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The University of Louisville women’s golf team posted an 18th place finish last weekend in the NCAA East regional in Tallahassee, Fla., while the University of Kentucky women were 19th, two shots back of the Cardinals.
Louisville shot a 300 in the final round of the regional at the Southwood Golf Club. The Cardinals finished 18th with a three round score of 896. No. 12 Vanderbilt won the regional with a score of 840. Fifth ranked South Carolina finished second with a score of 854 while second ranked Duke and No. 26 NC State finished tied for third with a score of 860.
The top eight teams from each region will advanced to the NCAA Championships along with the top two individuals.
Kentucky golfers posted a posting a team score of 34-over par, 898, to finish in 19th place. The Wildcats recorded a final round score of 11-over par, 299, on the final day.
Senior Liz Breed was the top UK finisher, tying for 41st at 5-over par, 221 (72-78-71). Breed carded the low round for Kentucky on the day with a 1-under par, 71. She finishes her career ranked near the top of the program charts in season scoring average, par or better rounds in a season and for a career and total rounds played.
Freshman Haley Mills shot 9-over par, 225 (73-75-77), for the tournament to tie for 69th. Mills recorded a final round score of 5-over par, 77. The Tyler, Texas, native capped a very solid freshman campaign for Kentucky, as she ranked second on the team in scoring average, while also winning the “MO”Morial Invitational. She had two top-10 finishes and four total top 20 finishes this season.
The Wildcats wrap up the season with four top-five finishes as a team, including a team title at the “MO”Morial Invitational.
Sophomore Laura Restrepo was the top finisher for the Cardinals. Restrepo shot a 74 in the final round, finishing the day with two birdies and an eagle. She finished tied for 55th with a score of 223. Vanderbilt’s Jenny Hahn took medalist honors with a score of 207. Baylor’s Hayley Davis and Vanderbilt’s Kendall Martindale finished tied for second with a score of 210.
Senior Tara Lyons shot a 78 in the final round, finishing the day with an eagle on the fourth hole. Lyons finished tied for 65th with a score of 224. Junior Emily Haas carded a 74 for her best round of the tournament. Haas finished the day with three birdies to finish tied at 77th with a score of 226.
(From UK, U of L Athletics)