Oct. 1, 2012
TULSA, Okla. - With senior Julie Aime leading the way Monday, the Lamar University women's golf team will take an 11 stroke lead into Tuesday's final round at the Bob Hurley Auto ORU Shootout from Meadowbrook Country Club.
Aime, who picked up her third career individual title just one week ago at the ULM Fred Marx Invitational, is looking to make it two in a row after carding back-to-back 73s on Monday. Her 146 total (+4) on the par-71, 6,120-yard layout gives Aime a one stroke advantage over Sam Houston State's Shelby Hardy for first place individually.
As a team, the Lady Cardinals posted scores of 302 and 303 for a 605 total (+37) heading into the final round of the 54-hole tournament. Host Oral Roberts is second at 616 (+48), with Sam Houston State (620), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (623) and Southern Utah (624) rounding out the top five in the 13-team field.
Katelyn McDougal was tied with Aime after firing a 73 in the first round, but managed just an 80 in the second round. Her 153 total (+11) still has McDougal in a tie for ninth place in the 73 player field. The junior was Lamar's low finisher in the event last year with a tie for ninth as the Lady Cards finished fourth.
Sophomore Nghi Ngo and freshman Taylor Stockton are tied for 21st place for the Lady Cardinals with 156 totals (+14). Ngo opened with an 80 before a second round 76, while Stockton did just the opposite with a first round 76 and a second round 80.
Redshirt junior Lauren Van Gerven had the Lady Cardinals' second best round in the afternoon. Van Gerven, who opened with an 86, bounced back with a 74 to match her career-low round at Lamar. Her 160 total (+18) has Van Gerven tied for 40th place.
Tuesday's final round will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start.