Oct. 8, 2012
HUNTSVILLE - Lamar University placed four golfers in the top 20 Monday at Raven Nest Golf Club as the Lady Cardinals sit in fourth place at the Harold Funston Intercollegiate after two rounds.
Playing on the par-71, 6,067-yard layout, Lamar carded rounds of 300 and 297 for a 597 total. The 54-hole tournament will conclude Tuesday with the Lady Cardinals beginning the day 10 strokes off the lead held by St. Edwards (587).
Host Sam Houston State is second at 592 with fellow Southland Conference member Texas A&M-Corpus Christi third with a 594. With a 604 total, Houston Baptist rounds out the top five in the 11-team field.
Freshman Taylor Stockton put together the two best rounds of her young college career. Stockton opened with a season-best 73 and followed up with a 75 for a 148 total (+6) and a tie for 10th place in the 59-player field.
Wallis Spears of St. Edwards carries a 2-stroke lead into Tuesday's final round after opening with a sparkling 68 and following up with an even-par 71 for a 3-under-par total of 139. The Islanders' Vanessa Johnson is alone in second after rounds of 69-72--141 (-1).
Redshirt junior Lauren Van Gerven and sophomore Nghi Ngo are tied for 12th for the Lady Cardinals. Van Gerven matched her season-low score with a 74 in the opening round and followed with a 75 for a 149 total (+7).
Ngo, who has finished in the top 10 in all three of Lamar's events this fall, carded an opening round 75 and followed with a 74 to arrive at her 149 total.
Senior Julie Aime, who already has an individual win this fall to take her to three career victories, is tied for 17th after two rounds. Aime managed just a 78 in round 1, but came back strong with a 73 in the second round for a 151 total (+9).
Lamar's final golfer is junior Katelyn McDougal who is tied for 30th with a 36-hole total of 158 (+16). McDougal posted rounds of 80 and 78.