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Monday, June 8, 2020

Hartlage, Restrepo in Colorado Women's Open -- MONDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


It is traditionally rare for us to have athletic scores and results to report in June here at Cardinal Couple.  That's even more true in our "New World" affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, though, we have scores and results!  We'll talk about Louisville women's golf graduate student Lauren Hartlage playing in the three day CoBank Colorado Women's Golf Open. 

Hartlage, from Elizabethtown, KY, participated as an amateur in the 54-hole event. She finished tied for 34th. place. Out of the amateurs that played in the CoBank, she finished tied for 3rd place, just five strokes behind the best-scoring amateur in the event...Alyaa All-American from the USC Trojans. 

Hartlage had an impressive first round with a  -1 under 71 for the opening 18 holes. She was at +4 after the second round and played par golf over the final 18 holes....finihing one shot back of second place. 

Another Cardinal women's golfer, Laura Restrepo, also participated in the event. Restrepo played for the Cards from 2012 to 2016 and hails from Panama City, Panama. She scored a 226 for the 54 holes, highlighted by second round where she shot a -3 under par 69.

Restrepo's rookie season on the tour was 2017. 

She earned $420 as a professional for the event. She accomplished the rare "eagle" (2 under par) on her second day of competition and was in 16th place after two days.

The Cardinal women's golf squad looks very promising for the 2020-21 season. Besides Hartlage, three other top UofL women's golfers return in Hana Ryskova, Mairead Martin and Lauren Thibodeau.

Under the direction of Cardinal coaches Whitney Wade Young and Dori Carter, the Cards ended the 2019-20 campaign playing WKU on a chilly day Feb 29th. in Bowling Green. It was a seven-player match-up against the Toppers that Louisville won with six wins and one tie. They also fared well in the Moon Golf Invitational prior to that in Melbourne, FL -- finishing 3rd, just six strokes back of Ole Miss. 

The fall college golf slate usually begins in September and we'll see if that's still a "go" as the summer progresses. The Cards are scheduled to begin the 2020-21 season at home, at the UofL Golf Club in Simpsonville. 



  1. Hello Friends!
    Arthur Here!

    Those Cardinal womens Golfers should have a fine season with all that experience.

    I'm guessing you guys have heard the news and have something planned article-wise for tomorrow, but, it was announced earlier that Becky Burke is now the head coach at USC Upstate. That's a good move for the Spartans, They weren't much last year and long-time head coach Tammy George finally resigned.

    I'm only about a half-hour from Spartanburg here in Greer and it's a easy drive, so I'll be sure to make those home games, the Good Lord willing. They could win the Big South!

    I wonder just how many former Walz players and assistants have gone on to coaching gigs? I know of a few, like Michelle Clark Heard, Samantha Williams, Beth Ann Ord, Cam Newbauer and isn't Candyce Bingham coaching at Bellarmine? Who am I missing, experts?

    Your Friend
    #1 Clemson Fan
    Greer, SC

    1. Arthur, your list is pretty good. I can think of Sara Hammond as an assistant at Union University in Jackson, TN. Cortnee Walton is on-staff at Georgia Tech in recruiting operations.

      I'm probably missing someone or two.

      Blue Lou

  2. Hartlage will be an excellent pro someday.

    Curtis "Black Lives Matter" Franklin


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