Senior Caroline Nistrup posts 1-under 71 in first round in Tempe.
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Nistrup Shoots 71 In Opening Round In Arizona

Kent Lowe (@LSUkent)
Kent Lowe (@LSUkent)
Communications Sr. Associate

TEMPE, Arizona – Caroline Nistrup had three birdies on her opening day card at the PING/ASU Invitational and carded a one-under par round of 71 Friday on the ASU Karsten Course for the LSU Lady Tigers.

The LSU senior is in a group at T10 after the first of three rounds over the par 72, 6,337 yard layout.

LSU junior Sydney Cavin had a 1-over 73 for the Lady Tigers, while sophomore Kathleen Gallagher posted a 2-over 74. Cavin is T26 and Gallagher T37 after opening day.

Gallagher would tie for the best of the tournament on the par 3 holes, playing the holes in a 1-under par, while Nistrup was even par on the par 4 holes and 2-under par on the par fives.

LSU, which would post 11 birdies in his round, is at 7-over 295 and that is T9 with Kentucky. Arizona State and Baylor are the leaders in the team competition after one round at 10-under par 278. They are nine up on Washington and Arizona which posted 1-under 287 on the day.

LSU would also count a 5-over 77 from senior Lana Hodge.

Monica Vaughn of Arizona State is the individual leader at 8-under 64.

LSU will go off the back nine at 10 a.m. CT with San Diego State and Missouri. Live scoring is available at LSUsports.net through Golfstat.com.

PING/ASU Invitational
Karsten Golf Course – Tempe, Arizona
First Round Team Results (Par 288)
T1 Arizona State 278 -10; T1 Baylor 278 -10; T3 Washington 287 -1; T3 Arizona 287 -1; 5. UNLV 289 +1; 6. Oregon State 291 +3; T7 Kansas State 294 +6; T7 SMU 294 +6; T9. Kentucky 295 +7; T9. LSU 295 +7; 11. San Diego State 298 +10; 12. Missouri 299 +11; 13. Northern Arizona 305 +17; 14. New Mexico 306 +18.

Individual Top 5 (par 72)
1 Monica Vaughn, Arizona State, 64 -8; 2. Dylan Kim, Baylor, 68 -4; T3. Roberts Liti, Arizona State, 69 -3; T3. Paige Nelson, Kansas State 69 -3; T3 Fiona Liddell, Baylor, 69 -3.

LSU Scores
T10. Caroline Nistrup 71 -1
T26. Sydney Cavin 73 +1
T37. Kathleen Gallagher 74 +2
T55. Lana Hodge 77 +5
T60. Monica Dibildox 78 +6
T72. Marina Hedlund 80 +8

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