SIMPSONVILLE, Ky.—The Columbia women’s golf team will travel to Louisville, Ky. this weekend to compete in the 15th annual Cardinal Cup Sunday through Tuesday, Oct. 23-25 at the University of Louisville Golf Club. The Cardinal Cup is a three-day 36-hole competition which features a 16-team field including six teams ranked among the nation’s top-50.
The competitive 16-team field includes No. 7 ranked Florida State, No. 22 Illinois, No. 33 East Carolina, No. 42 Wisconsin, No. 48 Kentucky and No. 50 Louisville. In addition, Maryland, Middle Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Minnesota, Kansas, Cincinnati, Richmond, Bradley and Ball State will also compete.
Tee times are at 10 a.m. on both Sunday and Monday with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The University of Louisville Golf Course is a par-72, 6,393 yard course. Live results are available at www.golfstat.com at this link: http://scoring.golfstatresults.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=participants&tid=11682. Check back with www.gocolumbialions for live updates throughout the three days of competition.
Columbia is in the midst of a successful fall golf campaign in which it captured two consecutive tournament titles. On Oct. 7-8, Columbia claimed its second consecutive team championship of the fall season when it won the Yale Intercollegiate following two rounds. Previously, it won the Princeton Invitational team title on Oct. 1-2 and registered a second place finish at the Nittany Lion Invitational in its first competition of the fall. At Yale, Ridhima Dilawari led the Lions with a fifth place performance, while Chulya finished in ninth place. At Princeton, the Lions used three top-10 individual performances from Vik, Chulya and Dilawari and a course low 298 stroke performance in the final 18 holes to capture the team title.
The Cardinal Cup marks Columbia’s final fall tournament.