May 10, 2013
NORMAN, Okla. - Senior Julie Aime and junior Katelyn McDougal are tied for 82nd place as the Lamar University women's golf team finds itself in 22nd place after the first two rounds of the NCAA Central Regional from Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club.
Both players posted 75s in Thursday's opening round before carding second day 79s on the par-72, 6,298-yard track for 10-over-par totals of 154. The two are the only Lady Cardinals to post back-to-back rounds in the 70s.
Aime could not muster a birdie in round 2 as she carded a double bogey and five bogeys on the day. The three-time All-Southland Conference performer began on the 10th hole and shot a 40 on the inward nine before closing with a 39 on the front nine.
McDougal's scorecard also featured a double bogey and five bogeys. An honorable mention all-conference performer this season, McDougal shot 39 on the back nine and came home with a 40 on the front.
As a team, Lamar opened with a 303 in the first round before settling for a 321 on Friday for a 36-hole score of 624 (+48). The Lady Cardinals stand five shots behind Illinois State and seven strokes ahead of Butler in the 24-team field. The 54-hole event will close Saturday.
The top eight teams, and the top two individuals not on one of those teams, will advance to the NCAA Championship from each of the three 24-team regionals. The NCAA Championship is set for May 21-24 at the University of Georgia Golf Course.
No. 4 ranked Oklahoma is taking advantage of playing on its home course and leads the elite field with a two-round score of 7-under-par 569. No. 3 Duke is second at 575 (-1), with No. 9 Florida in third at 589 (+13) and No. 15 Arizona State and No. 39 Coastal Carolina tied for fourth at 590 (+14).
OU's Emily Collins has the lead in the 126-player field with a 7-under-par total of 137. Collins opened the tournament with a 67 and fired a 70 on Friday. Mississippi State's Ally McDonald is a stroke back in second place with a 136 total, with three players tied for third at 3-under-par.
LU's Nghi Ngo
is tied for 97th place after posting rounds of 74 and 82 for a 12-over-par total of 156. Ngo, who opened her second round with Lamar's only birdie on the day, was 3-over after nine holes. The sophomore who earned first-team all-conference honors this year suffered a quadruple bogey 8 on her final hole of the day to fall to 10-over-par.
Freshman Taylor Stockton is tied for 115th place with a 16-over-par total of 160. Stockton opened with a 79 before carding an 81 in the second round. She was 3-over-par after nine holes before taking a pair of bogeys early on the front nine and back-to-back double bogeys.
Redshirt junior Lauren Van Gerven is in 126th place after posting a pair of 88s for a 32-over-par total of 176. For the second straight day, Van Gerven shot 45 on the front nine and 43 on the back nine.