March 15, 2013
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Lamar did not have a single golfer in the top 40 of Friday's first round from the Insperity Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate as the Lady Cardinals will head into Saturday's second round in a tie for 15th place.
Playing on Augusta State's own Forest Hills Golf Club, the Lady Cards registered a 35-over-par team total of 323 to stand tied with Charleston Southern in the 18-team field. The second round will begin Saturday morning and the 54-hole tournament will conclude with 18 holes Sunday.
Sophomore Nghi Ngo was the Lady Cards' highest finisher Friday after recording a 7-over-par 79 on the par-72, 6,214-yard layout. Ngo is tied for 43rd place in the 99-player field after a round that included just one birdie.
Vanderbilt's Lauren Stratton fired a 3-under-par 69 to grab the individual lead and help the Commodores to the top of the leaderboard through 18 holes. Ninth ranked Vanderbilt shot a 2-over-par 290 and will carry a five stroke lead over No. 16 Purdue (295) into Saturday.
No. 22 Texas is third at 299 (+11), with No. 26 Notre Dame standing fourth at 15-over-par 303. Coastal Carolina and East Tennessee State each shot 304 (+16) and are tied for fifth, one stroke ahead of host Augusta State (305).
LU senior Julie Aime, who has a win and five top five finishes this year, is one of two Lady Cardinals tied for 63rd. Junior Katelyn McDougal joined Aime with an opening round 81 (+9).
Freshman Taylor Stockton shot an 82 and is tied for 71st, while junior Lauren Van Gerven is tied for 91st after an opening round 87 which was not counted toward Lamar's team total.