Sept. 22, 2012
MONROE, La. - Fresh off a third place showing in its season opening tournament, the Lamar University women's golf team will continue fall play Monday at the Fred Marx Invitational from Bayou DeSiard Country Club.
The 54-hole tournament will be played over two days on the par-72, 6,114-yard layout. The first two rounds will be played back-to-back Monday beginning with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start before the final round is played Tuesday.
Former conference rival Louisiana-Monroe will serve as tournament host for the 16-team field. Also scheduled to play are Centenary, Houston Baptist, Jackson State, McLennan Community College, McNeese State, New Orleans, Northeastern State, Oklahoma City, Sam Houston State, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Stephen F. Austin, Troy and Western Kentucky.
This is the sixth year for the event as a women's tournament after it served as a men's tournament for seven seasons. Troy is the two-time defending team champion. Lamar will be making its debut in the event.
Behind the strong play of sophomore Nghi Ngo, Lamar opened its fall schedule with a third place finish at the Chris Banister Gamecock Classic. Ngo, who was second on the team as a freshman with a 77.8 strokes per round scoring average, tied for seventh two weeks ago at Jacksonville State's event.
Lamar senior Julie Aime is coming off her second straight All-Southland Conference season and led the Lady Cardinals with a 76.0 scoring average as a junior. Aime tied for 13th at Jacksonville State after rounds of 75-77-79.
Also competing for Lamar will be juniors Katelyn McDougal and Lauren Van Gerven and freshman Taylor Stockton. McDougal tied for 16th at the Gamecock Classic and posted a 77.9 scoring average as a sophomore.
Van Gerven opened the year with a tie for 24th, while Stockton tied for 30th in her first collegiate event.