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Finding the Sweet Spot

Written by: Staff

The 1st hole of the U.S. Senior Open, which runs along Juday Creek.Competitors and fans arriving at the opening hole of the 2019 U.S. Senior Open are greeted by Juday Creek. Flowing through the University of Notre Dame’s Warren Golf Course, the stream is home to an important aquatic ecosystem that connects to the St. Joseph River and ultimately Lake Michigan. Although a golf course may seem like a surprising location for environmental research, the creation of this course led to the restoration of the degraded waterway – making it a valuable resource for hydrology and stream ecology research for Notre Dame students and faculty today.

Click here to read more about the development of Warren Golf Course and the contribution made by faculty and students to such a historically significant waterway.