Sept. 24, 2012
MONROE, La. - After two rounds of action from the ULM Fred Marx Invitational, Lamar University senior golfer Julie Aime is tied for first place as the Lady Cardinals are tied for fourth as a team heading into Tuesday's final round.
Aime opened with a 2-under-par 70 on the par-72, 6,114-yard Bayou Desiard Country Club. The two-time All-Southland Conference selection followed with a 73 and is tied with Houston Baptist's Katy Kile at 1-under-par 143.
Lamar posted back-to-back team scores of 300 and is tied with Troy with a 36-hole score of 600 (+24). McNeese State and Southern Miss are tied for the team lead at 593 (+17) in the 16-team event. The Cowgirls were the only team to break 300 in both rounds with scores of 297 and 296.
Sam Houston State is in third at 596 (+20), while host Louisiana-Monroe is in sixth with a 601 total (+25). South Alabama (606), Stephen F. Austin (611), McLennan Community College and Northeastern State (tied at 614) round out the top 10.
LU sophomore Nghi Ngo is tied for 10th in the 89-player field after back-to-back 74s left her with a 148 total (+4). Ngo led the Lady Cardinals with a seventh place finish at the season-opening Chris Banister Gamecock Classic three weeks ago.
Freshman Taylor Stockton opened with a 78 and improved to a 75 in Monday's second round to move into a tie for 27th with a 153 total (+9).
Senior Lauren Van Gerven is tied for 45th after two straight 78s and a 156 total (+12). Lamar's final golfer is junior Katelyn McDougal who is tied for 55th at 158 (+14) after rounds of 78 and 80.
Lamar will be grouped with ULM and Troy in Tuesday's final round which is set for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.