Sept. 30, 2012
TULSA, Okla. - With senior golfer Julie Aime coming off her third career individual victory, Lamar University will look to continue a solid fall season when the Lady Cardinals tee it up Monday morning at the ORU Shootout, Presented by Bob Hurley Auto Family.
Aime took home medalist honors at the ULM Fred Marx Invitational just one week ago to improve her scoring average to a team-leading 74.2 strokes per round this fall. The two-time All-Southland Conference selection also earned wins as a freshman and junior.
Aime placed 12th at the ORU Shootout last year as Lamar finished fourth. This year's 13-team event will be played over two days on the par-72, 6,212-yard Meadowbrook Country Club. The first two rounds will begin Monday morning with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start before the final round on Tuesday.
Tournament host Oral Roberts will welcome Arkansas State, Drake, Houston Baptist, McLennan Community College, McNeese State, Sam Houston State, Southern Utah, Stephen F. Austin, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, UTEP and Texas-Pan American.
Redlands Community College won the tournament last year but won't be back to defend its team title. The Lady Cardinals finished just seven strokes back with three players in the top 12.
Lamar's top finisher at last year's tournament was current junior Katelyn McDougal who tied for ninth. McDougal is third on the team this year in scoring average at 78.0 strokes per round and opened the fall with a tie for 16th at the Chris Banister Gamecock Classic.
Tying with Aime last year for 12th place was sophomore Nghi Ngo in her second collegiate event. Ngo is just behind Aime in scoring average at 74.3 strokes per round.
Lamar's final two golfers will be senior Lauren Van Gerven and freshman Taylor Stockton. Stockton has tied for 30th in both of her college tournaments and is averaging 79.3 strokes per round. Van Gerven is just behind at 79.5 strokes per round.