LSU's Madelene Sagstrom
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Sagstrom Leads Women's Golf on Day 1 at NCAA's
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Published: May 09, 2013, 07:09 PM (CT)
by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent), Sr. Associate SID

PALO ALTO, Calif. – LSU sophomore golfer Madelene Sagstrom overcame a double bogey on her ninth hole of the day to shoot a strong 1-under round of 70 to pace the Lady Tigers on the first day of the NCAA West Regional tournament Monday at the Stanford University Golf Course.

Sagstrom is presently in pair of golfers tied for fifth in the individual standings, three shots off the lead of Annie Park of Southern California at 4-under 67. Emilie Burger of Georgia is second at 3-under 68 and Cassie Isagawa of Oregon and Regan De Guzman are tied for third at 2-under 68.

The 24-team field completed its first round of the three day event hours after LSU finished in the first wave of the morning over the par 71 course. LSU posted a 17-over round of 301, but in the battle to finish in the top eight in the event to go to the NCAA Women’s Championships, the Lady Tigers are very much in the thick of the game, just four shots out of the eighth and final qualifying spot held by California at 13-over par 297.

The top 12 seeds will play in the afternoon wave, which will not begin until 2 p.m. CDT on Friday so LSU will know what it needs to do to 1) stay in position for the eighth spot and 2) to make the top 12 positions that will play first on Saturday in the final round.

LSU in the final standings is in a four-way tie for 12th place with host Stanford, Ohio State and San Jose State. Denver (+15), Texas A&M and Arizona (+16) are between LSU and California in the battle for the final qualifying spot after 18 holes. Vanderbilt (+5), Southern Cal (+6), Purdue (+7) and Oregon (+8) were the only teams to shoot under double digits over par and have the first four spots entering the second round.

Sagstrom double bogeyed the 18th hole, her ninth of the day, taking a six on the par 4 hole, turning at 1-over 37. But the Swedish native had birdies on the two par 5s and one of the three par 3s on the front side to counteract a bogey to finish at 2-under 33 to finish at 71.

LSU also counted on the first day a 4-over 75 from Nadine Dreher and 7-over 78s from Lindsay Gahm and Elise Bradley. Ali Lucas carded a 9-over 80 on the day.

Live scoring on Friday can be found at LSUsports.net through Golfstatresults.com. Follow round updates on Facebook at www. Facebook.com/LSUwomensgolf and on Twitter @LSUwomensgolf.

NCAA WEST REGIONAL
Palo Alto, Calif.
First Round Team Results (Par 284)
1. Vanderbilt 289 +5; 2. Southern California 290 +6; 3. Purdue 291 +7; 4. Oregon 292 +8; 5. Baylor 295 +11; 6. Georgia 296 +12; 6. South Carolina 296 +12; 8. California 297 +13; 9. Denver 299 +15; 10. Texas A&M 300 +16; 10. Arizona 300 +16; 12. LSU 301 +17; 12. San Jose State 301 +17; 12. Stanford 301 +17; Ohio State 301 +17; 16. Kent State 302 +18; 17. Pepperdine 303 +19; 18. Miami 307 +23; 18. Northern Arizona 307 +23; 20. Harvard 309 +25; 20. North Dakota State 309 +25; 22. UNLV 310 +26; 22. Florida State 310 +26; 24. Long island 322 +38.

Individual Top 5 (Par 71)
1. Annie Park, Southern California, 67 -4; 2. Emilie Burger, Georgia, 68 -3; 3. Regan De Guzman, San Jose State, 69 -2; 3. Cassy Isagawa, Oregon, -2 69; 5. Madelene Sagstrom, LSU, 70 -1; Hannah Suh, California, 70 -1.

LSU Scores
T5. Madelene Sagstrom 70 -1
T46. Nadine Dreher 75 +4
T77. Lindsay Gahm 78 +7
T77. Elise Bradley 78 +7
T96. Ali Lucas 80 +9

 

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