Julie Aime shoots 69 to help Lady Cards to third place finish
Behind a career-best round of 69 from sophomore Julie Aime on Tuesday, Lamar University managed to move up a spot and finish third in the WorldLink North Texas Golf Classic.
Aime opened with rounds of 74-71 on Monday at the Golf Club at Champions Circle, but saved her best for last as the native of France shot the second best round of the tournament to finish in third place at two under par. Bowling Green’s Susannah Grunden won the tournament with rounds of 69-71-70 (-6).
The Lady Cardinals’ team score of 292 on Monday was the second best score of the day and helped LU move ahead of Houston Baptist with a three-day total of 901 on the par-72, 6,489-yard course. Host North Texas won the 13-team event at 872 (+8), followed by Sam Houston State (+21), LU(+37), HBU (+45) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (+49).
Aime was not the only LU golfer to have a solid final round. Freshman Katelyn McDougal shot an even par 72 to match her low round as a collegian and finish tied for 16th in the 70-player field at 12 over par.
Senior Ashley Thorpe, who opened with rounds of 83 and 80, rebounded on Tuesday with a solid 73 to finish in a tie for 37th. Her 73 was the third best score for the Lady Cardinals on the day.
Junior transfer Sarah Nicholas tied for 20th after posting scores of 73-79-78 (+14) and senior Stine Pedersen tied Thorpe at 37th with rounds of 80-76-80 (+20).
Sophomore Lauren Van Gerven, who was competing as an individual, carded a final round 78 to tie for 39th.
The Lady Cardinals next action will come at the Oral Roberts Shootout on Oct. 4-5 at the Meadowbrook Golf Club in Tulsa, Okla.