College golf landed at the exclusive Alotian Club in Roland, Arkansas, this week and Notre Dame stole the show. In a limited but stacked six-team field, Notre Dame opened a 20-shot margin after 54 holes of stroke play at the inaugural Jackson T. Stephens Cup then took down Arkansas in Wednesday’s title match.
Head coach John Handrigan called it a week that was four years in the making.
“It’s been four years of building this, to be honest,” he said. “All these guys have been through it and I’m just proud of what they’ve done over the years and how much they’ve improved over time. The program got better every single year since we’ve been a part of this trip together. Everything we’ve asked them to do, they’ve done it and that showed this week.”
The inaugural event debuted at the Alotian Club this week before it makes stops at equally exclusive Seminole Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida, in 2022 and Trinity Forest in Dallas in 2023. The six-team field played 54 holes of stroke play before the top two teams – Notre Dame and Arkansas – squared off in a televised match for the title on Wednesday.
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