Feb. 26, 2013
CORPUS CHRISTI - Senior Julie Aime fired a final round 2-under-par 70 Tuesday at the Corpus Christi Country Club to finish alone in second place and lift the Lamar women's golf team to the title of the 2013 Islander Classic.
Aime opened the event with a 77 on the par-72, 6,093-yard layout to finish with a 36-hole score of 147 (+3), finishing just two strokes behind Bradley University's Danielle Lemek. A two-time All-Southland Conference selection, Aime was the only player in the field to break par in a round.
The Lady Cardinals, who opened the spring season with a victory at the Le Triomphe Collegiate Invitational a week ago, have now won three times during the 2012-13 season. Lamar finished second at the Islander Classic a year ago and won the event in 2008.
Lamar began the final round in a tie for first with Missouri State after both teams shot a 317 in round one. The Lady Cardinals improved to a 299 in the second round to post a team total of 616 (+40) and hold off Oral Roberts (619) by three strokes.
Missouri State dropped to third in the 14-team tournament which was shortened to 36 holes due to high winds with a 622 total (+46). Sam Houston State finished fourth at 626, with North Texas placing fifth at 631 and host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi finishing sixth at 640.
Junior Katelyn McDougal tied for 13th in the event with a 156 total (+12). McDougal, who also tied for 13th last year in the Islander Classic, posted rounds of 80 and 76.
Sophomore Nghi Ngo tied for 15th place with a 157 total and freshman Taylor Stockton finished a stroke behind in a tie for 18th. Both Ngo and Stockton opened with 80s, with Ngo carding a second round 77 and Stockton posting a 78.
Junior Lauren Van Gerven tied McDougal for the Lady Cardinals' second best round Tuesday after posting a 76. Combined with her opening round 83, Van Gerven tied for 21st place in the 78-player field with a 159 total (+15).
Freshman Stina Resen
, playing as an individual, tied for 36th place with a 163 total after rounds of 84 and 79.
The Lady Cardinals will look for three straight tournament victories when they tee it up at the Insperity Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate from Augusta, Ga. on March 15.