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LANE | U of L Women Golfers Dominating Cardinal Cup

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Louisville, Ky. (WDRB) -- The U of L women's golf team showed off its impressive depth on day one of the Cardinal Cup at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville.  Coach Courtney Trimble said her goal was to finish 1-2 in the 13 school competition, and after one day and 36 holes, U of L has a team in the top spot and another in third place.

The U of L "Red" team is first after shooting a 567.  That's fourteen shots ahead of second place Kansas.  The U of L "Black" team is another three shots back in third.

"It is great to have these teams and the people here at the Cardinal Club," said Trimble. "They love the golf course and they love the town. We've had great fan support and it's been really fun for our players to get to play at home."   

Louisville Sophomore Laura Restrepo is the individual leader, following up a tournament best five-under 67 in the morning with a 70 in the afternoon.  Her teammate, Junior Emily Haas is third after shooting a 66 in the morning and a 75 in the afternoon.

Trimble said the girls are used to playing 36 holes in a day.

"They do it very often, " said the second-year head coach.  "It's tough.  It's 10, 11 hours on your feet, but they're used to it. There was a little more wind than we expected and actually, it was blowing out of a different direction in the afternoon than it was this morning so that made for a nice challenge in the second round."  

The final 18 holes begin with a shotgun start at 8:40 AM Tuesday at the Cardinal Club.

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