March 16, 2013
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Sophomore Nghi Ngo fired a second round 73 to move into 25th place and help the Lamar women's golf team to 11th place at the Insperity Augusta State Intercollegiate with one round to play.
Against one of the top fields in women's golf, Lamar will head into Sunday's final round on the par-72, 6,214-yard Forest Hills Golf Club just six strokes behind No. 48 UTSA. After recording a first round team total of 323, Lamar improved to a 306 on Saturday for a 629 total (+53).
Ngo opened the tournament with a 79 on Friday, but improved to a 73 for a 152 total (+8). The only Lady Cardinals to post two rounds in the 70s, Ngo shot an even-par 36 on the back nine which included one birdie and one bogey. Ngo was 1-over on the front Saturday.
Ninth ranked Vanderbilt leads the 18-team field with a 7-over-par total of 583 for 36 holes. No. 16 Purdue is second at 586 (+10), with No. 26 Notre Dame (593), host Augusta State (599) and Coastal Carolina and East Carolina (604 each) rounding out the top five.
Only two players are under par for the tournament with Augusta State's Natalie Wille shooting 70-72 for a 142 total (-2) and the 36-hole lead. Vanderbilt's Jenny Hahn is one stroke back after rounds of 70 and 73.
LU senior Julie Aime struggled to an opening round 81, but rebounded with a 74 on Saturday to move into a 37th place tie with a 155 total (+11). Aime double bogeyed the opening hole, but played the following 17 holes at even-par which included two birdies and two bogeys.
Junior Katelyn McDougal is tied for 55th after rounds of 81 and 78 left her with a 159 total (+15). McDougal picked up two birdies on Saturday, but also had eight bogeys.
Freshman Taylor Stockton and junior Lauren Van Gerven round out the Lady Cards' lineup. Stockton is tied for 77th with a 164 total (+20) after back-to-back rounds of 82, while Van Gerven is tied for 89th in the 99-player field at 168 (+24) after rounds of 87 and 81.