March 30, 2014
SUGAR LAND, Texas -
The Lamar Lady Cardinals will step on the course for the first time in two weeks Monday when they prepare to open the 2014 Husky Invitational. The invitational is a 14-team tournament that will take place on the 6,084-yard par 72 Riverbend Country Club course.
The tournament field consists of host Houston Baptist, Central Arkansas, Houston, Incarnate Word, Lamar, Louisiana-Monroe, McLennan Community College, New Orleans, North Dakota, Oklahoma City, Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Texas-Pan American.
The two-day tournament sets up a showdown between the top-two teams from last years Husky Invitational. After holding a lead heading into the final round, the Lady Cardinals dropped a two-stroke decision to conference rival Sam Houston State, 911-913. Lamar finished last year's tournament with three players in the overall top 10, including Katelyn McDougal who posted a team-high fourth-place finish.
Lamar enters Monday's first round looking to bounce back from their toughest outing of the season. The Lady Cardinals were never able to find their stride posting a 12th-place finish on a very tough Forest Hills Golf Club course in Augusta, Ga. It marked the first time this season Lamar failed to finish within the leaderboard's top four.
Freshman Wenny Chang has been the Southland's top rookie all season, but is now receiving some tough competition from an LU teammate. Classmate Bertille DuPont led Lamar at the Lady Jaguar Classic.
Following the Husky Invitational, the Lady Cards will have one more tournament before opening the Southland Conference Championships next month. Next week Lamar travels to Maricopa, Ariz., to compete in the Cowgirl Classic.