Notre Dame men's golf: Irish in fourth

Staff reports
ND Insider

A five-shot improvement in the second round vaulted the University of Notre Dame men’s golf team four spots up the leaderboard Monday, allowing the Irish to end day one in fourth place at the Georgetown Intercollegiate at the Members Club at Four Streams in Beallsville, Md.

Notre Dame responded from an opening-round 297 by carding an eight-over-par 292 during the afternoon session of play (297-292-589). The Irish enter the final round only three shots behind defending tournament champion Toledo (287-299-586) for second place.

Irish junior Patrick Grahek, competing in the tournament as an individual, tied a career-best with a one-under-par 70 in the second round as part of a day one 141 (71-70, -1), earning a tie for fourth place.

The third and final round of the Georgetown Intercollegiate is scheduled to begin Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

GEORGETOWN INV.

TOP-10 TEAMS (After Round 2): 1. UAB 278-282-560, -8; 2. Toledo 287-299-586, +18; 3. Penn State 295-292-587, +19; 4. Notre Dame 297-292-589, +21; 5. Campbell 293-299-592, +24; T6. William & Mary 301-293-594, +26; T6. DePaul 297-297-594, +26; 8. West Florida 302-295-597, +29; T9. Miami (Ohio) 296-302-598, +30; T9. Xavier 295-303-598, +30.

NOTRE DAME INDIVIDUALS (After Round 2): T4. Patrick Grahek 71-70-141, -1; T13. Niall Platt 74-71-145, +3; T13. Matt Rushton 71-74-145, +3; T43. Tyler Wingo 82-71-153, +11; T56. Cory Sciupider 79-78-157, +15.