April 24, 2012
Reunion, Fla. -
The Louisville women's golf team shot a 295 in the final round of the BIG EAST Tournament on Tuesday afternoon at the Watson Course at Reunion Resort & Club in Reunion, Fla. The Cardinals made up six shots in the final round, shooting the lowest round on the day but it was not enough to move up the leaderboard and finished third with a score of 918. USF captured the 2012 BIG EAST Women's Golf Championship. The Bulls finished with a three round total of 910 to beat second-place Notre Dame by one shot.
Louisville freshman Emily Haas and Notre Dame freshman Ashley Armstrong tied for first place with a score of 223, forcing a playoff for medalist honors. Haas finished the day at even par. Armstrong won the individual title on the third playoff hole. Both players bogeyed the 18th in the first hole of the playoff. They played the hole again and both registered pars. Armstrong birdied the hole the third time around to secure the victory. It was the first time this season that Haas registered a top finish.
Louisville freshman Katie Petrino shot a final round 71 for a one under-par round. She was the only player in the championship to post a round under par. She finished alone in fourth place with a score of 225.
Sophomore Tara Lyons and junior Candice Wiley finished tied for 16th with a score of 236. Both Lyons and Wiley shot a 76 in the final round of the tournament. Senior Maria Castellanos shot a 78 in the final round of the tournament. She finished 18th with a score of 237. Senior Anna-Karin was cleared for practice after thumb surgery but did have enough practice time to participate. She will play for Louisville if the Cardinals earn an NCAA Regional bid.
Seton Hall finished in fourth place after shooting a 312 on day three for a total of 943. Rutgers finished in fifth place after shooting a 321 for a 956 total. Freshman Kortnie Maxoutopoulis finished tied for eighth place with a 229.
St. John's placed sixth with a 960 three-round total. Cincinnati finished in seventh place with a score of 962 while Georgetown finished in eight-place with a 967 total.