LJUBJANA, Slovenia – LSU senior-to-be Madelene Sagstrom won her third consecutive singles win Saturday as the European Amateur Women’s Team Championships came to a close at the Golf and Country Club of Ljubjana.
Sweden lost its final match, 3-2, to Italy putting the Swedish team in sixth place in the final standings.
Sagstrom posted a 3&2 win over Italy’s Litl Roberte. Sagstrom lost her foursome match on the opening day of match play Thursday, but came back with three straight match play singles victories to conclude the event. This was the first match she played that didn’t go to the 18th hole.
In other matches involving LSU players, Caroline Nistrup got a half point for Denmark against Maria Dunne in Denmark’s 3.5-1.5 win over Ireland. Denmark finished in 11th place. Austria was a 3.5-1.5 winner over Iceland, but LSU’s Nadine Dreher suffered a 2&1 loss to Suma Vidisdotter. Austria placed No. 15 in the 20-team field.
In other news regarding LSU women’s golf, sophomore-to-be Carly Ray Goldstein, who won her qualifier for this event, will tee off Monday in the USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links tournament at Dupont, Wash. Goldstein will play both Monday and Tuesday in the 36-hole qualifier which will advance her to match play if she is in the top 64 after 36 holes.
Goldstein tees off Monday at 7:30 a.m. PDT. This will be the final women’s public links event which the USGA is replacing next year with a Four-Ball Championship. Scores can be followed at the tournament website and updates at www.Facebook.com/LSUwomensgolf and on Twitter @LSUwomensgolf.