March 31, 2014
SUGAR LAND, Texas -
The Lamar Lady Cardinals golf team fired a 309-310 - 619 Monday afternoon on the Riverbend Country Club course and is one of three teams tied for first after day one of the Husky Invitational. After finishing the opening round down by a stroke to Louisiana-Monroe, the Lady Cardinals enter Tuesday's final round tied with the Warhawks and Central Arkansas.
"I'm very proud of how we played today," said head coach Brian White. "A lot of teams really stepped up and are playing well, but our young squad was able to get out front early and stay with the leaders. Any time you have three players on the leaderboard's top 15 you have to feel pleased with that. We need to come out here tomorrow and try and separate ourselves from the pack."
Freshman Wenny Chang led Lamar with an eight-over 152 and is currently tied for fifth overall. Chang opened with a two-over 74 but struggled down the stretch closing with a six-over 78. Sophomore Taylor Stockton tied Chang for the team's lowest score. In a reversal of Chang's performance, Stockton struggled in the opening round but settled down in the afternoon round. She finished the day with a 79-73 - 152. The Lamar duo is only three strokes off the individual lead.
Junior Nghi Ngo is currently tied for 14th after firing a 76-80 - 156. Ngo is currently tied for 14th, three strokes ahead of freshman Kelly Erasmus. One of three freshman competing for Lamar in Sugar Land, Erasmus posted an 80-79 - 159 and enters Tuesday 23rd overall.
Freshman Bertille DuPont closed out the Lamar scorecard with identical rounds. Dupont finished the day tied for 37th with an 82-82 - 164.
2014 Husky Invitational
Riverbend Country Club - Sugar Land, Texas
March 31, 2014
1. Louisiana-Monroe 308-311 - 619
Lamar 309-310 - 619
Central Arkansas 313-306 - 619
4. Houston Baptist 312-313 - 625
5. Incarnate Word 317-319 - 636
6. Stephen F. Austin 321-317 - 638
7. Oklahoma City 326-319 - 645
8. Sam Houston State 320-326 - 646
9. A&M-Corpus Christi 329-335 - 664
10. McLennan CC 330-335 - 665
11. New Orleans 335-340 - 675
12. North Dakota 340-336 - 676
13. Texas-Pan American 331-348 - 679