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Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday Cardinal Couple -- Cards in third place in AAC Women's Golf Tournament


- Women's golf seven strokes back after Day One of Tourney

- Rowing captures five wins at Clemson

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Louisville women's golf is in third place after the first round of the AAC Golf Championship Tournament at Hammock Beach Resort on Sunday.

The Central Florida Golden Knights are first on the leaderboard as teams battled 15-20 mile-per-hour wind gusts during round one. UCF finished 19-over-par (307) while Cincinnati recorded a 23-over-par 311 for second place. Louisville charted a 26-over-par 314 for third.

Cincinnati's Olivia Dose is the individual leader with a two-over-par 74 through 18 holes. Andrea Malek (Cincinnati) and Emily Haas (Louisville) are tied for second at 75 (+3). UCF's Ashley Holder and SMU's Jenny Haglund are both tied for fourth with four-over-par 76 scores. Laura Restrepo is tied for 9th at 78.

Tara Lyons fired an 80, Katie Petrino finished at 81 and Shannon Gramley carded and 82 as the other UofL participants.

The second round will begin at 8 a.m. eastern on Monday.

Team Results
1. UCF, 307 (+19)
2. Cincinnati, 311 (+23)
3. Louisville, 314 (+26)
4. SMU, 315 (+27)
5. Memphis, 319 (+31)
6. USF, 324 (+36)
7. Rutgers, 336 (+48)

Top-10 Individuals
1. Olivia Dose, Cincinnati, 74 (+2)
T2. Andrea Malek, Cincinnati, 75 (+3)
T2. Emily Haas, Louisville, 75 (+3)
T4. Ashley Holder, UCF, 76 (+4)
T4. Jenny Haglund, SMU, 76 (+4)
T6. Kristine Odaiyar, UCF, 77 (+5)
T6. Monifa Sealy, UCF, 77 (+5)
T6. Fanny Cnops, UCF, 77 (+5)
T9. Natalie Turk, Memphis, 78 (+6)
T9. Leighann Cabush, Memphis, 78 (+6)
T9. Raegan Bremer, Houston, 78 (+6)
T9. Laura Restrepo, Louisville, 78 (+6)  


The Louisville rowing team had a successful weekend of racing at the Clemson Invite earning five wins overall, including a trio of victories by the second varsity eight boat.

The Cardinals' second varsity eight crew of Sophie St. Martin (coxswain), Elise Valantine, Lucy Wilshier, Lizzie DeVries, Cynthia Doyle, Kylen Pattermann, Hanna Spittel, Abbie Wade and Katie Nord finished ahead of crews from No. 13 UCLA, No. 15 Wisconsin and No. 16 Cornell in winning the three races on Lake Hartwell. The boat's fastest time of the weekend came in Sunday's first session when it defeated a field of six other crews with a time of 7:04.4. In addition, Louisville's second varsity four crew of Annie Pape (coxswain), Emma Melton, Jenny Marler, Paula Gollnick and Kylie Noltemeyer added a pair of wins defeating crews from both UCLA and Cornell. The Cardinals also earned runner-up finishes over the two days in the varsity eight, varsity four and third varsity eight boats. "I'm really proud of how the team has handled everything since the last race and especially the way we competed this weekend. They showed a lot of attention to detail in training, which was important because we had to get as much as we could out of our practices and it showed this weekend," said Louisville head coach Derek Copeland "The weather was certainly a factor again this weekend but we handled it much better. It was nice seeing everything come together for us. The mileage on the Ohio River has certainly paid off for this team."
 Up next, the Cardinals will have a week away from competition to prepare for a series of races in Ann Arbor, Mich., on May 3. Louisville is scheduled to compete against the host Wolverines as well as No. 3 ranked Ohio State. "Now, we have to turn our attention to completing the semester in the classroom with finals and also training for the races against Ohio State and Michigan in two weeks," said Copeland. "We have a plan for this time of the season and we know it works. We'll get plenty of rest and do a lot of studying to put ourselves in a good position for the racing in Michigan."


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