Lady Cardinals finish 21st in first regional appearance since 1995
54-hole tournament will conclude Saturday with the top 8 teams advancing to NCAA Championship
Lamar is making its third trip to NCAA Regional play
Lamar will begin play Thursday at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club
Lamar won the Southland Conference Tournament to earn its first regional berth since 1995
2011-12: Played in each of Lamar's 10 tournaments during the season and finished third on the team with a 77.9 strokes per round scoring average ... Finished 13th at the Southland Conference Tournament with scores of 77-77-79=233 (+17) ... Tied for second in the rain-shortened Chris Banister Gamecock Classic to open the year after carding a 73 in the opening round ... Followed that with a tie for ninth at the Bob Hurley ORU Shootout after posting scores of 80-73-76=229 (+16) ... Shot 79-76-75=230 (+14) to tie for 12th and help the Lady Cardinals win the HBU Husky Invitational ... Tied for 13th at the Blue Raider Invitational, the Islander Classic and the Ladyjack Crown Classic ... Was Lamar's top finisher on two occasions.
2010-11: Played in all 11 tournaments for the Lady Cardinals as a true freshman ... Finished the year with a 79.03 strokes per round scoring average ... Began her collegiate career with a tie for fifth at the Chris Banister Classic; her best finish of the season ... Shot a 72 for her low round of the year at the WorldLink North Texas Classic as she tied for 16th ... Shot a 74 to tie for seventh at the rain-shortened Cowgirl Fall Classic ... Tied for 23rd at the Southland Conference Championships after carding rounds of 87-77-75 ... Had a tie for 10th at the Houston Baptist Intercollegiate with scores of 82-78-77.
High School: Played four years for coach Kelly Kitchens at Lamar Consolidated ... Took home medalist honors in District 23-4A as a junior and senior ... Named Player of the Year by the Texas Junior Golf Tour as a senior ... Helped Mustangs to a pair of district team titles ... Had a second and a third place finish at Regionals ... Went to state tournament three years in a row, becoming first girl from school to go to state ... Named Player of the Year by the Houston Golf Association three years in a row ... Earned an academic letter as a senior.
Personal: Katelyn McDougal was born on October 16, 1991, in Wharton, Texas ... Daughter of Larry and Karen McDougal ... Brother Larry played three years of golf at UT-Tyler ... Majoring in history.