October 19, 1999
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -
Paced by senior Danny Baron's one-under-par 71, the Louisville Cardinals posted one of just four team scores under 300 on the second and final day of the University of Louisville Intercollegiate. With the effort, the Cardinals jumped three spots to finish fifth, 10 shots behind team champion Notre Dame.
The Irish, led by Steve Ratay's 71 and Todd Vernon's 72, shot the tournament's low team round of 292 to take top honors with a two-shot win over Western Kentucky.
The Hilltoppers, however, did not go home empty-handed as Eric Mason captured medalist honors finishing the 36-hole tourney at 142 (-2). Mason shot the final day's low round with a 69 (-3) over the 6,828-yard Persimmon Ridge Golf Club course.
Mason earned the title with a one-shot advantage over Ratay and a two-shot margin over first round leader Wes Furnish (Kentucky). Furnish shot a three-over-par 75 in round two to fall to third.
Baron's 71 tied for the second lowest round of the day and pushed the Trinity graduate into a three-way tie for fifth place.
Baron was supported by the play of teammates Chris Campbell, Steven Hassett and Matthew Gade. All three fired 36-hole scores of 152 to finish in a 26th-place tie.
The U of L Intercollegiate signals the end of the Cardinals' fall campaign. Head coach Mark Crabtree and the Cards will hit the links again competitively in mid-February with a trip to South Florida for the Ron Smith Invitational.
U of L Intercollegiate
1. Notre Dame 301-292 = 593
2. Western Kentucky 300-295 = 595
3. Morehead State 294-308 = 602
Ohio 298-304 = 602
5. LOUISVILLE 306-297 = 603
6. Cincinnati 300-305 = 605
7. Kentucky 304-305 = 609
8. Illinois 307-304 = 611
9. Marquette 307-306 = 613
Ball State 307-306 = 613
11. Marshall 306-310 = 616
12. Saint Louis 307-310 = 617
13 Wisconsin 321-297 = 618
14. Eastern Kentucky 314-306 = 620
15. Akron 310-311 = 621
16. Youngstown State 314-310 = 624
17. Murray State 320-306 = 626
18. DePaul 303-326 = 629