Notre Dame Athletics | February 13, 2018
After a three-and-a-half month hiatus from competition, the Notre Dame men’s golf team returns to the links on Monday, Feb. 12, to kick off its spring season in Mobile, Alabama, as part of the 2018 Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate.
The two-day tournament will begin with a 9:30 a.m. ET shotgun start on Monday, with two rounds being played on the opening day. Furthermore, the tournament will be played at the par-72 7,212-yard Magnolia Grove Falls Golf Course.
The tournament field consists of 16 teams: Abilene Christian, Central Arkansas, Florida State, Illinois State, Jacksonville State, Kennesaw State, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Nicholls, Notre Dame, Oral Roberts, Richmond, Samford, South Alabama, Southern Miss and Western Kentucky.
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The fall 2017 campaign marked a season of change for the Irish, as first-year head coach John Handrigan began to instill his philosophy and new culture into the program. As a result, Notre Dame displayed tremendous growth, finishing in the top-four in four of the five fall tournaments, including a first place showing at its home tournament – the Fighting Irish Classic.
Furthermore, the Irish shot -14 at the Badger Invitational, -18 at the Fighting Irish Classic and an impressive -22 at the Quail Valley Intercollegiate. All three team scores respectively marked the program’s top-three scores for a 54-hole tournament, with the 22-under par tying the all-time mark.