LSU's Lindsay Gahm leads the tournament with 18 holes to play
Photo by:Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer
Lady Tigers Go Low on Day 2 at The Alamo
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Published: October 28, 2013, 08:58 PM (CT)
by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent), Sr. Associate SID

BATON ROUGE – The 25th-ranked LSU women’s golf team posted one of the lowest rounds in the program’s 30-plus year history Monday as they moved into championship contention after two rounds of The Alamo Invitational at the Briggs Ranch Golf Course.

The Lady Tigers counted four under par scores to post a 9-under round of 279, the fourth lowest round in program history and the lowest round since September 2011. The 279, 9-under round moved the Lady Tigers into a tie for second with first-round leader Oklahoma, at 12-under par 564, two shots behind second-round leader Arkansas at 14-under par 562.

The 564 total for 36 holes is the second lowest ever for the LSU women’s team by five shots and the total is just four shots shy of the team record of 36 holes set in 2010.

The Lady Tigers posted 19 birdies in the second round and had their round to as deep as 11-under mid-way through the back nine.

Senior Lindsay Gahm, who shot 68 on Sunday, has not had a bogey since the second and third holes on Sunday, recording six birdies over the final 15 holes and then coming back Monday with a 4-birdie, no bogey round of 68 again. That score of 136 (68-68) puts Gahm in the individual lead of the tournament at 8-under par, equaling the lowest 36 hole total ever recorded by an LSU women’s golfer. Former LSU golfer Austin Ernst recorded 136 at the Cougar Classic in 2011.

Gahm, whose 10 birdies is tied for second in the competition, is two shots clear of Sanna Nuutinen of TCU (74-64, 138) and Sarah Schober of Florida (67-71, 138). Gahm has played the par 5 holes so far in 5-under par and the par 4s in 3-under.

But it was a total team day for LSU as junior Madelene Sagstrom brought home a 3-under 69 after a 4-over 76 on Sunday. Freshman Caroline Nistrup posted a second straight 1-under 71 to stand at 2-under 142 and sophomore Nadine Dreher also brought the fourth counting score in a 1-under 71. Ali Lucas’ scored didn’t count for the team but she continued her great fall play with a 1-over 73 to stand at even par 144.

Nistrup at 2-under is tied for 14th place in the standings and Lucas is in a tie for 20th place.

“The team just played with so much confidence,” LSU Coach Karen Bahnsen said. “There was a lot of wind, but they handled it and didn’t let it affect their day. This team is starting to believe in themselves. We are looking forward to the final round.”

That final round to conclude the fall season begins with an 8:45 shotgun start and LSU, Arkansas and Oklahoma will play together. Follow LSU basketball on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/LSUwomensgolf and on Twitter @LSUwomensgolf.

The Alamo Invitational
San Antonio, Texas

Second Round Team results (288-576)
1. Arkansas 279-283 – 562 -14; 2. Oklahoma 278-286 – 564 -12; 2. LSU 285-279 – 564  -12; 4. Texas A&M 281-286 – 567 -9; 5. UTSA 285-286 – 571 -5; 6. Florida 280-292 – 572 -4; 7. TCU 289-285 – 574 -2; 8. SMU 287-291 – 578 +2; 9. Tulane 290-291 – 581 +5; 10. Texas State 292-292 – 584 +8; 11. Louisville 290-296 – 586 +10; 12. Florida State 289-301 – 590 +14; 13. Baylor 297-295 – 592 +16; 14. Tennessee 290-304 – 594 +18; 15. Texas 295-304 – 599 +23.

Top 5 Individuals (Par 72-144)
1. Lindsay Gahm, LSU, 68-68 – 136 -8; 2. Sanna Nuutinen, TCU, 74-64 – 138 -6; 2. Sarah Schober, Florida 67-71 – 138 -6; 4. Emma Lavy, Arkansas, 68-71 – 139 -5; 4. Laura Lonardi, Baylor, 72-67 – 139 -5; 4. Taylor Newlin, UTSA, 69-70 – 139 -5; 4. Emily Tubert, Arkansas, 68-71 – 139 -5.

LSU Scores
1.Lindsay Gahm 68-68 – 136 -8
T14. Caroline Nistrup 71-71 – 142 -2
T20. Ali Lucas 71-73 – 144 E
T26. Madelene Sagstrom 76-69 – 145 +1
T36. Nadine Dreher 75-71 – 146 +2

 

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