LSU's Lindsay Gahm
Photo by:Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer
Lady Tigers Golf in 12th After Two Regional Rounds
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Published: May 10, 2013, 08:59 PM (CT)
by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent), Sr. Associate SID

PALO ALTO, Calif. – The LSU Lady Tigers remained in the top 12 after two rounds of the NCAA West Regional at the Stanford University Golf Course and still alive for a chance to play on in the 2013 season.

LSU will get the chance to play in the main wave Saturday morning in the final round, and still in the hunt for a top eight finish, just six shots behind Georgia. The top eight teams advance from this region to the NCAA Women’s Championship that happens to be at the University of Georgia Golf Course later in the month.

The Lady Tigers, ranked 30th by Golfstat, improved one shot on the second day, shooting a 16-over 300 over the Stanford course to stand at 33-over 601 to stand in 12th place. Some of the top seeds in the regional found their stride in the afternoon wave as six teams shot single digit numbers to put themselves in strong qualifying positions entering Saturday’s final round.

Purdue and Vanderbilt are tied for the lead at 9-over par 577, while Southern Cal is at 579 (+11) in third. Fourth place belongs to South Carolina at 13-over 581 and host Stanford is in fifth at 17-over 585. Baylor is in the sixth qualifying spot at 18-over 586, with Oregon from the morning wave taking seventh at 21-over 589. It is then six shots back to the eighth and final qualifying spot of Georgia at 27-over par 595.

Kent State (+28), Arizona (+31) and Ohio State (+32) are the teams between Georgia and LSU entering Saturday’s round also looking to advance to the top eight.

LSU junior Lindsay Gahm had a strong recovery round on Friday, posting a 1-under par 70 with four birdies on the round that improved her to a 36-hole total of 148, 6-over par. That put her in a tie for 34th, an improvement of 43 spots in the individual competition.

The Lady Tigers shot counted a 5-over 76 from Nadine Dreher while Elise Bradley and Ali Lucas each shot 6-over 77. Madelene Sagstrom, who was in fourth individually after one round after a 1-under 70, struggled on Friday to a 79.

The final round begins with the top 12 teams in the standings playing first beginning at 9:30 a.m. CDT. Live scoring can be found at LSUsports.net through Golfstatresults.com. Updates will be available on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/LSUwomensgolf and on Twitter @LSUwomensgolf.

NCAA West Regional
At Palo Alto, Calif.
Second Round Team Results (Par 284-568)
1. Purdue 291-286 – 577 +9; 1. Vanderbilt 289-288 – 577 +9; 3. Southern California 290-289 – 579 +11; 4. South Carolina 296-285 – 581 +13; 5. Stanford 301-284 – 585 +17; 6. Baylor 295-291 – 586 +18; 7. Oregon 292-297 –589 +21; 8. Georgia 296-299 – 595 +27; 9. Kent State 302-294 – 596 +28; 10. Arizona 300-298 – 598 +30; 11. Ohio State 301-299 – 600 +32; 12. LSU 301-300 – 601 +33; 13. Pepperdine 303-299 – 602 +34; 13. Texas A&M 300-302 – 602 +34; 15. San Jose State 301-304 – 605 +37; 16. UNLV 310-296 – 606 +38; 17. California 297-312 – 609 +41; 18. Denver 299-312 – 611 +43; 19. Harvard 309-305 – 614 +46; 20. Florida State 310-305 – 615 +47; 21. Miami 307-312 – 619 +51; 22. North Dakota State 309-315 – 624 +56; 23. Northern Arizona 307-318 – 625 +57; 24. Long Island 322-324 – 646 +78.

Individual Top 5 (Par 71-142)
1. Annie Park, Southern Cal, 67-71 – 138 -4; 2. Cassy Isagawa, Oregon, 69-70 – 139 -3; 3. Paula Reto, Purdue, 71-69 – 140 -2; 4. Regan De Guzman, San Jose State, 69-72 – 141 -1; 4. Jennifer Ha, Kent State, 73-68 – 141 -1; 4. Kendall Martindale, Vanderbilt, 71-70 – 141 -1.

LSU Scores
T34 Lindsay Gahm 78-70 – 148 +6
T40 Madelene Sagstrom 70-79 – 149 +7
T51 Nadine Dreher 75-76 – 151 +9
T77 Elise Bradley 78-77 – 155 +13
T89 Ali Lucas 80-77 – 157 +15

 

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