LSU's Madelene Sagstrom
Photo by:Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer
Lady Tigers Golf Sixth in Shortened Spring Debut
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Published: February 26, 2013, 07:58 PM (CT)
by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent), Sr. Associate SID

NEW ORLEANS - The openness of English Turn Golf and Country Club to the wind send scores higher Tuesday in the final round of the rain-shortened Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate as LSU moved up two spots to a sixth place finish.

But the Lady Tigers, much as they did late in the fall semester, continued to show improvement as they posted a 36-hole score of 16-over par 592 (291-301) with a final round total coming on a day in which the average score was over three strokes higher than the day before.

After Sunday's first round, English Turn was deluged with heavy rains and hail overtime and most of Monday wiping out the round and forcing a rain-shortened finish on Tuesday around a course that was still waterlogged. Throw in winds that ranged from 20-30 MPH and it made for conditions that any golfer would dislike.

"The course was obviously playing tough," said LSU Coach Karen Bahnsen. "But we continue to improve each week. This was a good tournament for their confidence. They hung in there and really did a good job of grinding through the round and finishing ahead of some opponents ranked ahead of them."

UCLA won a one-hole playoff for the title over Southern California after the pair tied for the title after 36 holes at 4-over 580. UCLA had rounds of 283-297 and USC 287-293. Duke was third at 583 with Tulane 589 and Purdue 591 finishing up in front of LSU.

The Tigers were led on the final day by sophomore Madelene Sagstrom and freshman Elise Bradley. Sagstrom moved up 28 places on the final day from a tie for 41st to a tie for 13th place after an even par round of 72 moved her to a 36-hole total of 2-over 146 (74-72). Bradley also finished in the 13th place tie with the same 36-hole total after rounds of 71-75.

Lindsay Gahm moved up six spots to a tie for 35th at 6-over 150 (74-76) and LSU's other counting score on the day was Nadine Dreher with a 78.

The individual competition was won by Baylor's Hayley Davis with a 4-under 36-hole total of 140 after rounds of 72-68. She won by two shots over three golfers.

The LSU women's golf team returns to Baton Rouge for a week before going to the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head, S.C., March 8-10.

Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate
English Turn Golf and Country Club
Final Team Results (Par 288-576)
1. UCLA 283-297 - 580 +4 (UCLA wins playoff on first hole); 2. Southern Cal 287-293 - 580 +4; 3. Duke 283-300 - 583 +7; 4. Tulane 282-307 - 589 +13; 5. Purdue 295-296 - 591 +15; 6. LSU 291-301 - 592 +16; 7. Alabama 285-308 - 593 +17; 7. Baylor 290-303 - 593 +17; 9. Texas 294-301 - 595 +19; 10. Florida 286-310 - 596 +20; 10. Oklahoma State 294-302 - 596 +20; 12. Texas 296-305 - 601 +25; 13. Ohio State 299-307 - 606 +30; 14. Oregon 298-313 - 611 +35; 15. Colorado 303-310 - 613 +37; 15. Tulsa 306-307 - 613 +37; 17. UTSA 298-316 - 614 +38; 18. Auburn 302-315 - 617 +41.

Individual Top 5 (Par 72-144)
1. Hayley Davis, Baylor, 72-68 - 140 -4; 2. Kelsey Vines, Oklahoma State, 72-70 - 142 -2; 2. Lee Lopez, UCLA, 69-73 - 142 -2; 2. Sophia Popov, USC, 70-72 - 142 -2; 5. Tiffany Lua, UCLA, 70-73 - 143 -1; 5. Desiree Deubreuil, Texas, 69-74 - 143 -1; 5. Emily Penttila, Tulane, 67-76 - 143 -1.

LSU Scores
T13. Madelene Sagstrom 74-72 - 146 +2
T13. Elisa Bradley 71-75 - 146 +2
T35. Lindsay Gahm 74-76 - 150 +6
T45. Ali Lucas 72-80 - 152 +8
T60. Nadine Dreher 76-78 - 154 +10

 

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