BATON ROUGE – A good finish by the LSU women’s golf team propelled them back into the Women’s Golf Coaches Association’s final coaches’ poll of the fall season at No. 23.
The Lady Tigers posted two top three finishes in the fall, including a strong second place showing with a 54-hole total of 16-under par 868 at The Alamo Invitational. Also two individuals, junior Madelene Sagstrom and senior Lindsay Gahm, were able to record their first tournament wins of their LSU careers.
The LSU Lady Tigers also got an outstanding fall performance from freshman Caroline Nistrup of Denmark who leads the team in stroke average for the fall of 71.00 for 12 rounds. Nistrup shot two rounds of -5 under during the fall, one 65 on a par 70 course and a 67 on a par 72 route, and posted three top 7 finishes in the fall tournaments.
USC remained on top getting 19 of the 21 first-place votes with UCLA, remaining second, getting the other two. The top Southeastern Conference team is Alabama in fourth, up from sixth. Other SEC teams in the top 25 are Arkansas (9), South Carolina (14), Vanderbilt (15), Florida (16) and Kentucky (20).
The Lady Tigers will begin their spring season in February, highlighted by the annual LSU Tiger Golf Classic at the University Club in Baton Rouge, March 21-23.
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