18th green, she was 1-under-par on her first nine holes of the day (after starting on the 10th hole). She went on to card a 76 for her best round of the tournament.Junior Abby Heck also scored for the Irish with a 78, while freshman Claire Albrecht carded an 80.
Wake Forest brought home the ACC Championship victory by eight shots over Florida State, firing a final team score of 850 (280-287-283, -14). Emilia Migliaccio of the Demon Deacons was the tournament medalist at 11-under-par (66-71-68=205), finishing two shots ahead of teammate Siyun Liu (68-72-67=207, -9).
Picking up seven wins over seven ranked opponents this weekend, Emma Albrecht has put herself in good position to make the 2019 NCAA Regional field as an individual for the second time in her career. The NCAA Championship field will be announced at 5:30 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, April 24 on the Golf Channel.
• Following a 10th-place showing for Notre Dame last season at the Grandover Resort & Conference Center East Course, also located in Greensboro, the ACC Championship returned to the Sedgefield Country Club for the ninth time in the past 11 years.
• This weekend’s tournament marks Notre Dame’s sixth ACC Championship appearance since joining the conference in 2014 and the fourth Irish start at Sedgefield Country Club.
• Notre Dame tied for fifth at the 2014 ACC tournament (306-303-296=905) and placed sixth at the 2015 conference tournament (287-295-294=876) during the first two Irish ACC appearances at the venue.
Career Best Rounds (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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