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Tuesday, March 5, 2024
The Observer

Golf tournament cut short in Puerto Rico due to bad weather

The No. 6-ranked Notre Dame men’s golf team had an unusual start to their spring season this weekend.

The Irish started their spring slate at the TPC Dorado Beach Collegiate in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The Irish got off to a strong start, finding themselves in first place through six holes before hitting a few bumps and ending the day tied for ninth.

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Irish senior Hunter Ostrom completes a putt during the Fighting Irish Classic at Warren Golf Course on Oct. 8, 2018.

After a sunny first round, the clouds took over and rain came thundering down, forcing tournament officials to call off the second and third rounds and declaring the event a one-round tournament.

Sophomore Taichi Kho had the best outing throughout the first round for the Irish, carding a 70 at -2 to come in at 15th. Senior Davis Lamb was a stroke behind him in 33rd place, tallying four birdies, including two back-to-back.

Junior Davis Chatfield, who recovered from a triple-bogey hole four by eagling on the 12th hole, and freshman Patrick Kelly, who shot five birdies in total on the day, were sitting at even par through the first round. Sophomore Andrew O’Leary had a consistent day, posting 14 pars on the way to a one-over day.

Freshman Palmer Jackson and senior Hunter Ostrom were 58th at two over, with Jackson also adding an eagle.

Next up, the Irish will head to the Colleton River Collegiate in Hilton Head, South Carolina, at the Colleton River Club to play March 2-3.