LSU's Lindsay Gahm
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Gahm, Nistrup Shoot 69s on Final Day at Sugar Bowl
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Published: February 25, 2014, 04:50 PM (CT)
by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent), Sr. Associate SID

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Senior Lindsay Gahm and freshman Caroline Nistrup both posted rounds of 3-under 69 as LSU posted a strong final round of even par to conclude the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Tuesday at English Turn Golf and Country Club.

LSU posted a three-round total of 872, eight over par, finishing in eighth in the 17-team field in the season opening tournament of the spring. LSU had rounds of 291, 293 and 288. The nation’s top two teams dominated the competition with UCLA winning with a 21-under par 843 (285, 277, 281), while USC was second at 15-under 849 (285, 281, 283). Florida from the SEC took third at 6-under 858 (283, 289, 286).

Both Gahm and Nistrup had their game going on the final day with nine combined birdies on the two cards. Gahm improved every round starting with Monday’s 36-hole effort of 74-73, followed by the 69 that put her at even par 216 for the 54-hole event. She moved up 20 places in the final standings from a tie for 37th to a tie for 17th place in the 90 player field.

Nistrup had rounds of 73, 77 and 69 to finish at 3-over 219, moving up some 16 spots to 32nd place. Also on the final day LSU counted a 3-over 75s from Madelene Sagstrom and Ali Lucas. Sagstrom finished at 1-over 217 (71, 71, 75) to finish in a group tied for 22nd and Lucas finished at 4-over 220 (73, 72, 75).

Martz Sanz won the individual competition with a 54-hole score of 8-under 208 (71-69-68), one shot better than Tonje Daffinrud of Denver at 7-under 209. In all, 21 golfers shot even par or lower on the English Turn layout.

The even par round of 288 marks LSU’s fourth round of even par or lower during the 2013-14 season. The 3-under rounds of 69 represent a tie for sixth of the lowest individual rounds of the year.

The LSU women’s golf team returns to competition on March 7 at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at Hilton Head, S.C. The home LSU Tiger Golf Classic is set for Baton Rouge’s University Club on March 21-23.

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Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate
English Turn Golf Club – New Orleans, La.
Final Team Results (Par 288-864)
1. UCLA 285-277-281 – 843 -21; 2. Southern Cal 285-281-283 – 849 -15; 2. Florida 283-289-286 – 858 -6; 4. Denver 296-285-285 – 866 +2; 5. Clemson 295-284-289 – 868 +4; 5. Alabama 289-288-291 – 868 +4; 7. Oklahoma State 288-289-292 – 869 +5; 8. LSU 291-293-288 – 872 +8; 9. Auburn 296-291-286 – 873 +9; 10. Tulane 291-303-284 – 878 +14; 11. Washington 299-289-291 – 879 +15; 12. Miss. State 299-299-287 – 885 +21; 13. Baylor 291-306-290 – 887 +23; 14. Georgia 302-294-295 – 891 +27; 15. Ole Miss 294-302-298 – 894 +30; 15. Texas 301-300-293 – 894 +30; 17. UTSA 301-298-299 – 898 +34.

Individual Top 5 (Par 72-216)
1. Marta Sanz, Auburn, 71-69-68 – 208 -8; 2. Tonje Daffinrud, Denver, 70-67-72 – 209 -7; 3. Jayde Panos, Oklahoma State, 71-69-70 – 210 -6; 3. Maria Torres, Florida, 71-70-69 – 210 -6; 3. Alison Lee, UCLA, 72-68-70 – 210 -6.

LSU Scores
T17. Lindsay Gahm 74-73-69 – 216 E
T22. Madelene Sagstrom 71-71-75 – 217 +1
T32. Caroline Nistrup 73-77-69 – 219 +3
T37. Ali Lucas 73-72-75 – 220 +4
89. Elise Bradley 80-80-80 – 240 +24

 

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