Louisville Leads the BIG EAST Women's Golf Championship Field After the First Round

Round One Results

Round Two Tee Times

Championship Central


ORLANDO, Fla. - Louisville notched a 287 to finish one under par in the first round of the BIG EAST Women's Golf Championship at Reunion Resort in Orlando, Fla. The Cardinals recorded the lowest one-round team score at the BIG EAST championship since it was moved to Reunion Resort, and hold the lead by seven strokes.


Four Louisville players finished in the top-10, including Tara Lyons (T-2nd, 71), Katie Petrino (T-2nd, 71), Emily Haas (T-9th, 72) and Laura Restrepo (T-9th, 73). Senior Candice Wiley shot an 80 to finish tied for 34th. The 2012 runner-up Emily Haas will tee off at 10:00 a.m., on Monday in the second round.


No. 26 Notre Dame finished in the second position after a rough round for defending champion Ashley Armstrong. The Fighting Irish shot a 294 (+6), with freshman Lindsey Weaver finishing tied for second (71). Armstrong shot a 77. Weaver tees off at 10:20 a.m., and Armstrong tees off at 9:50 a.m., tomorrow morning.


2011 BIG EAST individual champion Harin Lee of St. John's took an early lead through six holes and never looked back. The junior tallied five birdies on holes one, three, 13, 17 and 18 to score a 70 in the first round. Four players are tight on Lee's trail for the lead, including Seton Hall's Hannah Basalone, Notre Dame's Lindsey Weaver, Louisville's Katie Petrino and Louisville's Tara Lyons.


Several BIG EAST women's golfers recorded eagles on the Watson Course at Reunion Resort. Cincinnati's Alex Carl, Jennifer Neville of St. John's and Christina Cantu of Seton Hall all eagled on the 17th hole. Louisville's Petrino recorded six birdies to lead all competitors.


The 2013 BIG EAST Women's Golf Championship continues tomorrow from Reunion Resort at 8:00 a.m. 



Team Standings after Round One:


1. Louisville (287)


2. Notre Dame (294)


3. Seton Hall (301)


4. St. John's (302)


5. Cincinnati (304)


5. Rutgers (304)


7. USF (305)


7. Georgetown (305)