April 6, 2013
HOOVER, Ala. - The Lamar University women's golf team will play one final tune-up before heading to the Southland Conference Tournament as the Lady Cardinals compete at the 2013 Samford Intercollegiate from Hoover Country Club.
The 54-hole tournament will be played over two days on the par-72, 6,271-yard layout. The first two rounds will get underway with an 8:15 a.m. shotgun start Monday morning, while the final 18 holes will be played Tuesday.
The Lady Cardinals are coming off a second place finish at the HBU Husky Invitational last week and will be looking for their fourth team title this year. Lamar will be playing at Samford for the first time.
Samford welcomes 10 other schools for this year's event with Lamar being the lone Southland Conference representative. Alabama State, Jackson State, Jacksonville State, Louisiana-Monroe, Tennessee Tech, UAB, Mobile, New Orleans and West Florida will all be competing. Troy won the event last year but will not be back to defend.
Lamar's lineup will be senior Julie Aime, juniors Katelyn McDougal and Lauren Van Gerven, sophomore Nghi Ngo and freshman Taylor Stockton.
Aime is coming off a tie for 17th at the HBU Husky Invitational, just the third time in nine events this year she has finished outside of the top 10. The two-time all-conference selection leads Lamar with a 74.7 stroke average for 18 holes.
McDougal had her best finish of the year last week at Houston Baptist with a tie for fourth place. She is currently sporting a 77.9 scoring average.
Ngo and Stockton tied for eighth place at HBU. Ngo is second to Aime with a 75.4 scoring average and has six top 10 finishes this year including picking up her first career win.
Stockton is averaging 78.4 strokes per round and Van Gerven is at 79.8.