Oct. 22, 2012
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Senior golfer Julie Aime posted back-to-back 74s Monday at Old Fort Golf Club to help Lamar to a sixth place tie at the Blue Raider Invitational with one round to play.
Aime stands in a 10th place tie with a 4-over-par total of 148 on the par-72, 6,177-yard layout. A native of France, Aime tied for third at the 2011 Blue Raider Invitational as the Lady Cardinals placed second as a team.
Host Middle Tennessee leads the 18-team field with a 590 total (+14) after rounds of 299 and 291. Morehead State is second at 597, followed by Jacksonville State in third at 598 and Southern Illinois and Southern Mississippi tied for fourth at 601.
Lamar is tied with Arkansas-Little Rock with a 604 total (+28). The Lady Cardinals opened with a 301 and followed with a 303 heading into Tuesday's final round. This will be the final tournament of the fall season for the Lady Cards.
Jacksonville State's Maya Parsons and Southern Illinois' Cassie Rushing are tied for the individual lead in the 93-player field at even-par 144. Parsons shot a sparkling 5-under-par 67 in round one, before a second round 77, while Rushing carded back-to-back 72s.
Sophomore Nghi Ngo, who has finished in the top 10 in all four of Lamar's fall tournaments, is tied for 22nd after consecutive rounds of 75 for a 150 total (+6). Ngo tied for 25th in the event last year as a true freshman.
Redshirt junior Lauren Van Gerven is tied for 34th with a 152 total (+8). Van Gerven, who tied for 57th last year, began the tournament with a 77 Monday morning and improved to a 75 in the afternoon round.
Junior Katelyn McDougal is tied for 54th after rounds of 76 and 79 for a 155 total (+11). Freshman Taylor Stockton is one stroke behind in a tie for 60th after carding scores of 76 and 80.