Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Tuesday Cardinal Couple -- Golf second after Day 2...Bingham hired by WKU
TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
- Louisville women's golf one stroke from lead
-Candyce Bingham hired as assistant at WKU
The University of Louisville women's golf team remains in the hunt for the BIG EAST Championship at Reunion Resort in Orlando, FL...one stroke behind Notre Dame after 36 holes in the three day meet. Sophomore Emily Haas leads all golfers with a two round total of 140...which included a sizzling 68 on Monday.
The Cards led by five after Sunday's action but Notre Dame turned in a impressive team score of 285 on Monday to take the lead by one stroke. Two round totals have the Irish at 579 and Louisville at 580.
Besides Haas' 140, Katie Petrino is in fifth with a 145...firing a 74 Monday. Laura Restrepo and Tara Lyons are in the top ten...Restrepo (147) is tied for seventh and Lyons tied for tenth (148). Senior Candice Wiley is tied for 37th. at 160.
Behind the Irish and Cards are Cincinnati (602), Seton Hall (603), St. John's (605), South Florida (612), Georgetown (614) and Rutgers (622).
After today's action, the Cards will await regional assignment in the NCAA Tournament. Based on their late season successes, they are a squad to be respected and feared.
Candyce Bingham, a member of Louisville's 2009 National Finalist team as a player and 2013 squad as a staff member, has joined the Western Kentucky University women's basketball staff as an assistant coach.
Bingham joins head coach Michelle Clark-Heard and assistants Greg Collins and Margaret Richards. Collins was a former assistant at UofL under Tom Collen. Richards worked on the Cardinal staff.
After playing pro ball overseas, Bingham took the head coaching job at Fern Creek High School in 2011. She won eight games for the Creekers despite having a inexperienced squad with only one player having major varsity experience. Bingham reunited with Coach Walz in the 2012-13 season as a graduate assistant.
Bingham was a fixture at UofL practices, press conferences and other functions at UofL this past season. While she was performing her duties here, former Lady Card Laura Terry had the same role for Clark-Heard in Bowling Green last season.
After garnering All-State honors at Louisville Manual High School, Bingham played her first two years of college ball for Kevin McGuff (now Ohio State head coach) at Xavier. She transferred to Louisville and played two years for Walz.
The 2008-09 Lady Cards, led by her and Angel McCoughtry, posted a 34-5 record...Bingham averaging 12.5 ppg and 7.3 rebounds. Collectively, they were known as "Mom" (Bingham) and "The Crazy Aunt" (McCoughtry).
Best wishes and good luck to "C.B." in Bowling Green! With so many Louisville connections on the staff, we may just have to start calling the Lady Toppers "Louisville-South" or the University of Louisville at Bowling Green!