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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tuesday Cardinal Couple -- Golf leads, Spence suddenly dies


 - Women's golf leads Cardinal Cup after Day 1

-  BIG EAST WBB referee dies

   ( Thanks to University of Louisville Sports Information for the article information)

  The Louisville women's golf team currently leads the Cardinal Cup field after firing a 567 in two rounds at the Cardinal Club on Monday afternoon in Simpsonville, Ky. Sophomore Laura Restrepo also leads the field after shooting a137 in two rounds.

  Kansas currently stands in second with a score of 581. The Louisville B team is currently in third place with a score of 584. Chattanooga stands in fourth with a score of 594 while Cincinnati is fifth with a score of 602. Restrepo shot a collegiate low of 67 in the first round. Restrepo finished with six birdies to end the first round in second place. She shot a 70 in the second round to take a three stroke lead into the final round.

Junior Emily Haas also shot a collegiate low of 66 in the first round. Haas finished the first round with seven birdies for first place. She shot a 75 in the second round to finish the day in third place with a score of 141. Freshman Emily Kurey shot a 72 in the first round. Kurey followed up with a 71 in the second round. She is currently in fourth place with a score 143.  Junior Katie Petrino shot a 75 in the first round. Petrino took three strokes off her first round score to finish one under par in the second round. She is currently tied for eighth along with teammate Tara Lyons with a score of 146. Lyons also shot a 75 in the first round. She finished the second round with a 71 for a score of 146.

  Junior Sara Karlsson carded a 73 in the first round. Karlsson shot a 74 in the second round. She finished with a score of 147 and is currently tied for 11th with teammate Meghan Theiss. The sophomore shot a 75 in the first round and a 72 in the second round. Theiss finished the day with a score of 147. Also tied at 11th is freshman Louise Oxner. Oxner shot a 75 in the first round and a 72 in the second round for a score of 147. Junior Hayley Andreas shot an 80 in the first round. She rebounded in the second round and shot a 72 for a score of 152.  Andreas finished the day tied at 29th. Freshman Shannon Gramley shot a 77 in the first round and a 79 in the second round. She is currently tied at 41st with a score of 156. The Cardinals will wrap up play tomorrow with an 8:40 a.m. shotgun start. Live scoring will be available at


Bonita Spence comes over to talk to Paulie during halftime
at the Louisville vs. St. John's WBB game. ( A pleasant chat)
WE were saddened to here the news yesterday that BIG EAST WBB referee Bonita Spence had passed away.

A fixture in UofL games at the KFC YUM! Center, Spence was a dynamic, take charge referee that "called them as she saw them" 

 This article from a UConn writer...
The women’s basketball world took a big hit on Monday with the death of longtime referee Bonita Spence. Spence worked in both the college and WNBA ranks and was one of the better officials in the game. She was also one of the most notable personalities among referees.

She was also one of the few officials willing to joke with students in the crowd, and would often laugh along as fans made teasing comments about calls during timeouts. For that, she was always appreciated.

Spence was happy to keep things light-hearted.

During this year’s Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands, she participated in a dance competition at halftime alongside several fans from the crowd.

Yes, as much as a crowd could put a smile on her face, she could have the same effect for them — after hearing of her death, many took to Twitter to express their sadness:




  1. Sad news on Spence. She did a lot of UofL games. Some good calls, some horrible but always emphatic.

    She will be missed.

    Curtis Franklin

  2. It is always a sad occasion whenever anyone representing women's athletics passes. I am sorry to loose another member.

    Sandy Walker


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