Oct. 5, 2013
Fresh off their overwhelming victory at the ORU Shootout, the Lamar Lady Cardinal golf team returns to action Monday at the Harold Funston Invitational in Huntsville, Texas. The tournament will play 36 holes Monday, followed by the final round of 18 Tuesday on the 6,067-yard, par-71 Raven's Nest Country Club course.
The nine-team field will be an early benchmark of where the Lady Cardinals stand in the conference. Six other schools from the league will be competing in Huntsville. The Harold Funston Invitational field consists of host Sam Houston State, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Incarnate Word, New Orleans, Oral Roberts, Stephen F. Austin, Texas-Pan American, Tyler Junior College and Western Texas College.
Lamar is coming off a victory at the ORU Shootout that saw them take a one-stroke lead after the first round and extend that lead after every round. The Lady Cards walked away with a 14-stroke victory, led by their freshman class. Bertille DuPont carded a team-low 224 (74-77-73) to finish fourth overall, while classmate Wenny Chang finished tied for fifth just a stroke back. Junior Ngi Ngho rallied 14 places on the leaderboard in the final day to finish 11th (226).
The Lamar women started the season strong, and have only gotten better every tournament. After finishing third at the season-opening FedEx Women's Intercollegiate in Memphis, Lamar just missed a team title at the Fred Marx Invitational by one stroke two weeks later. LU improved on that finish with its team title in Tulsa last week.
Lamar brought home a fourth-place finish from the Harold Funston Invitational last season. Led by Ngo, the Lady Cardinals fired a three-round 898. Ngo was one of two LU players to finish in the top 10 recording a 75-74-74 - 223.
The Harold Funston Invitational is one of two remaining tournaments during the fall semester. The Lady Cardinals close out the fall schedule with an Oct. 21st date at the Blue Raider Invitational in Murfreesboro, Tenn.