CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The back half of a six-round in nine-day odyssey continues for the LSU women’s golf team Friday at the UNC Finley Golf Course in the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational.
Coach Karen Bahnsen is hoping that the final three rounds this weekend can bring home results as good as or better than the first half of the schedule through the Schooner Invite in Norman, Okla.
LSU finished in a tie for third in the event and junior Madelene Sagstrom posted a 66 in the final round to win by two strokes her first individual collegiate title.
It was back to Baton Rouge late Monday, then class on Tuesday and Wednesday before leaving Wednesday afternoon to prepare for Friday’s opening round of the 54-hole event that runs through Sunday on the par 72, 6,285 yard layout.
“We are excited about what happened in Oklahoma,” said LSU Coach Karen Bahnsen. “But now we have to focus on the task at hand. We have to stay in the moment and continue to improve each day we play.”
Sagstrom, the junior from Sweden who earned first-team All-SEC honors a year ago, will be joined by two seniors and two freshmen in the lineup for the Tar Heel.
Lindsey Gahm from Louisville is back in the lineup after playing the opening Cougar Classic and Ali Lucas of Crowley looks to continue her fine scoring in the first two events this year.
Freshman Caroline Nistrup of Denmark has already made a mark for LSU, becoming just the third woman in the 35-year history of the program to shoot an aggregate 65 on the par 70 course in Oklahoma last Sunday. She will be joined in her college debut by Carly Ray Goldstein of Coral Springs, Fla., who has 100 junior titles to her golfing resume’.
Live scoring for the event can be found Friday at LSUsports.net through birdiefire.com. LSU will play with Auburn and Oklahoma in a wave to begin at 8:54 a.m. CST. Follow LSU women’s golf on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/LSUwomensgolf and on Twitter @LSUwomensgolf.