LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The U of L women's golf team saved its best golf of the season for the biggest moment. They had three players shoot par or better in the third and final round Wednesday and finished at even par as a team, good for 4th place in the San Francisco Regional and a qualifying spot for the NCAA Championships. The top six teams in the regional qualified. It's just the second time in program history they have gone that far.
“It was an incredible finish,” said head coach Courtney Trimble. “We knew that it would come down to the last six holes, and we just tried to win each hole. I am so proud of this team and all that they have accomplished. They were so determined this week and really believed in themselves. This was a total team effort, and I couldn’t be happier for their hard work to pay off.”
Sophomore Delaney Shah shot a career-best four-under 68. Senior Molly Skapik birdied her final four holes and shot a three-under 69. And Sophomore Lauren Hartlage had an even-par 72, and finished 13th overall at one-under 215 for the three rounds. Kristin Engle closed out the Cardinals scoring with a two-over 74.
“It’s so awesome to be able to make it to the national championship,” Skapik said. “This team never gave in. We played some of our best golf on the last few holes and were able to get the job done. I’m so proud of this team and so happy that our hard work is paying off.”
Louisville returns to action May 18-23 for the NCAA Championships at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
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