Lauren Hartlage shot a 2-under-par 142 after two rounds of play on Monday at the Minnesota Invitational, leading the University of Louisville women’s golf team in its season opener in Woodbury, Minnesota.

Hartlage is currently tied for sixth, aided by a 2-under-par 70 in the second round. The junior carded an eagle on a par-5, 500-yard hole, her last hole of the day. She sits five strokes back of the leaders, North Texas’ Lauren Cox and San Jose State’s Natasha Andrea Oon.

Collectively, Louisville compiled a 6-over-par 582 and is in sixth place. The Cardinals, 11 strokes behind the clubhouse leader San Jose State, returns to action on Tuesday and is paired with Kentucky and Middle Tennessee for the final round.

Mairead Martin is in the midst of a solid collegiate debut. The freshman is tied for 21st after shooting a 2-over-par 146. She is pacing the team with 26 pars.

Olivia Cason and Margot Bechadergue are tied for 31st after each shot a 3-over-par 147. Bechadergue had a stellar start to her second round, tallying a birdie on three of her first four holes and finishing the front nine at 3-under.

Lauren Thibodeau, playing as an individual in her first collegiate event, is tied for 38th. The freshman finished the day with an even-par 72 in the second round.

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Minnesota Invitational

Sept. 10, 2018

Prestwick Golf Club (par 72/6,479 yards)

Woodbury, Minn.

TOP-FIVE TEAM SCORES PLUS LOUISVILLE (15 teams, 36-hole totals): 1. San Jose State – 282-287; 2. East Carolina – 288-282; 3. Virginia Tech – 283-290; t-4. Kentucky – 294-286; t-4. Middle Tennessee – 283-297; 6. Louisville – 292-290

LOUISVILLE GOLFERS (of 84): t-6. Lauren Hartlage – 72-70; t-21. Mairead Martin – 73-73; t-31. Olivia Cason – 73-74; t-31. Margot Bechadergue – 74-73; t-38. Lauren Thibodeau (i) – 76-72; t-66. Kristin Engle – 78-74


Ira Green
Asst. Sports Information Director
University of Louisville Athletics


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