Chang leads Lamar to victory at ORU

Published 11:12 pm Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Lamar sports information
TULSA, Okla. — Lamar’S Wenny Chang celebrated her 23rd birthday in style Tuesday by capturing the Bob Hurley ORU Shootout for her seventh career victory while leading the Cardinals to a 13-stroke victory in the team competition.

Chang, the two-time defending Southland Conference Women’s Golfer of the Year, defeated freshman teammate Elodie Chapelet on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff for the victory, saving par from the bunker on the par-4 10th hole.

Chang and Chapelet each finished the tournament at 8-over-par 221 for 54 holes on the par-71, 6,013-yard layout at the Meadowbrook Country Club. Teammate Olivia Le Roux, who was the leader after two rounds, finished in a three-way tie for third, one stroke behind the leaders with a 222 total.

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LU and SFA were two of six Southland Conference squads in the field. SLC member Houston Baptist was fourth at 924.

The Cardinals will compete in their third tournament in as many weeks when they compete at the Bearkat Women’s Invitational, hosted by fellow Southland Conference member Sam Houston State, on Oct. 3-4 in Huntsville, Texas. LU finished third in last year’s 15-team event.