Sept. 7, 2010
GLENCOE, Ala. - Lamar golfers Julie Aime and Katelyn McDougal each fired their third straight round in the 70s on Monday at the Chris Banister Golf Classic to help the Lady Cardinals finish in second place in the seven-team field.
Aime shot a final round 78 (+6) on the par-72, 5,943-yard course to finish in a fifth place tie with McDougal. A sophomore from France, Aime shot earlier rounds of 76-75 to finish 12 strokes behind tournament winner Lucia Fernandez of Jacksonville State.
McDougal, a freshman from Richmond, was playing in her first collegiate tournament and posted scores of 73-79-77=229 (+13). Her opening round 73 was the top score among the six Lady Cardinal golfers at the event.
Lamar, which won the event in 2009, shot a final round 310 (+22) to finish second behind tournament host JSU. The Gamecocks final round team score of 299 was the lowest of the tournament.
Florida Gulf Coast finished third, four shots behind Lamar, followed by Mercer, Butler, Samford and Evansville.
Senior Stine Pedersen posted Lamar's low round of the day with an impressive 75 to finish in a 10th-place tie. Newcomer Sarah Nicholas finished in a tie for 17th with scores of 81-76-80, while sophomore Lauren Van Gerven shot 83-79-80 to tie for 27th.
Senior Ashley Thorpe, who was playing as an individual, opened with an 85, but rebounded with scores of 78 and 75 to finish in a 19th-place tie.
Lamar will continue play next Monday in the Worldlink North Texas Fall Classic.