Men’s golf places tenth in conference Championships

Joe DeNicholas

The Villanova’s men’s team finished tenth overall shooting a 38-over 902 at the Big East Championships.

Both the Louisville Cardinals men’s and women’s golf teams won the 2009 Big East Golf Championships at the Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in Florida.

The victories marked the third time in two years that the Cardinals swept the men’s and women’s events.

Wildcat Brandon Kelley paced the squad with a three round total of 221. His individual score was good enough for 19th overall. Conor Casey finished with 224, Doug Stadler added 229, Brett Bergman shot 229, while Colin List rounded out the scoring with a 243. Casey, Stadler and Bergman all shot a team low of 72 in one of the three rounds.

The men of Louisville ended the competition with a final score of 847, which was 17 under par. The Marquette Golden Eagles were the runner-up with a total score of 12-under 852. The Cardinals and Golden Eagles were the only two squads to finish under-par. Seton Hall, Notre Dame and host South Florida finished third, fourth and fifth respectively.

On the women’s side, the Cardinals shot an 876 while Notre Dame was just behind with 887 strokes. Cincinnati and Georgetown tied for third, finishing with 917. South Florida, St. John’s and Rutgers rounded out the bottom three finishing with 918, 937 and 966 respectively.

Louisville senior Adam Hadwin was the men’s overall individual winner, while senior Lisa Maunu of Notre Dame received medalist honors for the women.

The championship was highlighted by Hadwin’s five-under 67 in the final round to finish the tournament with a nine-under 207 (70-70-67). Maunu of Notre Dame earned medalist honors after finishing with a one-under 215 (74-71-70).