EDINBURG ' All five Lady Cardinals placed in the top 10, led by senior Jacque Bennight, helping the Lamar womens golf team win the Lady Bronc Intercollegiate Classic hosted by Texas-Pan American.
Bennight, a Missouri City, Texas, native, shot a final round 5-over par 77 on the par-72, 6,208-yard course. She placed seventh individually with a score of 237. Stefanie Maynard of host UTPA, who shot a final round 80, and Jillian Wyne of St. Marys, who closed with a 79, tied at 229. Maynard won medalist honors in a playoff.
Lamar closed with a final round 321 for a 54-hole score of 951 to claim the team title. Southwest Texas was second at 964, 13 strokes behind the Lady Cardinals. UTPA was third at 971 and St. Marys and McNeese State tied for fourth at 974.
This is probably the most consistent Ive ever seen the girls play in a tournament, and Im really happy for them, said coach Brad McMakin. The wind was really blowing hard today, and they all stayed focused and played well. We also were able to beat a couple of conference teams, and that should help our confidence as we continue our schedule in preparation for the conference tournament.
Senior transfer Christina Gushanas shot a final round 80 to finish eighth at 239 and sophomore Casey Cain was one stroke back in ninth place at 240 following a final round 82. Juniors Nicole Nall and Tanya Niblett tied for 10th place at 241. Nall shot a final round 82 and Niblett closed with an 83.
Lamar will continue its spring schedule March 17-18 at the Sam Houston Womens Invitational.