Notre Dame, Armstrong win at Briar's Creek

Lindsey Weaver of Scottsdale, Ariz., hits her tee shot at No. 1. Weaver shot an even par 72 in the first round.

Notre Dame, Armstrong win at Briar's Creek

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Notre Dame, Armstrong win at Briar's Creek

Notre Dame won the Briar’s Creek Invitational on Tuesday, by finishing eight shots ahead of runner-up Maryland.

The Irish got better each round, first shaving 17 strokes off their first-round 317 at the Golf Club at Briar’s Creek on Johns Island, S.C. Notre Dame posted a final-round 1-over 289 to finish at 42-over 906. Maryland was at 914.

It’s the first victory of the season for Notre Dame, ranked No. 25 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, but the second consecutive victory for sophomore Ashley Armstrong. She finished the Briar’s Creek event at 1-over 217, three shots ahead of Furman’s Laura Wearn. Armstrong also won the Insperity Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate on March 17.

Coastal Carolina finished solo third at 52-over 916. Campbell, which has won five times so far this season. was fourth, and Indiana rounded out the top 5.

Briar’s Creek Invitational (Final)

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