Lamar Wins 2014 Southland Women’s Golf Championship

first_imgLamar had one player shoot 1-over par 71 and three more shoot a 4-over par 76 in the final round to help the Lady Cardinals win their second consecutive and fifth overall conference title. Lamar wins the Southland Conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA regionals, which will be held May 8-10 at one of three pre-determined sites. The Lady Cardinals will find out where they will be heading during the April 28 selection show on the Golf Channel, 5 p.m. CT. Final Results (PDF) | Highlights | Trophy Ceremony | Brown InterviewMAGNOLIA, Texas – Lamar led from the opening day and held off a late charge from Oral Roberts to a win the 2014 Southland Conference Women’s Golf Championship by six strokes at the High Meadow Ranch Golf Club in Magnolia, Texas. Lamar, which carded a three-day total of 904, placed all five golfers in the top 15 led by freshman Kelly Erasmus, who finished fifth overall with a 9-over par (76-73-76–225). Junior Nghi Ngo (76-76-76 – 228) and freshman Wenny Chang (75-80-73 – 228) tied for seventh with a 12-over par while sophomore Taylor Stockton finished one stroke behind in 10th place (77-76-76–229). Freshman Bertille DuPont rounds out the Lady Cardinal finishers, tying for 13th with a three-round total of 235 (79-74-79). Oral Roberts finished in second place after shooting a 46-over par 910 after three rounds. Oral Roberts placed three golfers in the top 10, highlighted by sophomore Shinwoo Lee, who finished second with a 4-over par 220 (72-73-75). Sophomore Alejandra Acosta finished sixth with a 12-over par 228 (78-75-73) and senior Alheli Moreno tied for seventh (81-73-74 – 228) with Ngo and Chang. Central Arkansas sophomore Sarah Brown took medalist honors after posting a three-round total of 3-over par 219 (74-76-69). Brown, who shot the lowest round of the tournament with a 3-under par 69, came from five shots back in the final round to edge ORU’s Lee by one stroke. Brown is the second Bear to win the conference’s individual title, joining Rebecca Sorensen (2010). Brown was the only golfer to break par in the final round, helping pace the Bears to a third-place finish. Stephen F. Austin freshman Piper Kyle (71-78-75 – 224) and Sam Houston State freshman Paige Nelson (71-80-73 – 224) tied for third overall with an 8-over par to complete the top five. Central Arkansas finished third (920) followed by Sam Houston State (928) and Stephen F. Austin (930), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (940), Houston Baptist (941), McNeese State (946) and New Orleans (969). UIW, which is not eligible to earn the league’s automatic bid during its transition period from Division II to Division I, is participating unattached. As a team, the Cardinals finished with a 962.last_img

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