Sept. 25, 2016
By Dan Colleran
NORMAN, Oklahoma -- Led by a top-10 finish from sophomore Emma Albrecht, the Notre Dame women’s golf team shot a final round 281 to move up into a tie for sixth at the University of Oklahoma’s Schooner Fall Classic, which was played at the Belmar Golf Club (par 71/5,939 yards).
The Fighting Irish finished the three-round tournament at 19-over par (283-298-290-871) in their first event of the season, tying LSU and Texas A&M for sixth. Florida State won the event by turning in a 23-under par 829, followed by Alabama (841). On the individual leaderboard, Florida State’s Morgane Metraux (68-67-66-201/-12) took medalist honors.
The tournament was originally slated to be played from Saturday - Monday with one round each day, but with impending weather issues the event was condensed to two days.
PLAYER OF THE DAY
Sophomore Emma Albrecht shot her second two-under par 69 of the weekend, having also carded a 69 in the first round. She finished in a tie for tenth (69-73-69-211) to lead the Notre Dame lineup. Her steady final round included four birdies, 12 pars and just two bogeys. It was her third career top-10 finish and the 211 total was her best 54-hole mark in an Irish uniform.
NOTRE DAME’S LINEUP
T10. Emma Albrecht -- 69-73-69-211 (-2)
T25. Isabella DiLisio -- 71-74-73-218 (+5)
T27. Maddie Rose Hamilton -- 69-78-72-219 (+6)
T39. Jordan Ferreira -- 74-73-76-223 (+10)
59. Mia Ayer -- 77-80-79-236 (+23)
T60. Alison Snakard (Ind.) || 75-82-80-237 (+24)
On Saturday, playing as an individual entrant, Alison Snakard aced the 157-yard, par-three 17th hole on her first swing of the tournament (shotgun start).