Kanturk’s Mairead Martin took second place in the Cardinal Cup as University of Louisville Womens Golf earned their first win of the season. Playing as hosts on their home course, Louisville beat the field by eight strokes to come home in style. Mairead was the best placed Louisville golfer, with rounds of 68, 73, 69 to finish on -6.
Now playing in her second year in Louisville, this was her best finish in a college tournament. “It was a really great weekend,” Martin said. “I felt really comfortable out here and I enjoyed it a lot. I felt really proud of my performance, and especially the team’s performance this weekend as well.” She finished in second place, two shots off the lead on 210. She carded a final-round 3-under-par 69, which included four birdies, as all of them came on the back nine. Martin led the tournament in par-3 scoring, finishing with a 2.83 average and 2-under-par. She was also second in par-4 scoring with a 3.87 average.
“It was an unbelievable day,” head coach Whitney Young said. “The team really came together. Everyone contributed this week, and today especially. They just kept fighting and making birdies. To be able to have my first team victory as a head coach here at the Cardinal Cup, I could not ask for anything more.” This was the final tournament of the fall season for the Cardinals. They return to the course when the Cards host the Moon Golf Invitational February 17-18 at the Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, Florida.