Laguna grad Platt named Big East Freshman of the Year

Niall Platt helped Notre Dame win the Big East golf title this season. (Presidio Sports Photo)

Niall Platt became the first Notre Dame golfer to be selected as the Big East Conference Freshman of the Year.

Platt, a 2010 graduate of Laguna Blanca, was the highest freshman finisher at the Big East Championship, shooting a three-round score of 218 (+5) to tie for sixth place, helping the Irish win the team title.

He finished the regular season with four top-five finishes in 10 tournaments played, placing as high as second at The Invitational at Kiawah. Platt was the only freshman selected to the All-Big East team.