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Women’s Golf Opens 2021 Season

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The Fighting Irish women’s golf team will open their 2020-21 season with the first round of Purdue’s Heroes Ladies Intercollegiate on Sunday, Feb. 7 at the Founders Club in Sarasota, Florida.

Notre Dame’s 2019-20 season was cut short during the practice round of the Clover Cup due to the CoVID-19 pandemic.

“Being unable to compete for the past 11 months due to the pandemic, we’re very much looking forward to getting back on the course this weekend,” head coach Susan Holt said. 

“Our student-athletes have been very committed to reach this point in our season,” Holt continued. “Oftentimes when something is taken away, you appreciate it more. I think our student-athletes feel this way about competing again and they will be more excited than ever to tee it up!” 

The Field

Purdue, Illinois, Michigan, Northwestern, Clemson, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Georgia, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Augusta.


Live scoring (Golfstat)

The Notre Dame Lineup

Lauren Beaudreau (1): A sophomore from Lemont, Illinois, Beaudreau turned in a record-setting 206 (-10) at the 2020 Westbrook Spring Invitational last season (Feb. 23-24), marking the best 54-hole score in program history (by stroke total and in relation to par).

Madelyn Jones (2): A sophomore from Austin, Texas, Jones made five starts as a freshman and was named to the 2020 WGCA All-American Scholar team.

Abby Heck (3): The team’s lone senior, Heck’s been a consistent performer for the Irish over the past three seasons with her best finish being a runner-up showing in the 2019 Moon Golf Invitational (Feb. 18-19 at the Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, Fla.). 

Chloe Schiavone (4): A freshman from Jacksonville, Florida, Schiavone is set to make her Fighting Irish debut. 

Claire Albrecht (5): A junior from Ormond Beach, Florida, Albrecht was named the team’s MVP after the 2019-20 season. Albrecht had the team’s lowest season stroke average, saw all 14 of her rounds counted toward team scoring and five of her 14 rounds were at par or better.

Career Best Rounds (most recent occurrence listed)

  • Claire Albrecht: 68 (first round of the 2019 Jim West Challenge)
  • Lauren Beaudreau: 66 (second round of the 2019 Schooner Fall Classic)
  • Abby Heck: 66 (third round of the 2019 Schooner Fall Classic)
  • Madelyn Jones: 69 (second round of the 2019 Schooner Fall Classic.