Ira Green, University of Louisville Athletics
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville freshman Olivia Cason has earned Division I All-Bryan Region honors, the Women’s Golf Coaches Association announced on Tuesday.
Cason, who earned the accolade for being a top-10 placewinner at one of the four regional championships, is just the fourth golfer in program history to earn the award and first since 2008. The Owensboro native qualified for the NCAA Championship as an individual after tying for sixth behind a 3-under-par 213 at the NCAA Regional Championship in Bryan, Texas on May 7.
Playing in her first postseason collegiate event, Cason putted for 10 birdies and achieved the third-best mark at an NCAA Regional Championship in school history – the lowest since 2007. Her 3-under-par 69 in the second round is tied for the fourth-best round at a regional championship by an individual in school history.
The 5-foot-5 Cason is scheduled to play at the NCAA Championship in Eugene, Ore., beginning Friday. Should she rank as one of the top nine individuals not on an advancing team through three rounds of competition, Cason would play in the final round of stroke play on May 23 for a shot at the national title.
Currently, Cason boasts a 75.6-stroke average, with four top-10 finishes. She has shot even or below par in six rounds.