Spring 2013 Central Region Tournament 2

April 13 – 14

The Den at Fox Creek

Bloomington, IL

Day 1

Looking to improve on their performances from a week earlier, the Notre Dame A and B teams came into The Den at Fox Creek looking to capitalize on ideal golfing weather. Once again the A team was led by underclassmen as freshmen Brian Miller (78) and Phil Krebs (85) and sophomores Greg Bourdon (78), Nick Howard-Johnson (80), and Dan Wiegandt (81) posted the squad’s five lowest scores. Senior Tony Michuda also chipped in an 85, and Sean Flanagan and Andrew Rust contributed a pair of 94s. For the second straight week, the Notre Dame A team found itself in trailing just Wisconsin (White), which finished 18 strokes better on the first day.

A week after playing with just 6 members, the B team found itself down to 5 able bodies at Fox Creek. Team Captain Mike Kennedy led the squad’s efforts with 5 pars, 7 bogeys, and consistent play throughout to post a more than respectable 91. Ben “Big Dog” Foley rode a birdie, two pars, and six bogeys to an even 100 while Sam Herr and Dan McCarthy fired a pair of 103s. Tim Scott may have not recorded any pars on the day, but he was one of only 5 golfers in the entire field to birdie the all-so-difficult par-4 6th. Scott finished at 107.

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Day 2

Sunday morning brought out jackets and sweaters for much of the field as temperatures hovered in the 30s. By midday, however, both the weather and the golf were heating up.

Needing a comeback for the ages, the A team was paced by Wiegandt’s smoking-hot 73 that consisted of 3 birdies and 4 bogeys. Bourdon (76) and Miller (79) both finished under 80 as well. Howard-Johnson (83) and Michuda (86) rounded out the scoring, and while the A team finished with a one-day total under 400 for the first time all spring, it proved too little too late in their comeback attempt.

In the end, Wisconsin (White) actually gained 3 strokes on Notre Dame’s A team on day two, though the Fighting Irish did hold on to its second-straight second place finish. Once again, Wiegandt, Bourdon, and Miller finished in the top-8 individually, earning All-Tournament honors in the process.

On the B-side, Herr (99) used a birdie on the par-5 10th to help crack the 100 mark, and Kennedy (103) poured in a birdie and 5 pars to cap off a nice weekend of golf. The team finished at 525 for the day and  1029 for the tournament.

While neither the A nor B team was able to qualify for Nationals (the Wisconsin (White) team earned the Central Region’s bid), Wiegandt was called upon for his performances this spring to represent Notre Dame as an individual. The NCCGA Nationals will be held at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Course at Purdue University on April 28 – 29, so come back soon to see how Dan plays!

 

For more information about the Central Regional at The Den at Fox Creek visit: http://nccga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/nccga13/event/nccga1359/contest/4/leaderboard.htm

Spring 2013 Central Region Tournament 1

April 6 – 7

Stone Creek GC

Urbana, IL

Day 1

After just a week of warm weather, the Notre Dame Club golf team traveled to Stone Creek GC in Urbana, Illinois to participate in the first NCCGA Central Region Tournament of the spring season.

Playing in 35-40 MPH winds on Saturday, both the A and B teams struggled to stay patient in the brutal conditions. That said, A team members Brian Miller and Dan Wiegandt performed decently well despite the wind, posting a pair of 84s (only 12 other players in the field of 58 broke 90 on Saturday).  Greg Bourdon (92), Wes Greene (93), and Chris Paluf (95) rounded out the scoring for the A team in the 8-count-5 format. This 448 total was good enough for 2nd place after one day – 1 shot clear of Missouri, but 9 back of Wisconsin (White).

Meanwhile on the B team, newcomer Phil Krebs posted a fine 89 to lead Notre Dame’s second squad. Playing with just 6 members, however, the B team struggled to a team total of 523.

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Day 2

Day two brought clear skies and calmer winds, and Notre Dame’s A team capitalized on the easier scoring conditions. Bourdon (75), Wiegandt (79), and Miller (80) all posted scores of 80 or better and earned All-Tournament honors for their efforts over the weekend. Nick Howard-Johnson’s 82 and Andrew Verwilst’s 85 brought the A team’s Sunday total to 401 and two-day total to 849. Despite the squad’s valiant comeback efforts, however, the A team finished in second place, three shots back of Wisconsin (White).

The B team, meanwhile, also posted solid numbers on Sunday. Phil Krebs (83), Sam Herr (86), and Mike Kennedy (88) led the squad to a second day total of 451 and a two-day total of 974.

In the end, both the A and B teams had a fantastic weekend in Urbana, full of great golf and team bonding.

 

Club Golf Team at Stone Creek

 

For more information about the Central Regional at Stone Creek GC visit: http://nccga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/nccga13/event/nccga1358/contest/4/leaderboard.htm