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Paul Schofield

Notre Dame freshman Palmer Jackson continued his hot summer with a fourth-place finish at the Windon Memorial championship in Chicago.

The Franklin Regional grad and Murrysville native’s 4-under par 209 helped the Fighting Irish to their second-consecutive tournament title. Notre Dame finished at 10-under, defeating 13 other teams, including six from Power 5 conferences.

It’s the first time Notre Dame has won back-to-back tournaments featuring fields of 10 or more teams since the 1999-2000 season, and just the second time in program history.

“One win in college golf is hard to come by, but to get two and to get them back to back is special,” Notre Dame coach John Handrigan said in a release. “After winning last week, we challenged each other not to get complacent, but to stay motivated and to stick to our goals. I would say this team definitely answered the challenge.”

Senior Hunter Ostrom earned his second consecutive runner-up finish. Ostrom finished with a 5-under par 208 after carding an even-par 71 in the final round on Tuesday.

Jackson shot a 2-under par 69 during the final round.

“Palmer has made a huge impact early in his career for our program,” Handrigan said. “A top-five finish in an elite field is outstanding. He’s a pleasure to coach.”

Notre Dame won the Badger Invitational on Sept. 8 and 9. The Irish play in Toledo on Monday and Tuesday.

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