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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday Cardinal Couple -- Women's Golf Wins AAC Championship!!


- Haas' birdie putt on final home gives UofL the win

- Walz Ball

Excitement plus in the final round of the AAC Women's Golf Championship Tournament at the Hammock Beach Resort...Cardinal junior Emily Haas sinking a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole to put Louisville past UCF by one stroke for the title.

The Cards had a final round total of 299 to overtake the Golden Knights...finishing with a 3-day total of 915.

Haas had a 54 hole score of 223 and finished second overall in individual scores. Her team-low 71 Tuesday helped guide Louisville to their fifth conference title in school history.

SMU came in third with a 928 and had the individual low score champ in Jenny Ragland who beat Haas with a 218.

The win gives UofL an automatic spot in the NCAA Regionals that will take place May 8-10. Louisville will learn which of the three regional sites they are headed to on April 28th.

Sophomore Laura Restrepo tied for seventh with a score of 229. Tara Lyons, a senior, carded a 231...good enough for a tie for tenth. Junior Katie Petrino finished at 234 and freshman Shannon Gramley totaled 236.

A great come-from-behind on the final day win for Courtney Trimble's squad. Congrats to the chip-and-putt Cards for adding another trophy to the UofL showcase and heading to women's collegiate golf's "big dance".


Jeff Walz, head coach of the University of Louisville women’s basketball team, will walk the red carpet at The Julep Ball.

The premier Derby Eve Party with a Purpose, The Julep Ball is held annually on the evening before the Kentucky Derby and supports the work of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville. The event on May 2 at the KFC Yum! Center kicks off with a 6:30 p.m. cocktail reception, followed by dinner and a live auction at 8 p.m.
An Official Event of the 140th Kentucky Derby®, The Julep Ball provides a celebrity-studded night to remember with a multi-course seated dinner, a knock-your-socks-off auction, multiple open specialty bars, complimentary valet parking, and dancing until the wee hours of Derby morning. Tickets to The Julep Ball sell out early each year.

The full evening’s entertainment is $600 per person, $5,000 for a table of 10, and $100 per person for dance-only tickets. For further information and to buy tickets, go to The Julep Ball website.

As one of our readers commented...when sending me the link...will Walz have to get a suit? We say...why mess with the trademark? Wear the checked shirt...

We also wonder...although it is for a very good cause...isn't the extra $500 for dinner and the full evening's entertainment a bit high? Those gotta be some spicy meatballs and strong drinks!

Coach hobnobbing with celebs and NFL players. Who woulda thunk it seven years ago when he was trying to get Angel to roll off screens and Dez to look for the open player..

Also, the event is at the KFC YUM! foreign territory for Coach. If it all gets a little stuffy, he can always retreat to his office in the facility and watch a little game film. Or open up the practice court on the north side and coach up the attendees on layups and free throws.

Atta boy, Jeff !!!


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