NORMAN, Okla. – The LSU women’s golf team got off to a strong start on the first day of the Schooner Fall Classic at the BelMar Golf Club, shooting a 15-over par that leaves the Lady Tigers just two shots out of first place going into Sunday’s second round.
Oklahoma State and Arizona State are tied for the first-round lead at 13-over 293 on the par 70 layout where team par is 280. Those are the only two teams ahead of LSU, standing in third at 15-over par 295. The Lady Tigers are one shot to the good of Florida State (+16) in fourth and Denver and Kent State tied for fifth at 18-over par.
LSU was third best on the day on the par 3, playing the five holes in +2, to help set their round up on the par 36-34 course. LSU was second only to Oklahoma State in number of pars with 57 and eight birdies, tied for fourth.
Junior Madelene Sagstrom, a first-team All-SEC selection as a sophomore was on her game Saturday, shooting an even par round of 70 to stand in third place after the opening day. Starting on the back nine, Sagstrom had a bogey and a birdie in the first seven holes and then proceeded to make 11 straight pars to close the round at even par.
Sagstrom is in a group of five players at even par, three shots out of the lead of Jayde Panos of Oklahoma State at 3-under 67 and second place belongs to Katerina Ruzickova of Texas A&M at 2-under 68.
LSU also counted 3-over par 73s from senior Ali Lucas and freshman Caroline Nistrup. Lucas continued her good scoring to start her senior season and Nistrup has shown her abilities in her first two LSU events. Both are tied for 13th place in the competition. LSU’s other counting score was a 9-over 79 from Nadine Dreher in her first round of the season for the Lady Tigers
The second round begins Sunday morning and live scoring will be available on LSUsports.net through Birdiefire.com. Follow LSU women’s golf on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/LSUwomensgolf and on Twitter @LSUwomensgolf.
Schooner Fall Invite
First Round Team Results – Par 280
1. Oklahoma State, 293 +13; 1. Arizona State, 293 +13; 3. LSU295 +15; 4. Florida State 295 +15; 5. Kent State 298 +18; 5. Denver 298 +18; 7. Kentucky 20 +300; 8. TCU 301 +301; 9. Texas State 303 +23; 9. Texas A&M 303 +23; 11. SMU 306 +26; 12. Oklahoma 307 +27; 13. Pepperdine 309 +29; 14. Georgia 311 +31; 15. Texas Tech 313 +33.
Individual Top 5 (Par 70)
1. Jayde Panos, Oklahoma State, 67 -3; 2. Katerina Ruzickova, Texas A&M 68 -2; 3. Laure Castlain, Florida State, 70 E; 3. Madelene Sagstrom, LSU, 70 E; 3. Alex White, TCU, 70 E; 3. Tonje Daffinrud, Denver, 70 E; 3. Raegan Bremer, Houston, 70 E.