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 all 10 events for Lamar and finished with an 81.5 strokes per round average ... Best finish was a tie for 11th as Lamar won the team title at the Ladyjack Crown Classic after carding rounds of 83-80-81=244 (+28) ... Tied for 12th at the rain-shortened Chris Banister Gamecock Classic after posting a 76 (+4) ... Also shot a 76 at the Blue Raider Invitational and the Insperity Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate to match her low round of the year ... Placed 35th at the Southland Conference Championship with scores of 82-87-85=254 (+38) ... Tied for 22nd at the LPGA Xavier Collegiate Invitational after shooting a 78 in the shortened 18-hole event ... Tied for 34th with rounds of 81-83-82=246 (+30) as Lamar won the HBU Husky Invitational.
2010-11: Received a medical redshirt for the year ... Played in four tournaments, all in the fall ... Finished the year with a scoring average of 80.5 strokes per round ... Best finish was a tie for 23rd at the rain-shortened Cowgirl Fall Invitational ... Opened the season with a tie for 27th at the Chris Banister Golf Classic ... Low rounds of the year were a pair of 78s at the WorldLink North Texas Classic where she tied for 39th.
2009-10: Played in nine tournaments as a true freshman with a scoring average of 80.1 ... Placed eighth at the Chris Banister Classic in first collegiate tournament, helping Lamar win the team title ... Shot three rounds in the 70's at the LPGA International Xavier Invitational ... Tied for 24th at the Southland Conference Championships after rounds of 77-77-80 ... Had a low round of 74 at the Chris Banister Classic.
High School: Played for the Belgian National Team from 2007-09.
Personal: Lauren Van Gerven was born on October 27, 1991, in Belgium ... Daughter of Paul Van Gerven and Carine Sonck ... Enjoys surfing, swimming and traveling ... Is a communication major.