April 17, 2012
BLANCO, Texas - Despite a strong day from junior Julie Aime on Tuesday, the Lamar women's golf team slipped back to fourth place after the second round of play from the 2012 Southland Conference Championships at Vaaler Creek Golf Club.
Aime shot a second round 1-over-par 73 for a two round score of 149 (+5) and a tie for fifth place in the 40-player field. She finished her second round with three birdies and four bogeys on the par-72, 5,994-yard Vaaler Creek layout.
Lamar opened the tournament Monday with a 305 team score which was good enough for third place. However, the Lady Cardinals posted a 312 in round two as Central Arkansas was able to pass them. UTSA leads the eight-team tournament with a two-day total of 596 (+20), two strokes ahead of Texas State (598).
Central Arkansas finished with a team score of 300 on Tuesday for a two-round total of 612. Lamar is fourth at 617, followed by Sam Houston State (619), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (633), McNeese State (664) and Stephen F. Austin (669). Final round play in the 54-hole event will begin Wednesday morning.
UTSA's Shannon Jungman is the only player under par after two rounds of play. Jungman opened with a 70 before carding a 73 in round two for a two-day score of 1-under-par 143. She leads UCA's Malin Senneryd by one stroke heading into Wednesday's final round.
LU senior Sarah Nicholas had Lamar's best opening round with a 73, but slipped back to a 79 on Tuesday to fall into a tie for ninth. Nicholas managed only one birdie on day two as she stands at 8-over-par with a 152 total.
Two strokes behind Nicholas is sophomore Katelyn McDougal. The Richmond native is tied for 11th after back-to-back 77s have her at 10-over-par.
Freshman Nghi Ngo is alone in 28th place with a two-round score of 162 (+18). Ngo, who opened with a 79, posted an 83 Tuesday which included a quadruple bogey nine on the par-5 10th hole. Redshirt sophomore Lauren Van Gerven is in 34th place after rounds of 82 and 87 for a 169 total (+25).