UofL freshman goes 3 rounds in NCAA women’s golf

Better for the experience, been there, preparing for the future.

Olivia Cason
Olivia Cason

University of Louisville freshman Olivia Cason concluded her first season of collegiate golf Sunday night tied for 45th through three rounds in the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship at Eugene, Ore.

The third player in UofL program history to qualify for the individual national championship, Cason shot an even-par 72 in the third round. She turned in a composite score of four-over-par 220 over three days. She fell two strokes shy of advancing to the final round of stroke play on Monday.

The Owensboro, Ky., native opened the day with a birdie on No. 10 and then putted for par on 10-consecutive holes. After hitting her first bogey of the day on No. 3, she rebounded with a remarkable birdie on No. 4, a par-5, 518-yard hole. She had two more bogeys before ending the day – and tournament run – with a birdie on No. 9.

Just a freshman, remember the name.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.