Lamar Takes Five-Stroke Lead Into Final Round

Feb. 24, 2014

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Lamar was the only team to post a sub-300 score in the second round of the Islander Classic to close out the day with a five-stroke lead monday afternoon. The Lady Cardinals fired a 302-295 - 597 on the 6,108-yard par 72 Corpus Christi Country Club course to lead Houston Baptist, 597-602, with 18 holes to play.

"We got some great play from our entire lineup today," said head coach Brian White. "Any time you can place three golfers inside the top 10, including three in the top five, you have put yourself in a very good position. We now have to come out tomorrow and put together another strong round."

All five Lady Cardinals finished the day among the overall top 25, with three golfers in the leaderboard's top 10. Newcomer Kelly Erasmus is one of two golfers among the top five still fighting for the individual championship. Erasmus finished the day with a three-over 147 to place third overall, only four strokes behind Oklahoma City's Elia Folch for the overall lead.

Freshman Wenny Chang holds the next spot on the individual leaderboard only a stroke back of Erasmus. After opening the day with a three-over par score in the morning round, Chang battled back to post a one-over 73 in the second round of 18 holes.

Sophomore Taylor Stockton is the third Lady Cardinal in the top 10. Stockton is tied for eighth after posting a 76-73 - 149.

Freshman Bertille DuPont and junior Nghi Ngo are separated by just a stroke with 18 holes remaining. Dupont is tied for 19th after carding a 77-76 - 153, while Ngo is tied for 24th (77-77 - 154).

The final round of the Islander Classic will tee off at 1 p.m. Lamar will be paired up with Houston Baptist and Oklahoma City.

 

 

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Islander Classic
Corpus Christi Country Club - Corpus Christi, Texas
Feb. 24, 2014

Team Scores 1. Lamar 302-295 - 597 2. Houston Baptist 292-310 - 602 3. Oklahoma City 301-305 - 606 4. North Texas 308-307 - 615 5. Central Arkansas 308-309 - 617 6. Oral Roberts 314-304 - 618 7. Northern Illinois 306-317 - 623 8. Stephen F. Austin 310-314 - 624 9. Sam Houston State 315-314 - 629 10. Bradley 310-320 - 630 11. A&M-Corpus Christi 319-316 - 635 12. South Dakota 322-317 - 639 13. Texas-Pan American 323-323 - 646 14. McLennan CC 327-321 - 648 15. Drake 330-328 - 658 16. Texas A&M-Kingsville 344-339 - 683

 

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