Molly Skapik and Lauren Hartlage finished the first day of the Moon Golf Invitational in the top 20, leading the University of Louisville women’s golf team through two rounds of play on Monday in Melbourne, Fla.

The Cardinals, competing at the Duran Golf Club as part of a 13-team field, are tied for seventh with Maryland. Louisville put together a two-round score of 18-over-par 594 and is paired with Kennesaw State and Maryland for the third and final round that begins Tuesday at 8:45 a.m.

Skapik is pacing the Cardinals, shooting a 4-over-par 148 to sit in a tie for 17th. She recorded two birdies of her four birdies on the day in the final round, giving her a 1-over-par 73.

Hartlage totaled the most pars in the 74-player field, logging 28. She finished at 5-over-par 149, tying for 21st. The sophomore had a solid second round through the first 16 holes, sitting at even, before a double bogey and a bogey on 17 and 18, respectively.

Olivia Cason and Kristin Engle are tied for 35th, with identical scores of 7-over-par 151. Cason put together an even-par 72 to open the day, which included two birdies.

As a team, Louisville experienced the most success on par-4 holes. The Cardinals’ scoring lineup registered a 4.22 average, third best in the field.

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Moon Golf Invitational

Feb. 19, 2018

Duran Golf Club (par 72/6,309 yards)

Melbourne, Fla.

TOP-FIVE TEAM SCORES PLUS LOUISVILLE (13 teams, 36-hole totals): 1. Furman – 283-292; 2. Augusta – 288-292; 3. Old Dominion – 288-298; 4. Memphis – 297-290; 5. Virginia Tech – 294-294; t-7. Louisville – 297-297; t-7. Maryland – 300-294

LOUISVILLE GOLFERS (of 74): t-17. Molly Skapik – 75-73; t-21. Lauren Hartlage – 74-75; t-35. Olivia Cason – 72-79; t-35. Kristin Engle – 76-75; t-44. Jacqueline Twitty – 79-74; 73. Linda Trockel (i) – 85-80

Ira Green
Asst. Sports Information Director
University of Louisville Athletics

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