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(Notre Dame, Ind.) Holy Cross junior Michael Fitzgerald (Flossmoor, Ill.) closed out his season with an individual trip to Creekside Golf Club in Salem, Ore. for the 2013 NAIA Men's National Championship. Fitzgerald received an automatic individual bid to the tournament after winning the 2013 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) tournament.
"I'm extremely proud of Michael and what he's accomplished this season," stated head coach Tim Holt. "He was a very consistent player for us this season and really elevated his game in the spring season."
Fitzgerald closed out the2012-2013 season prior to Nationals with an average score of 76.6 in nine matches. He also finished with three top three finishes, including an individual championship at the CCAC tournament.
Fitzgerald posted scores of 79, 81 and 75 in his three rounds at the 2013 NAIA Men's National Championship before missing the cut for the final day. He finished with five birdies in the tournament, including three on his final round for his tournament best 75 (+3).
After factoring in the Nationals scores, Fitzgerald closes out the 2012-2013 season with a stroke average of 76.8.
Recapping on the season, Coach Holt has a lot to be excited about with his team.
"While we would have loved to have been at Nationals as a team, I really like what we have coming back next season," continued Holt. "With only losing one player, combined with a solid recruiting class, I believe we'll be ready to compete in 2013-2014 for another shot at Nationals. It was a good season, but now we turn our focus to next year."
On behalf of Holy Cross athletics, we'd like to thank you for your continued support of the men's golf team during the 2012-2013 season. We look forward to your continued support next year! Once again, a big congratulation's to Michael Fitzgerald for an outstanding year! Until next time, enjoy the offseason and GO SAINTS!