Oct. 23, 2012
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Senior golfer Julie Aime closed the Blue Raider Invitational with a 1-over-par 73 Tuesday at Old Fort Golf Club to move up to a tie for second place and help Lamar University close the fall season with a sixth place team finish.
Aime, who has three career individual titles to her credit, carded a pair of 74s on Monday to finish the 54-hole event with a 221 total (+5) and in a tie with Avery George of host Middle Tennessee. Cassie Rushing of Southern Illinois won the event with a 217 total (+1).
Aime tied for third in the event last year as Lamar finished second as a team. The two-time All-Southland Conference player finished the fall season with a team-leading 74.0 strokes per round scoring average.
The Blue Raiders won their home tournament for the second year in a row with a three-round total of 889 (+25) on the par-72, 6,177-yard layout. Morehead State placed second in the 18-team event at 905, with Arkansas-Little Rock (906), Southern Illinois (908) and Southern Mississippi (911) rounding out the top five.
The Lady Cardinals posted scores of 301 and 303 on Monday before closing with a 308 on Tuesday for a 54-hole score of 912 (+48), just one stroke out of fifth place.
Sophomore Nghi Ngo, who finished in the top 10 in all four of Lamar's previous fall tournaments, had to settle for a 20th place tie after rounds of 75-75-77=227 (+11). Ngo finished the fall season second on the team with a 74.9 stroke average.
Lauren Van Gerven carded her third straight round in the 70s to finish in a tie for 37th with a 231 total (+15). The redshirt junior posted scores of 77 and 75 on Monday before closing her fall with a 79.
Freshman Taylor Stockton matched the 79 of Van Gerven on Tuesday to finish tied for 56th at 235 (+19). Stockton opened the tournament with a 76 and added an 80 in the second round.
Junior Katelyn McDougal
closed out the Lady Cardinals' fivesome in a tie for 65th place. McDougal, who was tied for 54th after rounds of 76 and 79 on Monday, shot a final round 83 for a 238 total (+22).