Sept. 17, 2013
SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. - Sophomore Raegan Bremer fired a 2-under-par 70 in the final round of the Cardinal Cup on Tuesday afternoon to finish in a tie for sixth with a score of 218 and lead the University of Houston Women's Golf team.
Starting the day in a tie for 16th on the 6,253-yard, par-72 course at the Cardinal Club, Bremer used another steady round throughout the day to post the lowest 18-hole total in the young history of Houston Women's Golf. The Anaheim, Calif., native also set school records for lowest tournament score and best finish.
After teeing off on No. 15, Bremer recorded four straight pars before bogeying the 372-yard, par-4 first hole. However, that would be the sole blemish on her scorecard. Following seven straight pars, she hit her stride with a birdie on the 537-yard, par-5 ninth hole.
Making the turn, she parred No. 11 but drained back-to-back birdies on No. 11 and No. 12 for her second and third birdies in a four-hole stretch. Two straight pars wrapped up her round.
Bremer also set a personal best with her 54-hole total and did so easily. Her previous tournament low was 230 at the Stanford Intercollegiate on Oct. 19-21, 2012, when she competed at UC Davis.
Junior Courtney Ferguson finished in a tie for 19th with a score of 228 to give the Cougars two student-athletes among the top-20 leaders.
Ferguson, a Houston native and transfer from Oklahoma State, competed in the same threesome with Bremer during the final round but struggled with only one birdie. She opened the tournament with a 1-under-par 71, which was the school record until Bremer's performance Tuesday.
Host Louisville won the team championship with a score of 859 to finish 22 strokes ahead of Kansas. Louisville "B" (893), Chattanooga (901), Middle Tennessee (905), Murray State (907), Cincinnati (914), Memphis (919), Illinois State (920) and USF (927) rounded out the top-10 team leaders.
With only four team members in 2013-14, the Cougars will not be eligible for team titles at any tournaments in which they compete. Houston will field a complete team for the 2014-15 season.
Louisville's Laura Restrepo earned medalist honors with a score of 4-under-par 212 and finished one shot better than teammate Emily Haas and Kansas' Yupaporn Kawinpakorn.
It will be a quick turnaround for the Cougars following the Cardinal Cup. The team returns to action this weekend at the Lady Paladin Invitational. That tournament begins Friday morning at the Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, S.C.
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