(SID) – Led by Stefanie Page, one of four players tied for fourth place in the individual medalist standings, Sam Houston State University stands third after the first 18 holes of the Southland Conference women’s golf championship on Monday.
With a young squad that leads the SLC in stroke average and has finished in first place in three of the 10 events it has played during the 2006-07 season, the Sam Houston State women’s golf team is attempting to break the tight grip Lamar University has on the SLC’s women’s title.
The Cardinals have won the Southland championship three of the five years since the SLC began awarding a crown in women’s golf.
Sam Houston State was league titlist in 2004 and Texas State-San Marcos won the inaugural Southland tournament in 2002.
Lamar leads going into the second day of action Tuesday.
The Cardinals fired a 306 team total while Texas State-San Marcos is second at 307, and Sam Houston State trails by two at 308.
The Bearkats’ Stefanie Page led all Southland golfers into the postseason with a 75.62 stroke average over 29 rounds.
With the addition of Central Arkansas and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to the league this year, an all-time high eight teams will battle for the SLC crown in 2007.