Feb. 25, 2013
CORPUS CHRISTI - As strong winds halted play in the 14-team Islander Classic after just one round Monday, the Lamar University women's golf team stood in a first place tie with Missouri State.
The two-day tournament, which had originally been scheduled for 54 holes, will be shortened to just 36 holes with play resuming Tuesday on the par-72, 6,093-yard Corpus Christi Country Club. The final round will begin at 8:15 a.m.
Four of Lamar's five golfers are among the top 20 following the first round with senior Julie Aime tied for fourth after carding a 77. As a team, Lamar posted a 317 total (+29) and is tied with Missouri State. North Texas is alone in third with a 321 total, with Oral Roberts and Sam Houston State tied for fourth at 322.
Host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is tied for sixth with Oklahoma City University at 325, with Stephen F. Austin in eighth at 330, Central Arkansas in ninth at 332 and McLennan Community College rounding out the top 10 with a 334 total.
Danielle Lemek of Bradley University was the only player to shoot par Monday and stands in first place by one stroke. Chaslyn Chrismer of North Texas is alone in second after a 73 and the Islanders' Nikki Dunn is third following her 76.
LU junior Katelyn McDougal, sophomore Nghi Ngo and freshman Taylor Stockton each shot an 80 on Monday and are tied for 16th place. Lamar is the only school to place its top four golfers inside the top 20 in the first round.
Junior Lauren Van Gerven is tied for 32nd in the 78-player field after shooting an 83, while Lamar freshman Stina Resen is tied for 36th after an 84. Resen is playing as an individual and her scores won't count toward Lamar's team total.
The Lady Cardinals finished as runner-up at the event last year with Aime tying for eighth place to lead the team.