SIMPSONVILLE, Ky.—The Columbia women’s golf team shot 15 strokes better than its first day of competition to move into ninth place heading into Tuesday’s final 18 holes at the Cardinal Cup. The 54-hole, three-day Cardinal Cup competition continues on Tuesday at the University of Louisville Golf Club.

On Monday, Columbia shot a combined 304, 15 strokes better than its day one score of 319. At plus 47, the Lions are tied with Cincinnati for ninth place.

Jackie Chulya currently sits in 14th place at 152 (plus 8) after firing a 74 today and 78 on Sunday. She is followed by Rachel Shi, who is in 49th place with a 158 (79-79), Ridhima Dilawari in 53rd place at 159 (82-77), Camila Vik (87-74), who improved all the way up to 60th place at 161 after shooting a 74 in today’s 18 holes and Amy Ding in 60th place at 161 (80-81),

Florida State (301-292-593) leads the team competition followed by Wisconsin (303-294-597), Kentucky (302-301-603) and Illinois (305-299-604). Wisconsin’s Brooke Farrell is in first place at 143, just one stroke ahead of Florida State’s Morgan Metreaux at 144.

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.

Players will begin Tuesday’s final 18 holes with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. 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.